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Dillian Whyte takes centre stage tonight as he bids to finally secure a heavyweight world title shot.
The Londoner has spent 600 days as the No.1 contender for Deontay Wilder’s belt without being called as the champion’s mandatory challenger.
But victory over the dangerous Oscar Rivas will secure him that coveted spot with a fight against Wilder – or Tyson Fury – to take place by next May.
There is also plenty of action on The O2 undercard as Dereck Chisora takes on Artur Szpilka and Dave Allen clashes with domestic rival David Price.
Follow the latest updates live from the heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas, brought to you from ringside at the O2 Arena.
Whyte has another chance tonight to prove he belongs in the world heavyweight championship picture, with the British boxer looking to record his 10th straight victory in the contest for the WBC interim title. But Rivas is a dangerous opponent who will head into the fight with an unblemished 26-0 record, and the chance to upset Whyte on his home soil could help jettison him into the reckoning himself.
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On the undercard, David Price returns to the ring to take on fan favourite Dave Allen, while Dereck Chisora takes on heavyweight Arthur Szpilka. Follow the live updates below.
The first two fights will set the tone for the evening as we drop in on the heavyweight division.
First up Alen Babic takes on Morgan Dessaux before Dillian Whyte’s training partner Fabio Wardley (below) takes on Mariano Diaz Strunz.
Whyte: I’m the underdog
Dillian Whyte has cast himself as the underdog heading into Saturday’s clash with Oscar Rivas at The O2 despite being installed as bookmakers’ favourite.
Whyte has been the WBC’s number one ranked heavyweight contender since 2017 but has yet to be given the world title fight he craves after being frozen out by Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.
And the 31-year-old from Brixton continues to earn his shot the hard way after agreeing to take on the dangerous Rivas in a fight that promoter Eddie Hearn insists is a final eliminator for Wilder’s WBC belt.
Rivas has a strong amateur pedigree that includes wins against Andy Ruiz Jr, who stunned the sport recently by defeating unified champion Anthony Joshua, and Kubrat Pulev.
And Whyte insists all the attention is on the undefeated Colombian. “I’m nothing special. Once again I’m the underdog. The man over there has got everything,” said Whyte.
“He looks good, has got the amateur experience, is undefeated and has a great team around him. He’s got five people taking care of things for him.
“We’ll see what happens on Saturday night. I’ve been here before, said many things, shouting and screaming.
“People have said this, have said that, but it’s a good fight on paper. The guy is in great shape. Let’s see what happens.