Eddie Hearn told the details of the agreement with WBC on Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) vs Oscar Rivas (26-0, 18 KOs) fight, scheduled for July 20 in London. At stake is the fight there will be the title of an "interim" WBC heavyweight title and mandatory challenger status to "full-fledged" belt, currently owned by Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs).
Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) states that he is ready, as suggested by WBC, to meet Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) in the final eliminator. “I’ve been trying to meet Fury for many years. I made many attempts, but I did not succeed. If Fury wants this fight, he knows where to find me, but for some reason I don’t believe in this fight,” said Body Snatcher, commenting on yesterday’s decision of World Boxing Council.
In the main event of the boxing night in Verona in the battle for the regional IBF, NABF and NABO titles undefeated Oscar Rivas (26-0, 18 KOs) knocked out in the twelfth round former world title contender Bryant Jennings (24-3, 14 KOs).