Dillian Whyte vs. Oscar Rivas
Dillian Whyte vs. Oscar Rivas was a heavyweight professional boxing match contested between Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas. The event took place on 20 July 2019 at The O2 Arena in London. The WBC interim heavyweight title was on the line. After the fight, it was reported that Dillian Whyte tested positive for a substance banned by UK-Anti Doping during training for the fight. However, this hasn’t been confirmed.
|Date||20 July 2019|
|Venue||The O2 Arena, London, U.K.|
|Title(s) on the line||WBC interim heavyweight title|
|Tale of the tape|
|Whyte wins via 12-round unanimous decision|
Following his eleventh-round knockout victory over Dereck Chisora, Whyte called out unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Joshua, who was unusually booed by many of those present at The O2 Arena, said: “If Deontay Wilder is serious and he is going to fight Tyson Fury and doesn’t want to become undisputed champion, Dillian, you will get a title shot." On 12 January 2019, Whyte revealed that he had turned down a "severe lowball" offer from Joshua to fight him in a rematch. Whyte did not reveal the figure, however, he claimed it was lower than what he received against Chisora in December 2018.
Whyte claimed the Joshua fight "was dead" and he was to look at other options, including a potential fight with Dominic Breazeale for the interim WBC belt but Breazeale challenged Deontay Wilder for the world title.
Three days after the bout it was revealed that Whyte tested positive for a substance that is banned by UK-Anti Doping during the pre-fight training, but also gave negative results on all tests administered by the Voluntary Anti Doping Association. His promoter Eddie Hearn urged fans to "wait for the facts" before judging the fighter.
|Heavyweight||14 st 4 lb+||Dillian Whyte||def.||Óscar Rivas||UD||12/12||Note 1|
|Heavyweight||14 st 4 lb+||David Price||def.||Dave Allen||RTD||10/12||Note 2|
|Heavyweight||14 st 4 lb+||Dereck Chisora||def.||Artur Szpilka||KO||2/10||1:01|
|Cruiserweight||14 st 4 lb||Lawrence Okolie||def.||Mariano Gudino||TKO||7/10||2:59||Note 3|
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