Dillian Whyte (26-1) is now the Interim WBC world heavyweight champion of the world following his UD win over Colombia’s Oscar Rivas (26-1).
Yesterday the two met in the main event of Matchroom Boxing night at O2 Arena in London with the interim WBC championship on the line. The judges scored the bout 115-112, 115-112, and 116-111 all in favor of the home crowd hero who secured himself a WBC undisputed title fight with whoever owns the green and yellow title in May 2020.
It was all around a great fight, as both boxers gave the fans something to cheer for in most of the rounds. Whyte was on the verge of getting KO’d, but the 30-years-old Brit managed to weather the storm that caught him in the ninth round. Rivas was throwing some shots, pushing Whyte to the ropes. Then the Colombian landed a nice uppercut that sent “The Body Snatcher” to the canvas, but he got up before the count of 10.
Whyte was composed and didn’t mind the fact that Rivas was on his front foot for the majority of the fight, but it seemed that Rivas’s cardio wasn’t good enough and there was a time in the later rounds where he was missing a lot because he was gassed. On the other hand, Rivas was doing an excellent job dodging and slipping Whyte’s punches, but he didn’t counter him enough, so the judges gave the home nod to Whyte.