Dillian Whyte v Oscar Rivas Boxing Winner Odds & Predictions

Rivas may take Whyte the distance

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British heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte is feeling a bit embittered it would seem. Despite ranking above reigning WBC champion Dentoy Wilder, he keeps getting overlooked for shots at titles. He feels aggrieved. He wants his shot. All he can do is keep putting the wins on the board and that will hopefully get him to where he wants to be. It means that he can ill afford any slip up against Oscar Rivas on the weekend in London.

Dillian Whyte v Oscar Rivas Winner Odds*

Diilian Whyte 1/5
Oscar Rivas 10/3
Draw 25/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 16th, 2019 at 9:35 pm)

Whyte has to stay in contention

He feels that he is the most underrated fighter in the heavyweight division, does Whyte. One day we may get to see that. In the WBC he is ranked top, with Deontay Wilder, the undefeated champion, second. But even with that, Whyte has been ignored time and time again to line up in a title fight. It will only be a matter of time given the shakeup that has happened with Andy Ruiz beating Anthony Joshua.

Whyte in Rounds 9 -12 Group Betting
7/1

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But that’s another matter for another day. Whyte has to beat what is in front of him and at the O2 on Saturday it will be Colombian Oscar Rivas. Dillian Whyte has taken his record to 25-1 now, the only career defeat being against Anthony Joshua for the vacant British heavyweight title back in 2015. The last time that he was in the ring was when he took on Dereck Chisora in a rematch from their 2016 bout.

Tale of the Tape

Dillian Whyte Oscar Rivas
Pro Record W25 L1 W26 L0
Knockout Wins 18 18
Height 6 ft 4 in 6 ft 0 1⁄2 in
Reach 78 in 76 1⁄2 in

Vacant WBC Interim heavyweight title

This duel at the O2 is for the WBC interim title in the division. So that means that Whyte should get his shot at something a lot bigger if he picks up the win in this one. A shot at Deontay Wilder perhaps? Surprisingly, bigger fights has not come the way of Whyte because he has held the WBC Silver heavyweight title since 2017 when he beat Robert Helenius for it.

Is Rivas a threat to Whyte?

The Colombian is no mug at all. What will make him dangerous is his undefeated career record. That is 26 wins from 26 fights. Has he ever stepped into a fight as big as this in his career? No, he hasn’t. The last time he was in action was in mid-January this year when he took on American Bryant Jennings. Rivas secured a knockout in the final round, his 18th career knockout.

Rivas, aka Kaboom, has only fought outside of North America once before and that was he claimed a points victory over Spain’s Gabriel Enguema back in 2017 in France. So there is going to be a pretty partisan crowd against him in London when the spotlight turns on him. As Anthony Joshua found out this year, no-one can take anyone lightly. Interestingly, as an amateur boxer, he beat both Andy Ruiz and Kubrat Pulev.

Predictions

This match has the look of going the distance or at least getting close to it doing so. The option of even money on the Brit taking a Points win looks a pretty good fit here* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 16th, 2019 at 9:35 pm). There is an air of unknown about the Colombian who has some hammer fists. Whyte is likely to have the technical edge here but may have to be in for the long haul.


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