Dillian Whyte insists he's improving quicker than 'maxed out' Anthony Joshua

Dillian Whyte insists he's improving quicker than 'maxed out' Anthony Joshua

Dillian Whyte insists he's improving quicker than 'maxed out' Anthony Joshua

Dillian Whyte believes he is the underdog as he prepares to take on Oscar Rivas in a crucial heavyweight showdown in London on Saturday.

"I suppose it is rewarding to be recognised for what I have achieved already, but I want to win a world title, and I won't be satisfied until I have fought Anthony Joshua again, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury", he explained.

"The main thing I bring to a fight is being unconventional". Rivas traveled to Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York in January and KO'd former World title challenger Bryant Jennings in the final round of their clash, underlining his risky potential to World titlists and fellow contenders. He had an Olympic training set-up behind him, so many years behind him and I was just doing my own thing. I'm not the one trying to con the fans and wearing silly shorts. "I've been asked to explore them, which we've been doing this week and at the weekend we will be making the decision". He is the superior up-close fighter, throws great shots and reminds me of Mike Tyson the way he delivers his combinations.

During the seven rounds in which it lasted, Whyte managed to wobble Joshua in the second stage of the fight, before being put away with a vicious uppercut 15 minutes later. I can't wait to see that fight, it's going to be a fascinating fight to watch.

"I'm not trying to cheat my way to the title". I'm fighting all comers. But I'm not learning anything from that, ' he said. Wilder and Fury are slated to rematch in February 2020.

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The other three belts are now held by American-Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr.

Rivas (26-0 18KOs) is yet another risky customer for Whyte to risk his number one rankings with, and the Colombian comes into the bout on the back of his biggest win in the paid ranks.

"Right now it's hard to pick a No. 1 at heavyweight", Whyte said. Wilder hasn't fought anyone and we don't know how good he is. I have fought tall guys, awkward guys, pressure fighters - I beat them all, except for one [Anthony Joshua in December 2015], and we know what happened there. It could be such a good era, ' Whyte told BBC Sport.

"The World Boxing Council and Matchroom Boxing are delighted to confirm that Saturday's bout between Dillian Whyte (25-1 18 KOs) and Oscar Rivas (26-0 18 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London will be contested for the WBC Interim World Heavyweight Championship. But Wilder knows all he's got to do is get to him and hit him, so I don't know", he said. He recorded impressive wins over Lucas Browne, Dereck Chisora and former WBO World Champion Joseph Parker in 2018.

"He's hungry and he's a good mix of all the styles I've faced so far".

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