Boxing News At Five | Jul 16 2019

Boxing News at Five: WBC expected to confirm interim title for Whyte vs. Rivas, hungry Ali wants second bite at Price

Dillian Whyte (or Oscar Rivas) could get their WBC world heavyweight title shot in May, and Kash Ali isn't giving up hope of boxing David Price again
David Price
David Price v Kash Ali  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

THOUGH it has long been expected, we will, according to Eddie Hearn, soon have confirmation that Saturday’s intriguing heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas, two contenders on the cusp of striking gold, will be for a vacant WBC interim heavyweight title.

Hearn says a WBC announcement is due this week and, moreover, believes Whyte’s shot at the full WBC heavyweight title, currently in the home of Deontay Wilder, is by now well overdue.

“There will be an announcement this week with the WBC,” the promoter said. “This fight’s going to be for the ‘interim’ world championship and the winner will be the mandatory challenger with the WBC and effectively have to fight for the title before May 18.

 

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