DILLIAN Whyte’s simmering anger will work in one of two ways. He will either use it as fuel to put on a career-best performance against Colombian Oscar Rivas on July 20 in London, or he will let it get the better of him and leave himself open to being on the receiving end of a shock defeat.
Whichever way it goes, make no mistake: Whyte is angry. He is angry about not beating Anthony Joshua before Andy Ruiz Jnr did the job on his behalf, he is angry about not landing a WBC world heavyweight title shot against Deontay Wilder, and he is angry about having to risk it all in a potential banana skin fight against Rivas in a couple of weeks.
There’s more, too. Dillian Whyte is angry with the WBO for installing Oleksandr Usyk, a former WBO cruiserweight champion yet to even fight as a heavyweight, as their mandatory challenger for Ruiz’s WBO crown.