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Whyte risks it all against wild card Rivas

Leading heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte, ranked number one by the WBC, meets Colombian dangerman Oscar Rivas this Saturday (July 20) in London
Dillian Whyte
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FOR Dillian Whyte, there have been no available shortcuts en route to a shot at a world heavyweight title. There have instead been detours, plenty of them, as well as roadblocks, checkpoints and speed bumps. There have been cars overtaking him and forlorn glances out the window as they pass. Forget movement. This year has, for Whyte, felt like one prolonged pitstop.

Thankfully, on Saturday (July 20) in London, with fresh tyres and impetus, the ‘Body Snatcher’ finally pulls away to meet Colombia’s Oscar Rivas on what he hopes will be the final lap. Checkered flag in sight, he’s within touching distance of a world title and, better yet, is powered by newfound relevance following recent events.

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