Whyte Added To Joshua-Ruiz II
For the first time since being stripped of being the mandatory challenger for the WBC world heavyweight championship, Dillian Whyte will return to action on December 7th.
Whyte has been added to the Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua card, as he will face off against Mariusz Wach in a featured bout on the undercard.
Wach was set to face Whyte in 2017, but the former WBC interim heavyweight champion had to withdraw from their fight due to a foot injury.
“I’m delighted to be fighting in Saudi Arabia against Mariusz Wach,” said Whyte. “He’s probably got one of the best chins in the Heavyweight division.
“I have been training and working hard to fight so it’s great to get a date and it’s very exciting for me to be fighting somewhere different like Saudi Arabia.
“I want to fight in different places and different settings and this card has the biggest Heavyweight fight on it that we have seen in years.
“I’m just going to keep chasing the World titles,” Whyte said looking at the heavyweight landscape. “So if I keep winning then I hope to land that World title shot in 2020, that’s the plan for December 7.”
“This wraps up a huge card for what will be a historic night for the sport,” said Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Boxing. “Ten big Heavyweights will descend on Diriyah to cause a shockwave through World boxing as Saudi Arabia hosts one of the biggest Heavyweight fights of all time. Ten days to go!”