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Dillian Whyte (left) insisted he is

‘I’m nothing special… I’m the underdog’: Dillian Whyte believes Oscar Rivas is the favourite as pair face-off ahead of O2 Arena bout

  • Dillian Whyte feels he is the underdog against Oscar Rivas on Saturday night
  • The British boxer is the bookmakers’ favourite but he is adamant it is different
  • Whyte is the WBC’s No 1 ranked heavyweight contender as he eyes title fights 
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Dillian Whyte has cast himself as the underdog heading into Saturday’s clash with Oscar Rivas at The O2 Arena despite being installed as the bookmakers’ favourite.

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Whyte has been the WBC’s No 1 ranked heavyweight contender since 2017 but has yet to be given the world title fight he craves.

Rivas has a strong amateur pedigree that includes a win against Andy Ruiz Jr, who stunned the sport recently by defeating unified champion Anthony Joshua.

Dillian Whyte (left) insisted he is 'the underdog' against Oscar Rivas (right) this weekend

Dillian Whyte (left) insisted he is ‘the underdog’ against Oscar Rivas (right) this weekend

The fighters will go head-to-head at The O2 Arena on Saturday night with Whyte the favourite

The fighters will go head-to-head at The O2 Arena on Saturday night with Whyte the favourite

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The fighters will go head-to-head at The O2 Arena on Saturday night with Whyte the favourite

‘I’m nothing special. Once again I’m the underdog. The man over there has got everything,’ Whyte said.

‘He looks good, has got the amateur experience, is undefeated and has a great team around him. He’s got five people taking care of things for him.

‘I’ve been in the game a while. I’ve been to camps, sparred many people, seen many styles. I am learning from mistakes, learning on the job. 

‘The main thing I bring to a fight is being unconventional. I adapt to my situation. I have fought tall guys, awkward guys, pressure fighters – I beat them all, except for one, and we know what happened there.’  

But Whyte looked to shift pressure onto his opponent by suggesting he has all the skills to win
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But Whyte looked to shift pressure onto his opponent by suggesting he has all the skills to win

But Whyte looked to shift pressure onto his opponent by suggesting he has all the skills to win