Dillian Whyte set for boxing return in October as promoter Eddie Hearn confirms O2 arena showdown against unnamed opponent
- Dillian Whyte is set to make a long-awaited return to the boxing ring
- Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed White will fight in the o2 Arena
- It is not yet known who the WBC interim champion will compete against
Dillian Whyte will return to the boxing ring in October for the first time since beating Alexander Povetkin in March, promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed.
Hearn took to social media on Wednesday to tell fans that “the Body Snatcher” would be donning the gloves again at a blockbuster event at the o2 Arena on October 30.
It’s been billed as a sort of homecoming, with Whyte not having fought on home soil in a high-profile British boxing arena since meeting Oscar Rivas in 2019.
Hearn didn’t confirm who Whyte would be up against, but simply released a promotional image showing the 33-year-old against the backdrop of the London venue and a howling wolf.
Dillian Whyte will return to the boxing ring in October, confirmed
Alongside the image, Hearn wrote the caption: ‘Save the date – He’s back!!! After being away from homegrown British fans for over two years, @DillianWhyte is back @TheO2 on October 30th.
“Get ready for a huge show in London… full card coming out @daznboxing soon.”
The event will be featured by broadcasting giants DAZN, who recently increased its monthly subscription by £6 to £7.99.
The streaming service launched in the UK last December as part of a global expansion and has since been available for just £1.99 a month.
Earlier this year, DAZN signed an exclusive deal with Hearn’s Matchroom, a partnership that began this summer with a second series of Fight Camp.
DAZN has offered fights with the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Billy Joe Saunders and Callum Smith to fans on the British shores to break the stranglehold of traditional broadcasters such as Sky Sports and BT Sport.