It’s official. Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte (26-1, 18 KOs) has landed a spot on the colossal Andy Ruiz Jr vs. Anthony Joshua 2 World title rematch taking place at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia on December 7, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US. Whyte will take on former world title challenger Mariusz Wach (35-5, 19 KOs). Wach was due to face Whyte back in 2017 before ‘The Body Snatcher’ withdrew from their contest with an injured foot.
“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, so if I keep winning then I hope to land that world title shot in 2020, that’s the plan for December 7.”
In another added heavyweight bout, Tom Little (10-7, 3 KOs) will be targeting a huge upset against Mahammadrasul Majidov (1-0, 1 KO), the former world amateur champion.
“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!”