Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Dillian Whyte faces Mariusz Wach at the O2, June 3rd.
June 3rd at the O2, Dillian Whyte finally gets the chance to shine in his own right as he headlines for the first time, taking a calculated risk against the tough Pole, Mariusz Wach... Wach took Wladimir Klitschko the distance for four World titles in 2012 and is ranked 7th in the WBC and 14th in the IBF.. The 29 year old Whyte is returning from his epic battle with Derrick Chisora last December where he won a split decision and is planning on making a huge statement on June 3rd, with the intention of making the respective champions take note..
“I’m super excited to be headlining at The O2,” said Whyte. “I’ve being working hard to be a standalone headline fighter and to headline against someone of the stature of Mariusz Wach is great."
Wach 33-2 (17 Ko's) who's only other defeat came at the hands of former WBA champion Alex Povetkin, recently beat tough Erkan Teper, and could pose a real threat to Whyte 20-1 (15 Ko's) who's own sole loss came in his highest profile outing to date against current IBF Champion Anthony Joshua in 2015. Whyte has consciously selected Wach for the occasion knowing full well, a world title match would most probably thrust him in against a taller rangy opponent , Wach at 6 foot 8 inches passed the audition, but also has the potential to pose a stern test..
The support card underneath Whyte v Wach, is led by British light-heavyweight champion Frank Buglioni defending his title for the first time against Ricky Summers. Buglioni was set to defend his belt against the unbeaten Tipton man in Greenwich in March on the undercard of Tony Bellew’s epic win over David Haye, but injury forced him to postpone. Buglioni puts the belt on the line for the first time since taking it from Hosea Burton via a memorable 12th round stoppage last December.
Also featuring will be exciting cruiserweight Isaac Chamberlain and Unbeaten 2016 Olympian, Lawrence Okolie..