Monday, April 23, 2018  |


Dillian Whyte to face Mariusz Wach on June 3 in London


Dillian Whyte won’t jump into an immediate rematch with Dereck Chisora after their war in December. But Whyte, who won a rousing split decision, will tackle another difficult challenge when he faces veteran Mariusz Wach on June 3 at the 02 Arena in London, Matchroom Boxing announced on Wednesday.

Whyte (20-1, 15 knockouts) said he could have fought Chisora again but he wanted a more exacting assignment, and he thinks he found one in the battle-tested Wach (33-2, 17 KOs), who was stopped in the 12th round by Alexander Povetkin in 2015 and lost a wide decision to Wladimir Klitschko for his three heavyweight belts in 2012. Whyte’s lone defeat came against future world champion Anthony Joshua, when he was stopped in the seventh round in 2015 in an exciting affair. A press conference is scheduled for Friday in London to hype the matchup and reveal other bouts on the card.

“After my last fight, I could have fought Chisora again but I wanted to move onwards and upwards and I believe this is a couple of levels above Chisora,” Whyte said in a press release. “I want to fight for a world title in the next year. I’m in a good position to be in with my rankings, but I know that Wach is a dangerous customer and can ruin my dreams, so I have to be at my very best and take him out in style to prove I mean business at the top level.”





  • Icada

    Good fight for Dillian, Eddie Hearn has done a good job slowly rebuilding him after the AJ loss, Chisora and Wach are a good set of fights to have before a final eliminator for the WBC.

    • Orca

      Agreed, it is a good matchup for him. Have to say though that I’m not overly impressed with Whyte. Chisora is over the hill and pushed him all the way. Not sure if it’s Whytes corner or lack of fitness but he really struggled in that fight. I think he can improve but he has to get a move on.

      • Pete

        I agree. I expected him to do better against Chisora. Maybe do what Tyson Fury did to him, pick him off with shots, but I thought Whyte was sloppy. Allowed Chisora to drag him into a brawl

  • IanF69

    Whyte gave AJ his toughest fight to date..He did catch him and rock him….even with a damaged shoulder. If he was 100% would the outcome have been different…impossible to say but he bangs hard enough to be considered a threat to any HW…..He needs to work on his stamina and channel his aggression better……he was poor against Allen and should have put Chisora away but didn’t….He deserves a chance at mabey Parker and then we should see where he belongs in this division.