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Dillian expects Wilder wait

21st July 2019, 10:52 by Jack Ogalbe

Dillian Whyte says he expects to wait to face WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, despite being the mandatory challenger.

The 31-year-old made it a 10th win in a row on Saturday as he claimed a unanimous points decision over Colombian Oscar Rivas.

A ninth-round knockdown could have derailed his chances but the Body Snatcher regained his composure to become the WBC's interim champion.

However, having been No.1 in the organisation's rankings since November 2017, Whyte says he is not holding his breath, especially with Wilder already planning to fight Luis Ortiz, and possibly Tyson Fury.

Whyte said: "We'll see. A lot of things are said. Mandatory means I might end up waiting for 600 days.

"We're looking to get another fight booked for November, December time.

"Titles matter. To beat these kind of guys. People keep writing me off but I keep showing up."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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