BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Dillian Whyte has promised his trademark left hook will detonate on Oscar Rivas at some point when the heavyweights meet next weekend at Greenwich’s 02 Arena.
Brixton puncher Whyte, 31, puts his high world rankings with all the major governing bodies on the line in South London.
Colombian Rivas has won all 26 of his bouts but is a huge underdog.
Whyte – asked about his reputation for landing left-hand bombs – said: “He can look for it but it will land at some point. I’ve got a massive arsenal of other punches as well. I’ve got a good right hand, good jab, good uppercut as well. Hopefully he’ll be looking for the left hook and that will leave him open for something else and I’ll get to showcase one of my other devastating punches.”
Whyte-Rivas on July 20 will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office.
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