Dillian Whyte set to return to the ring on Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr undercard in Saudi Arabia… as Eddie Hearn confirms Matchroom are working on Brit’s opponent
- Dillian Whyte will return to the ring on the Joshua v Ruiz II undercard next month
- The Brit was suspended for a failed drugs test from his last fight but is now clear
- Whyte was victorious against Oscar Rivas, recovering from a knock-down to win
- His opponent is not decided but ‘won’t be a top-10 guy’ said Eddie Hearn
Eddie Hearn is teeing up Dillian Whyte for a fight on the undercard of the fiercely anticipated Anthony Joshua versus Andy Ruiz II bout.
The heavyweight’s last fight saw him defeat Oscar Rivas in a thrilling contest, before being provisionally suspended for a failed drugs test. The Londoner is now clear to fight, but was stripped of his WBC interim title.
Whyte will replace the Jono Carroll versus Scott Quigg fight, after Quigg was forced to pull out of the Saudi Arabia fight with an elbow injury.
Dillian Whyte is set to for Saudi Arabia and a fight on the undercard of Joshua v Ruiz II
The Londoner has been cleared to fight after a failed drugs test following his Oscar Rivas win
Promoter Eddie Hearn (left) revealed the Whyte plans while overseeing KSI v Logan Paul II card
Asked who the Brixton fighter would face, promoter Hearn – speaking at the KSI versus Logan Paul II card he was promoting – said: ‘Not sure yet. It’s not going to be a top five-ten guy.
‘But it will be a good fight. We’re working it out.’
The fight will take place on December 7 in Saudi Arabia – in what will prove a crucial night for Joshua.
Whyte and Joshua have fought both as amateurs – where the Brixton fighter came out on top – and as professionals, when the Watford-born superstar KO’d his opponent in the seventh round.
Now, Joshua is fighting to win back the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles he lost to Ruiz in the first fight, and put himself back on track for a era-defining clashes with Tyson Fury and/or Deontay Wilder.
Whyte joins Joshua in Saudi Arabia four years after losing to his compatriot by knock-out
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