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Who won Whyte vs Rivas?
Dillian Whyte beat Oscar Rivas by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 20th July 2019 at The O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 115-112, 115-112, 116-111 in favor of winner Dillian Whyte.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the vacant WBC heavyweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Dave Allen was defeated by David Price, Richard Riakporhe beat Chris Billam-Smith, Derek Chisora defeated Artur Szpilka and Lawrence Okolie was victorious over Mariano Angel Gudino.
Whyte vs Rivas stats
Back in July 2019, Dillian Whyte stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Oscar Rivas made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 26 wins and 0 draws, with 18 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Whyte had a slight advantage in power over Rivas, with a 72% knock out percentage over Rivas' 69%.
Dillian Whyte was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Whyte had a height advantage of 4 inches over Rivas. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Dillian Whyte & Oscar Rivas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Whyte's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Rivas', having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 8 months later than Rivas, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 48 more professional rounds, 182 to Rivas' 134.
Dillian Whyte went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC and 3 by the WBO at heavyweight.
Oscar Rivas was ranked number 7 by the WBA, 10 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 8 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Whyte vs Rivas form
Whyte had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Derek Chisora on 22nd December 2018 by knockout in the 11th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Joseph Parker on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Lucas Browne on 24th March 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Robert Helenius on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Principality Stadium, Wales.
He had won against Malcolm Tann on 19th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, United States.
Rivas had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Bryant Jennings on 18th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 12th round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Fabio Maldonado on 1st December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Herve Hubeaux on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Air Canada Centre, Ontario.
Before that, he had won against Sergio Ramirez on 19th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Montreal Casino, Quebec.
He had beat Gabriel Enguema on 14th December 2017 by points in the 10th round at Palais des Sport Marcel Cerdan, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Oscar Rivas had been fighting more than Dillian Whyte.
Going to this contest, Dillian Whyte had last fought 6 months and 28 days ago, while Oscar Rivas' last outing had been 6 months and 2 days ago.
Whyte's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Rivas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Whyte vs Rivas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Whyte vs Rivas?
Dillian Whyte was a 1/5 (-500) favourite going into the contest, while Oscar Rivas made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.