Dillian Whyte will earn the right to challenge the winner of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury if he can defeat Oscar Rivas on Saturday night.
Whyte will become the mandatory challenger to the WBC title and pick up the interim belt with victory over Rivas, which will provide him with his long-awaited first world title shot.
Reigning champion Wilder will first be free to rematch Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury (they battled to a draw last December) with Whyte set to face whoever emerges with the title next year.
There is a deadline of May 2020 set by the WBC by which Whyte must have challenged for their title.
“I’m very happy that we have reached an agreement with the WBC and this makes Saturday night even more so important,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
Dillian Whyte has faced all comers in reaching his WBC No 1 position and now he stands just one more test away from a shot at the WBC world title it’s all on the line this Saturday at The O2.