Matchroom Promotions return to The O2 for a night of boxing with a distinctly heavyweight flavour. Doors open at 4.30pm ahead of the first contest at 5pm and tickets are available.
A big night of boxing at The O2 is headlined by a triple-bill of heavyweight action. Top of the bill is Dillian White versus Oscar Rivas with the chief support Dave Allen against David Price.
Dillian White has been knocking on the door of a shot at a heavyweight world title for some time and a comprehensive win tonight could just see him burst the door open. With 25 wins from 26 outings the Brixton born boxer has been in great form since his only loss in December 2015 – against Anthony Joshua – reeling off 9 wins on the spin. However ‘The Body Snatcher’ faces a stiff task tonight against Columbia’s Oscar Rivas who brings to the ring a perfect record of 26 wins from 26 fights.
Dave Allen, aka ‘White Rhino’ is in the form of his life after notching successive stoppage wins over Nick Webb, Samir Nebo and Ariel Esteban Bracamonte in the second half of 2018 before beating former WBA world champion Lucas Brown in his last outing at The O2 in April. For opponent David Price, once many people’s tip to win a world title, it’s surely the end of the road if he loses to an opponent aiming to make it four stoppages from his last four fights.
Finchley bad boy Derek Chisora returns to the ring having seen off Senad Gashi last time out following his FOTY contender with the aforementioned Dillian Whyte in December. Former world title challenger Chisora came sensationally close to beating Whyte in that encounter going down in the eleventh round of an exhilarating and brutal fight when ahead of on two of the judges’ scorecards only to be caught by a devastating left hook. Having recently teamed up with highly-respected trainer Dave Coldwell, Chisora is feeling refreshed, revitalised and ready to take on any challenges in 2019.
Also on tonight’s bill is unbeaten cruiserweight prospect Lawrence Okolie defending his British and Commonwealth titles.
Doors open at 5pm, first contest at 5.30pm.
Tickets in advance priced from £48 are available online via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.
Tickets on the night subject to availability. Checking the Matchroom Promotions Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.