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Dillian Whyte to clash with Mariusz Wach on Andy Ruiz Jr-Anthony Joshua undercard

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Heavyweight contender Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte 26-1 (18) will trade blows with former world title challenger Mariusz ‘The Viking’ Wach 35-5 (19) in Saudi Arabia on December 7.

The fight will be on the undercard of the rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles.

The 39-year-old Polish veteran went 12 rounds with then-champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2012 and has taken Alexander Povetkin and Jarrell Miller into the late rounds in losing efforts.

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“I’m delighted to be fighting in Saudi Arabia against Mariusz Wach. He’s probably got one of the best chins in the heavyweight division,” Whyte, 31, said to Sky Sports.

“I have been training and working hard to fight so its great to get a date and its very exciting for me to get a date and its very exciting for me to be fighting somewhere different like Saudi Arabia.

“I want to fight in different places and different settings and this card has the biggest heavyweight fight on it that we have seen in years.

“I’m just going to keep chasing the world titles, so if I keep winning then I hope to land that world title shot in 2020, that’s the plan for December 7.”

Adam Smith, head of Sky Sports Boxing, added: “Anthony Joshua’s epic rematch night has even more heavyweight fireworks as Dillian Whyte battles Mariusz Wach on a bill which is brimming with big punchers.

“Whyte will be seeking to showcase his power against the battle-hardened Mariusz Wach, while the likeable tom little receives a dream fight against Mahammadrasul Majidov, the former world amateur champion.

“Hopey Price and Diego Pacheco are also keen to display their talent on a momentous night for the sport as we build towards Joshua’s spectacular showdown with Ruiz Jr.”

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