Whyte-Ortiz Title Eliminator Alleged For July

Grant SmithJun 10, 2018

This announcement comes off the heels of the announcement of a press conference set for Thursday, hosted by Whyte's promoter, Eddie Hearn, where Whyte's opponent will meet him face to face.

The O2 Arena in London, England, will play host to a massive heavyweight clash on July 28, 2018.

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"I let Eddie deal with all that", Whyte said, reflecting on fights with Ortiz and Pulev falling through. I think that this is the one.

Whyte was hoping to fight Bulgarian Kubret Pulev in an IBF eliminator to find their No 1 behind champion Anthony Joshua but after losing the purse bid it seems Hearn isn't so keen for his man to fight for a comparatively small monetary reward in Pulev's backyard. "It came out of nowhere - it's not one that we planned".

"I'm looking forward to getting back to training and burning off the pies I ate in New Zealand".

Parker, who had been linked to a bout with American Bryant Jennings, said his performance against Joshua proves his worth.

The heavyweight division is incredible right now.

That turns Whyte's attention to the WBC where an eliminator with big-hitting Cuban veteran Luis Ortiz is a fight that would pack monetary punch and see the victor in line to challenge Joshua who is also that organisation's champion. "I know it took a lot of hard work from my team to get this over the line". The event will take place at the O2 Arena in London on pay-per-view in the United Kingdom.

The Herald was ringside when Whyte stopped Lucas Browne with a brutal left hook which put the Australian into hospital a week before the Joshua-Parker fight, and Whyte would be happy to trade blows with Parker, something that Joshua wouldn't.

Whyte often called out Parker when the Kiwi had his WBO belt but appeared to have other alternatives to further his career after the rugged Londoner worked his way into powerful positions with the IBF and WBC.

There had been heavy speculation that Whyte was going to fight Luiz Ortiz in a title eliminator, before the late change to Parker. Parker is ranked as high as fifth with the WBO.

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