Dillian Whyte vs Mariusz Wach Preview Dec. 7th
There’s another big heavyweight bout scheduled for Saudi Arabia this Saturday, December 7th as Dillian Whyte of Jamaica takes on Mariusz Wach of Poland. The 10-round fight can be seen on DAZN in North America while fans in the UK can catch it on Sky Box Office. Whyte last fought in July when he was dropped in the ninth round but won a 12-round unanimous decision over Oscar Rivas. Wach last fought in October when he stopped Giorgi Tamazahvili in just 85 seconds.
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Whyte vs Wach Betting Odds
- Mariusz Wach +1283
- Dillian Whyte -2433
The 31-year-old Whyte fights out of London, England and is also a former British and WBC International Heavyweight Champion and has won the WBO International and WBC Silver Heavyweight Crowns. He enters the ring at 26-1 with 18 Kos and owns quite a bit of power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 66.7 per cent. Whyte stands 6-feet-4-four inches tall and has a 78-inch reach and has boxed 145 rounds since turning pro in 2011. His biggest wins have been over Rivas, Joseph Parker, Lucas Browne, Robert Helenius, Brian Minto and two victories over Dereck Chisora.
Whyte’s lone pro defeat came at the hands of Anthony Joshua via a seventh-round stoppage in December, 2015 before Joshua won his title belts by beating Wladimir Klitschko. Whyte also fought Joshua as an amateur in 2009 and dropped him along the way to a decision win. Whyte’s a former kickboxer and mixed-martial artist with has decent boxing skills but he usually relies on his power to carry him through. He’s got good size for a heavyweight and has a pretty solid chin despite his loss to Joshua and being decked by Parker. Whyte’s also beaten the likes of Ian Lewison, David Allen and Marcelo Luiz Nascimento.
Wach, who turns 40 years old on Dec. 14Th, hails from Krakow and is the bigger boxer here as he’s just over 6-feet-7-inches tall and has a wingspan of 82 inches, giving him a 3.5-inch edge in height and four-inch reach advantage on Whyte. He isn’t really a power puncher though with a current knockout ratio of 47.5 per cent. He enters the ring with a record of 35-5 with 19 Kos. Wach turned pro in 2005 and has quite a bit of experience with 239 rounds under his belt. Along with being stopped by Jarrell Miller in nine rounds in 2017 he was also stopped by Alexander Povetkin by 12th-round TKO in 2015.
In addition, he was halted in eight rounds this April by Martin Bakole for the vacant Polish Heavyweight Title. Wach once failed in an attempt at a world title in the past as hew dropped a unanimous decision to Wladimir Klitschko in 2012 and his other loss was a 10-round split decision to fellow countryman Artur Szpilka in November, 2018. Wach has stopped two opponents with losing records in September and October after losing three straight to Miller, Szpilka and Bakole.
Most of Wach’s other opponents have mainly been journeymen boxers with the most recognizable names being Kevin McBride, Tye Fields, Galen Brown, Jason Gavern, Julius Long, Arthur Cook, Travis Walker and Marcelo Luiz Nascimento. Wach definitely has the size to keep Whyte honest and at bay but he’ll have to catch him with something solid to do so. Wach has some power in his right hand and Whyte will need to neutralize it.
Wach, who has also participated in mixed martial arts, had a good amateur career and was a Polish National Champion. He won a silver medal at the European Union Championships and was an Olympic alternate for Poland in 2004. Since turning pro he’s captured the IBF East/West Europe, WBC International, WBC Baltic, TWBA, and Polish International Heavyweight Titles.
Wach is close to 40 years old and has been stopped in three of his five losses so the odds are against him even though he’s got the edge in size on Whyte. He also lacks Whyte’s power and will eventually have a hard time keeping him off of him. Wach’s best chance of winning is to use his size and reach advantage to keep him to the outside as much as possible but I think Whyte will wear the bigger man down as long as he can land inside. Wach is perhaps an underrated heavyweight but he’s not a young man anymore and I think Whyte takes him.
Wach’s age and chin are his weaknesses in this bout.
Play: Whyte -2433 @ BetOnline.ag
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