Whyte, who heads to the O2 Arena with a 25-1 record, knows victory in front of his home crowd will put him at the head of the queue as the mandatory challenger for the WBC belt held by Deontay Wilder. Promotor Eddie Hearn doesn't think Wilder nor Fury are ecstatic about the WBC's ruling to make Saturday's victor the mandatory challenger.
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.
Rivas travelled to Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY in January and KO'd former World title challenger Bryant Jennings in the final round of their clash, underlining his risky potential to World titlists and fellow contenders, with "Kaboom" ranked at number ten with the WBC, seven in the IBF and a lofty five with both the WBA and WBO.
Dillian Whyte insists he is excited by the prospect of a violent encounter with Oscar Rivas in their WBC final eliminator at The O2. "He's wanted Wilder for a long, long time".
"The strength and conditioning team up at Loughborough have helped me to become the best version of me, my legs were once skinny things and I know I have it in me to beat all of these guys out there", Whyte said.
"That's why we've had to force the mandatory position".
"Hopefully he brings the WBC belt back to England and eventually I get to fight for the title".
Whyte is coming off an explosive 11th-round knockout of Dereck Chisora in December, a rematch from a previous split decision in 2016. Ever since he lost to Anthony Joshua in 2015, Whyte has gone on to win nine straight fights and captured the WBC Silver title.
"I don't overlook no one", Whyte said.
"If you're David Price and you're happy to fight six or eight rounders and you lose, then your career is not on the line, but I think both Dave Allen and David Price both have the mentality in this fight that there career is on the line". I train hard for everyone; the violence of this sport excites me and I train for that. "Maybe I've become too good for my own good and they see fighting me as too unsafe". I train for it. Why would I all of a sudden overlook someone now?
"I have been waiting for an opportunity like this for years, and now it is happening", Rivas recently said via The Sun. I've been to camps, sparred many people, seen many styles.
"I don't care what Whyte is thinking". He's going to come out and I think he's going to have an interesting boxing career.