Dillian Whyte’s Coach Talks Focus and Strategy!

Mark Tibbs: "...We Want to be the Master of the Center of the Ring..."

Dillian Whyte and trainer Mark Tibbs.
Dillian Whyte and trainer Mark Tibbs.

Mark Tibbs speaks on Dillian Whyte’s focus and strategy.


Over the past couple of weeks, whenever Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte has made headlines, he is talking about Deontay Wilder. The Jamaican-born WBC #1 contender remains mightily annoyed about not receiving his shot at the champion in almost two years.

Naturally, anyone would take issue with being passed over for such an extended length of time. The trouble that most find with Whyte’s current talking point is the fact that he has an upcoming bout with the powerful Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas! Whyte and Rivas are slated to collide on July 20 at the O2 Arena located in Greenwich, London.

The Body Snatcher has been so vocal and insistent regarding Wilder that, perceptibly, he is potentially overlooking Rivas. If this were true, the British fighter would definitely be making a grave mistake.

Not only does the undefeated Columbian pack a powerful punch, he’s coming off a fantastic win over Bryant “Bye-Bye” Jennings.

It’s undeniable that Whyte is overly concerned with Wilder. However, his coach, Mark Tibbs, assures that his fighter is not overlooking his next assignment. In an interview conducted by Secondsout, Tibbs supplied a number of details about camp and Whyte’s current focus.

“It’s easy for me to say, and I’ve got to talk positive, but you’ve seen it for yourself. He’s [Whyte] in a very, very good place and he needs to be against Oscar Rivas, ‘cause, you know, he’s got the pedigree, he’s got some good wins under his belt and he’s coming off a great win and his confidence is very, very high and we know this.

“He knows this fight will propel Oscar into the world stage if we come unstuck. So we haven’t left no stone un-turned like we always do.”

Obviously, if there is anyone who is in the position to have the inside track on Whyte, it’s Tibbs. Yet, beyond providing tidbits regarding the Body Snatcher’s focus, the coach delved a bit into the game plan that he and Whyte hope to execute July 20.

If successful with their game plan, the two hope to display a masterclass performance.

“Yea well listen, you know, we want to be the master of the center of the ring or the outer center and that’s the name of the game. I mean, this is a piece of the land that we want to own. Good fighters like Oscar Rivas will be the same.”

By: Bakari Simpson

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