Whyte v Lewison for vacant British title; Ogogo eliminator; Selby waits

Lawrence Lustig

Dillian Whyte will get a second crack at the British heavyweight title when the Londoner battles Ian Lewison for the vacant belt in Glasgow on October 7.

Whyte, who is currently being scheduled for a slot on ex-foe Anthony Joshua’s undercard in November, will hope to be the new Lonsdale Belt holder by then – having been linked to the likes of Dereck Chisora and Antonio Tarver.

Opponent Lewison, 34, most recently travelled to China, scoring an upset knockout over previously undefeated Zhi Yu Wu and hasn’t lost since a Prizefighter bout against Derric Rossy back in 2013.

With both fighters hailing from Brixton, the contest promises to be an explosive one with words already being exchanged by Whyte and Lewison on social media.

In the middleweight division, Olympic medallist Anthony Ogogo has been put forward for an eliminator which would eventually lead to a crack at the title currently held by Chris Eubank Jr.

The 27 year-old from Lowestoft is set to go up against Elliot Matthews in a clash arranged by promoters Sauerland in the near future.

Finally, talented Andrew Selby is no nearer to securing a first defence of his UK flyweight strap as ex-champion Kevin Satchell was pulled from the bout before a purse bid could be followed through.

Previously announced encounters between Callum Smith and Luke Blackledge and Hosea Burton and Frank Buglioni, at 168 and 175 pounds respectively, are awaiting new dates as per the latest British Boxing Board of Control circular.