Ben Whittaker vs Arlen Lopez: When is it and where can I watch it?

Whittaker has been backed by Anthony Joshua to bring home the gold.

Ben Whittaker can become the first fighter from Great Britain to win gold at the 2020 Olympics on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old has impressed throughout the tournament and overcame Imam Khataev in the semi-finals despite losing the first round.

"I've had so much social media saying 'the Russian lad will knock you out'," Whittaker told BBC Sport after his most recent win.

"Nobody was beating me today and we don't stop here. I think I put on a masterclass and on to the next one."

Whittaker will meet Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the 81kg final and will be looking to gain revenge for Pat McCormack who lost his welterweight final to another Cuban in Roniel Iglesias.

The British star - tipped to win gold by unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua - has also defeated Brazil's Keno Machado, Egypt's Abdelrahman Oraby and Colombian Jorge Luis Vivas in Tokyo.

Whittaker faces his toughest test in Lopez. His opponent likes to fight on the inside and his style saw him win gold in the 2016 Olympics at middleweight.

In doing so, he became the first fighter from Cuba to win gold at 75kg since 2000. Adding to his medal tally, Lopez has also won gold at the 2015 World Championships as well as the Pan American Games in 2015 and 2019.

Lopez has defeated Azerbaijan's Loren Alfonso, Mexico's Rogelio Romero Torres and Algeria's Mohammed Houmri in Tokyo.

All three fights were scored as 5-0 wins by the judges.



When is it?

The fight will take place on Wednesday at 7.35am BST.

How can I watch it?

It will be live on Discovery +.

The odds

Ben Whittaker - 7/4

Arlen Lopez - 4/9

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