Derek Chisora Says Dillian Whyte Fought Better in the First Fight Against Alexander Povetkin

Published 04/21/2021, 9:00 AM EDT


A few weeks back, Dillian Whyte took the boxing fraternity by storm by finishing his adversary Alexander Povetkin in the rematch. This was one of the most clinical performances by the Brit, wherein he accrued the attention of one and all.

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Whyte impressed everyone with his exemplary performance that night. However, the fellow Brit and heavyweight sensation, Derek Chisora, didn’t really find Whyte’s performance that amazing.

In a conversation with iFL TV, he said, “I prefer the first fight. Dillian was boxing amazing in the first fight. The second fight was just too ragged for me and not great for me and all Dillian wanted to do. He didn’t even box great. He was just chucking bombs, just trying to get him out but well done to him.”

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In the first contest between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin, the former kept composure and landed some staggering hits on the Russian. He even dropped Povetkin twice in that fight, yet he fell prey to the veteran’s vicious left shot in round 5.

Right after succumbing to that loss, the only fight ‘The Body Snatcher’ asked for was a rematch with the ‘Russian Vityaz’. And as he got this opportunity, Whyte made the most out of it and secured a sensational win.

The 33-year-old has a longtime dream of fighting for the heavyweight world title. And with this fight, he just went a step closer towards the same.

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Is Dillian Whyte ready for a heavyweight world title shot?

With a win over Povetkin, Whyte unquestionably made a sublime statement in the heavyweight roster. He defied the odds and shut all of his naysayers who doubted him in this rematch. Moreover, with this win, ‘The Body Snatcher’ made himself viable for a world title shot as the WBC interim heavyweight champion.

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But the heavyweight world title picture is sealed for now, as Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will confront each other for all the titles. That said, Dillian Whyte will have to wait for a while to get his hands on the belts. Additionally, he might have to box someone else in the line to clear his way for the ultimate fight of his career.

What did you make of ‘The Body Snatcher’s performance against Povetkin? Do you see him boxing again before receiving a title fight?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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