Dillian Whyte Details the Differences in His Training Camp for Alexander Povetkin Rematch

Published 03/22/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 24: Dillian Whyte celebrates his sixth round knockout victory over Lucas Browne during their WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship at The O2 Arena on March 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


Dillian Whyte appears confident about reclaiming his lost WBC Interim crown against Alexander Povetkin in the rematch on March 27. He has pointed at his ongoing training session, detailing some changes he has undergone.

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Although he had a full training camp in the original clash and looked pretty comfortable inside the ring, ‘The Body Snatcher’ claims that he is feeling even better this time. As the re-match gets closer, Whyte intensified the tale with some interesting insights on his active fight camp.

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Speaking with Matchroom, Dillian Whyte said, “Last time there’s different things going in the fight. A lot of things was different this time, I am much more together. I feel much better, I am training good. Again there’s certain things I didn’t do last time in the last camp that I am doing now, I used to do before.”

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He continued, “I feel better, more explosive, you know I am sparring better, I am feeling better. I got more energy and stuff. So, it should be good.”

While Whyte retains a positive mind frame ahead of the big clash, Povetkin can once again shatter his goals. Akin to the first fight, heavyweight boxing can take its brutal form and one punch out of nowhere can seal the deal. So, we cannot afford to rule out Povetkin’s chances from the mix.

Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin- A look back at the first fight

Brit heavyweight Dillian Whyte appeared aggressive in their fight. Being the favorite, he predictably dominated the contest. ‘The Body Snatcher’ floored Povetkin multiple times and was already ahead on the judges’ scorecard. It appeared to be his night and Povetkin was on the wrong end of what was set to be a lopsided beat down.

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Nevertheless, round five saw a different outcome as Povetkin landed a thunderous uppercut. It came out of nowhere and Whyte was left concussed with that one shot. The referee immediately called off the contest and Povetkin departed with the win and the WBC Interim heavyweight title.

As the rematch gets close to fruition, fans can look forward to another epic heavyweight battle happening with sheer relevancy in the ongoing title picture. And Whyte will look to prove that he has indeed had a good training camp.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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