Dillian Whyte Not Shying Away From Alexander Povetkin Trilogy

Published 03/28/2021, 10:03 AM EDT


In a much-anticipated heavyweight collision, Dillian Whyte overshadowed Alexander Povetkin in a huge fashion. From the very first second of round 1, Whyte made his intent clear on winning this fight by executing the game plan extremely well.

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In fact, Whyte asserted in booking a trilogy with the ‘Russian Vityaz’ if the latter wanted it badly.

In a post-fight interview with Sky Sports, he said, “You know what, I’m ready to run it back again if he (Povetkin) wants it again. That’s what I feel. If he wants to re-match, (if) they’re going to offer me the right money, I will fight again because I shouldn’t have lost the first time and I’m just annoyed.”

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As the fight began, Whyte adopted an offensive approach and walked his adversary down. He even closed the distance in the initial minutes of round 1, landing his fiery straight right hand on Povetkin.

He dictated the pace of the fight and stuck to his game-plan efficiently. Moreover, he used his defense to its fullest, thus defending the heat coming off the ‘Russian Vityaz’s hand.

The ‘Body Snatcher’ had immense responsibilities on his shoulders in this fight. He wished to shut his critics with a captivating win, and he unquestionably proved his class in this bout. Hence, he should be able to move on from Povetkin.

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Despite a wonderful win, Whyte in his aforementioned statements expressed his readiness to take on Povetkin in a trilogy. But a trilogy fight might cost him big time because if he ends up on the losing vertical, his title fight aspirations might vanish forever.

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For now, Whyte should keep himself open for even bigger fights and opponents. The ‘Body Snatcher’ has an exuberant dream of fighting for the heavyweight world title, and he shouldn’t budge an inch from the same.

His fans will be thrilled to see who he takes on in his next, as he has undeniably raised his stakes in the mammoth heavyweight landscape.

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Who should Dillian Whyte take on next? How would you rate him for his performance against Alexander Povetkin?

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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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