Dillian Whyte Says Alexander Povetkin is Pretending to Be a Nice, Humble Guy

Published 01/16/2021, 9:00 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celebrates victory over Dereck Chisora after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Following a crushing defeat at the hands of Alexander Povetkin that took away Dillian Whyte’s WBC Interim title, ‘The Body Snatcher’ is seeking revenge in the rematch on March 6th. He desires to get inside the ring and pour an all-out action on Povetkin, vowing to smash the Russian’s face.

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However, Whyte could do the same in the original fight for a brief period. He was dominating the entire matchup until getting caught by Povetkin’s sleek uppercut. The one-shot KO left Dillian Whyte concussed and Alexander Povetkin left the arena with the W.

However, the rematch could offer fans a completely different outcome. Dillian Whyte appears to be at the peak of his game. He connected with SkySports to shed light on his upcoming plans. That said, Whyte has chalked out the plans to vanquish Povetkin.

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“I just want to get in there and smash his face in, to be honest. Just get in there, have a fight, let’s go toe to toe, and let’s have it.

“I’m just glad that there is nowhere for him to try and hide behind and try and run. He wasted time, letting me get ready for two fights, and then canceled them at the last minute. I’m glad,” said Whyte.

He further denounced Povetkin for talking trash and claimed that he would come into the fight off the back of a great fight camp. If it still doesn’t grab the Russian’s attention, then Povetkin might have a different plan on his mind.

Speaking on the rematch, Whyte continued, “He (Povetkin) pretends to be this nice, humble guy, but he is talking s**t. Of course, I’m going to be annoyed.

“I’m not going to be sat there and laughing. I had a great camp. I’m going to be p***ed off and annoyed.”

No Time for recovery- Dillian Whyte warns Alexander Povetkin

After Whyte’s loss against Povetkin, several people are billing him as the underdog in the rematch. However, Whyte is confident of beating Povetkin just like he was in their first outing. ‘The Body Snatcher’ claims he didn’t need the delay and was ready to fight quite some time ago.

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Dillian Whyte trains with Mark Tibbs ahead of the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach during the Clash On The Dunes Public Work Out at Public at the Investment Fund office complex on December 03, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Whyte said, “Povetkin was getting beat up, he got damaged in the fight, and I don’t need no time to recover,” Whyte blasted back. I was ready to go. How is the delay going to benefit me?”

This banter intensifies the upcoming heavyweight battle as it will determine the challenger for the WBC world title, which is currently held by Tyson Fury.

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So, we can expect the winner of Whyte vs Povetkin 2 to challenge the winner of Fury vs Joshua for the ultimate heavyweight championship.

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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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