“He Was Concussed!” – Frank Warren Lashes Out at Dillian Whyte’s Promoter

Published 09/19/2020, 12:50 PM EDT


Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte will battle each other once again inside the ring. Following his devastating knockout loss on August 22, Whyte has been adamant about getting the rematch.

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No wonder Matchroom boxing has immediately set it up for him. However, Queensberry Promotions CEO claimed that he would have never booked Dillian Whyte so early if he was managing him. As per Frank Warren, Whyte was knocked out cold in the fight, and arranging an immediate rematch is not a very good idea.

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However, it will not affect Matchroom’s mindset as they are ready to stage the rematch on November 21.

Frank Warren is not a fan of Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin 2

In an interview with Seconds Out, Warren said that Whyte shouldn’t be fighting so soon. Instead, he claimed that the doctors and medical experts to be the perfect administrators to make the call.

That still doesn’t change that Warren would have never allowed his boxers to do that.

“If it was me, if I was managing Dillian Whyte, I wouldn’t do that. I would wait. You know… he needs some rest, “ said Warren.

Taking about Whyte’s loss, Warren detailed the encounter and cited how deadly it was.

He was stopped on his feet, but he was stopped. He was concussed, he was out cold, he was given oxygen. So you know, it’s not something I will be doing, but it’s not me, that’s their choice.”

Meanwhile, Matchroom will benefit a lot from the inevitable rematch between two of the biggest heavyweight gladiators. The sudden change in the WBC heavyweight title mix has shaken the entire boxing community.

That said, Whyte can validate his mandatory title claim by getting a win against Povetkin on November 21. Considering the first fight, Whyte was dominating his Russian rival throughout, securing two early knockdowns in the fight.

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However, a slick uppercut was all that Povetkin needed to grab the WBC interim belt. He will look for another such moment in the rematch, while ‘The Body Snatcher’ will give it all inside the ring.

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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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