Eddie Hearn Opens Up on Dillian Whyte Fight- Says the Sport is “Brutal”

Published 08/22/2020, 11:55 PM EDT


Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn spoke out following the thrilling conclusion to the interim WBC bout. The marquee main event saw Alexander Povetkin stun the champion, Dillian Whyte, by earning a spectacular fifth-round finish. The fight was trending in favor of ‘The Body Snatcher’ before Povetkin landed the fateful blow that won him the strap.

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The finishing sequence saw Whyte being concussed before slamming into the canvas after the fateful uppercut landed. The boxing community largely believed Dillian Whyte would dominate ‘The White Lion’ and cruise his way towards a unification bout against Tyson Fury. Given his performance before the stoppage, it appeared this was way things would unfold.

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Eddie Hearn chimes in on Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin

Chiefly, the promoter has been a long-time partner to Whyte on his way to the top of the heavyweight ladder. Despite working with a stable of his contemporaries, Hearn candidly expressed his disappointment at the loss. Additionally, he expressed the sentiment that Dillian Whyte would win the second encounter between the two and claw his way back.

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Further, Senior Writer Lance Pugmire also relayed some interesting news to the boxing world regarding Povetkin’s future. He reminded fight fans that the WBC President had dismissed the possibility of Alexander Povetkin vs Tyson Fury. It seems as though both the fighters will have their hands full with repeat encounters against Whyte and Deontay Wilder, respectively.

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The dramatic turn of events in the marquee interim WBC title fight has opened up the landscape of the division. Dillian Whyte’s success before being finished himself is a stark reminder as to the high stakes game that is boxing. The defeat marked his first loss since being TKO’ed by Anthony Joshua back in 2015.

What’s more, Alexander Povetkin will look to eventually secure massive fights against the top draws in the sport. With a gold strap around his waist, he could potentially be looking at a quick turnaround to lucrative fights.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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