Eddie Hearn Predicts a Brutal Knockout for Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin 2

Published 03/25/2021, 11:20 AM EDT
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn is interviewed ringside during the Clash on 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)


Dillian Whyte will finally face Alexander Povetkin in their highly anticipated rematch. The two will fight as the main event of a stacked card on Saturday. And promoter Eddie Hearn has given his prediction for the heavyweight clash.

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Hearn promotes Whyte and has worked tirelessly to make the fight happen. After two separate cancelations, the fight will now take place in Gibraltar. Ahead of the bout, Hearn commented on who he feels would get his arm raised.

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The promoter spoke to ‘Behind The Gloves’ on YouTube and said, “I’ll tell you one thing for sure, it ain’t going twelve rounds. I think it’s going to be a brutal knockout either way. But I tip Dillian Whyte for the win.”

This comment showed Hearn’s confidence in his fighter. The two hard-hitting heavyweights did not disappoint in their first bout, and Eddie Hearn thinks this time Whyte will get the better of Povetkin.

Moreover, the talk between the two fighters has intensified, and it will only add to the intensity in the squared circle on Saturday. Whyte will want to prove his worth, while Povetkin will want to show that the first was not a fluke.

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Eddie Hearn reveals what next for Dillian Whyte

Before the first fight, Whyte was in pole position for a world title shot. He was the mandatory for the WBC title and looked set to face the champion. However, the defeat caused him a massive setback and he will have to win to keep his title hopes alive.

Hearn gave an update on what could be next if Whyte can get past Povetkin. He said, “Right now, like ‘the waiting for a world title shot’ is a really nice problem to have. Let’s win on Saturday, then we’ll look at how we’re going to get a shot at that world heavyweight title.”

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)

This comment showed Hearn is completely focused on the current fight, but it confirmed that he would try to give Whyte the world title shot next. However, this will be a lot harder than before, given the situation in the heavyweight division.

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Regardless of the future, Whyte has to make a statement against Povetkin on Saturday, and his promoter feels he has what it takes to do so.

What do you think will happen when Dillian Whyte faces Alexander Povetkin?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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