Eddie Hearn Says Dillian Whyte’s Title Hopes Can Vanish Forever if he Loses to Alexander Povetkin

Published 03/24/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn is interviewed ringside 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)


Dillian Whyte is ready to storm into the boxing ring this weekend. He will rematch the Russian Alexander Povetkin for the WBC interim heavyweight title. This fight will undeniably play a pivotal role in Whyte’s career from hereon, as a win will put him at the top of the contention for a title shot.

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That said, he won’t look to budge an inch in this rematch and look ahead to overpower Povetkin this time around.

Recently, Whyte’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, was interviewed by Sky Sports. Here he shared his notion on the upcoming Whyte vs Povetkin 2 fight and even detailed the importance of it in the Brit’s career.

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Hearn said, “Must-win because Dillian Whyte’s aim is to win a world heavyweight championship,”

“If he loses against Povetkin, that is out – and it’s not just out for six months or a year. That could be out forever.”

“I think it’s going to be a firefight. I think Whyte is going to go out there and try and impose himself on the fight, and I think he’s going to try and knock out Povetkin in style.”

The last time when Povetkin and Whyte battled each other out, it was the ‘Russian Vityaz’ who came out on top and added a thrilling win to his name.

Ever since that loss, the ‘Body Snatcher’ wanted a rematch with the latter desperately. Moreover, he’ll be extremely keen to vanquish Povetkin from his way, thus lining himself up for a title shot.

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Can Dillian Whyte crush Alexander Povetkin in this rematch?

The 32-year-old is pumped up to settle scores with the ‘Russian Vityaz’ in this outing. In fact, in the first matchup, Whyte floored Povetkin twice in the contest, but he succumbed to a vicious shot from the latter in round 5.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celebrates victory over Derek Chisora after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

However, he took that loss on his chin and has moved ahead. More than anyone else, the ‘Body Snatcher’ himself wants to prove his mettle in the rematch.

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Considering the same, his fans will be keen to see him give it his best shot in this fight.

It will be interesting to see how he fares in this highly important fight of his life.

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Who will you be rooting for in this charismatic battle?

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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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