“He Didn’t Take Any Damage” – Eddie Hearn Bullish Ahead of Dillian Whyte’s Comeback

Published 09/16/2020, 11:14 AM EDT


A couple of weeks ago, the boxing community was left stunned as Alexander Povetkin snatched the WBC Interim heavyweight title from Dillian Whyte with a vicious knockout.

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Although the rematch has been staged for November 21, Whyte is still showcasing the scars of his defeat. In the meantime, he is also ready to go wild against Povetkin.

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That said, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has faith in the Brit heavyweight. Whyte had bossed Povetkin in the original fight until he got caught with a vicious uppercut. Thus, Eddie Hearn believes that ‘The Body Snatcher’ has every chance in the world to avenge his loss on November 21.

Eddie Hearn is ready to put his money on Dillian Whyte in the re-match

Since his crushing defeat, ‘The Body Snatcher’ has been scrutinized brutally by the fans. However, he is still one of the most looming heavyweights in the roster who has every chance of defeating Alexander Povetkin. Especially given the fact that he had already secured two early knockdowns in the original fight.

Talking about it, Hearn told Sky Sports boxing, Although it was a severe knockout, it was a one-punch knockout and you know he didn’t take any damage in the fight other than that one blow and he has needed time to recover.”

The Matchroom promoter further said that Dillian Whyte has been eager to cement the rematch since then.

“You know he wanted to go back in camp the next day and I have had to say him at times you need to have three or four weeks off. He has been back doing cardio, bits, and pieces. He is raring to go, I have never seen him as motivated to win this fight.”

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If Whyte successfully gets back to the win column, he can challenge the winner of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 for the WBC heavyweight strap. However, for the time being, he needs to focus solely on Povetkin.

As Hearn said, Whyte will put his entire career at stake when he locks horn with his Russian rival on November 21.

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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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