Dillian Whyte’s protege Alen Babic says he will retire if he cannot win his fight against Shawndell Winters.
Babic and Winters had a hell of a pre-fight press conference. Both men showed no respect for each other. Babic, who is inexperienced as a pro, vowed to knock out his opponent. The Croatian is planning to add another name to his record. And if he fails, he said that he will end his career.
According to Boxing Social, Babic said:
“If I lost to Shawndell Winters, I’d quit boxing. I’m in the best shape. He’s just a stepping stone for me. I’m going to knock him out. I’m never going to lose to him. Never.”
BULLISH BABIC SEEKS KO 😤
🇭🇷 Unbeaten Croatian heavyweight Alen Babic boldly claims he’d retire from boxing if he failed to overcome Shawndell Winters tomorrow night at #FightCamp. 😳
— Boxing Social (@boxing_social) August 21, 2020
Alen Babic believes the fight will not go the distance
Babic feels that his path to greatness goes right through Winters. During a recent interview with Sky Sports, Babic detailed his fight camp with Dillian Whyte.
“I was first in Portugal with Dillian. We spared a lot of rounds. I was his sparring partner. So from Portugal, we came here ten days ago. I needed to do two weeks of quarantine. It’s been great since then. I have been here, training three times a day, living the dream.”
It will be Babic’s first eight-round fight. The undefeated fighter feels ready to go all eight rounds, but he believes he won’t need them.
“No, no way. If I need to go (eight rounds), I sparred with Dillian. Last day, I did eight rounds. Most of the work I did eight rounds with Dillian. So it’s okay for me, I can go. But there is no way because he has a 90% knockout ratio, I have 100%.”
Realistically speaking, Winters has had 16 fights in his career and 12 of them ended via knockout whereas Babic has only three bouts under his belt. And all of them are knockouts. Winters is coming off a loss to Joseph Parker. His opponent, however, brutally knocked out his last three opponents.
Do you think Alen Babic can beat Shawndell Winters on August 22?
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