“One Thing You Are Guaranteed in Life Is You Are Gonna Lose” – Dillian Whyte Reflects on Alexander Povetkin Loss

Published 03/15/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Dillian Whyte reacts to victory over Mariusz Wach after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Dillian Whyte appears to have accepted his crushing KO loss against Alexander Povetkin, which took away his WBC Interim heavyweight title on August 2020. He has secured a rematch and is optimistic about bagging the win this time.

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Despite bossing around in the ring for a long time in the original fight, Whyte fell prey to Povetkin’s uppercut in round five, losing the bout on a vile note. But Whyte has picked up the positives and has moved on from the defeat. ‘The Body Snatcher’ believes losing is just a part of the game and is looking positive ahead of the rematch.

‘The Body Snatcher’ connected with Gareth A Davies and recalled his loss.

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“This is life, in life, one thing you are guaranteed in life is you are gonna lose. So, the sooner you get grips to it, the sooner you realize and accept it. It’s easier,” said Dillian Whyte.

He continued, “You are going to lose to your mom, you are going to lose to your dad, you are going to lose to your relative, you are going to lose things in life. You are going to lose money, you are going to lose home, you are going to lose things. In life that’s the only thing that’s guaranteed.”

Dillian Whyte has suffered only two professional defeats in his career. Anthony Joshua handed him the first loss via knockout in 2015, but Whyte bounced back to the win column with an undefeated run of 11 fights. He was about to make it 12 as he looked comfortable against Alexander Povetkin. But the Russian’s single uppercut was too hard to handle for Whyte.

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Dillian Whyte- Looking at the World title

The rematch with Povetkin will take place on March 27, 2021, with Povetkin’s WBC Interim title on the line. The winner of the fight will conclude the beef and take a step closer to mandating their spot for the WBC title challenge.

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

Tyson Fury currently holds the WBC title and is rumored to defend it against unified champion Anthony Joshua. So the winner of Whyte vs Povetkin 2 can challenge the winner of Fury vs Joshua for all the world heavyweight straps.

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Meanwhile, there are other governing bodies like WBO, IBF, and IBO. So determining the title ride might be a bit more complex ahead, but Whyte would look to be a part of that complex negotiating procedure.

Do you think Dillian Whyte can avenge his loss against Alexander Povetkin?

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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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