Win or Lose, the Future Does Not Look Bright for Dillian Whyte

Published 03/26/2021, 1:00 PM EDT


This Saturday, Dillian Whyte will finally step inside the squared circle for his much-anticipated rematch against Alexander Povetkin. He’s waited to get his hands on the ‘Russian Vityaz’ ever since he lost to him in August 2020. ‘Body Snatcher’ now wants to settle his scores with the latter and align himself for his long-time dream of a title fight.

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Unfortunately, Whyte’s fight future seems in jeopardy even if he wins this Saturday night battle, as he will have to cool his heels until Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua battle each other out to determine the ultimate king of heavyweights.

That said, a fight between him and the ex-WBC champ, Deontay Wilder is intriguing the fans. This principally means that the ‘Body Snatcher’ will have to pass an even tougher test to make himself truly viable for a title shot.

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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)

In fact, a few days back, the WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman asserted that a fight between Wilder and Whyte will interest him. And he would like to see the duo collide in the coming time.

This might be the scenario if Whyte wins this Saturday. On the other hand, if he suffers his second consecutive defeat, his title fight aspirations might vanish forever.

Not only that, but he’ll barely get his hands on such decorated opponents after going 0-2 against Povetkin. Hence, the 27-2 boxer will be desperate that his career stats read 28-2 in the next week.

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Can Dillian Whyte mold his career on Saturday night?

A win on Saturday night will open the ‘Body Snatcher’ to even bigger fights/opponents. However, he’ll face equal consequences if he loses in the biggest battle of his professional career.

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The Alexander Povetkin fight is undeniably a decider for Whyte, as it brings in colossal rewards for him. Winning against ‘Russian Vityaz’ will help the Brit stay relevant in the big men’s division.

Moreover, he’ll rank himself among the most renowned heavyweight faces. Dillian Whyte fans will be glued to their TV screens to see how their man fares in this charismatic battle.

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How do you envisage Dillian Whyte performing in this fight? If the ‘Body Snatcher’ wins, should he directly get a shot at the title?

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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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