The pair face off on the 27th of March, at Gibraltar.
We’re just 4 days away from arguably the second-biggest boxing event of the year (behind Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury) – Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte 2. With the WBC Interim Heavyweight title on the line, Dillian Whyte will be looking forward to emerging victorious this time, having been knocked out the previous time.
Speaking in an interview with Matchroom Boxing, after having wrapped up the Portugal training camp for the Povetkin rematch, Whyte revealed that he failed to land his shots cleanly in the previous match and sounded confident that he would rectify it this time. He further added that he still has a lot of fights left in his career.
‘The last time, I didn’t land properly, and he went down‘ – Dillian Whyte
Whyte was quoted as saying, “Even the worst of me, I know that for a fact. I carry power in both hands, but Povetkin is a very cagey guy, very experienced, a very patient guy, a very tough guy. The last time, I didn’t land properly, and he went down. He showed resilience and got up and stopped me. So this time, I need to make sure when I hit him, he stays down. I made a mistake, and straightaway, I knew the mistake I made. It didn’t take me a long time to realize the mistake I made. Then it was, ‘Okay, it’s heavyweight boxing.’” [via Boxingnews24.com]
He added, “I wanted to get straight back in there and just get it over with and done with straight away. My mindset is that I’ll do whatever I need to do. I’m not worried about my career-best performance. I’m worried about getting the win. I’ve still got loads of fights in my career. I’m ready to go. When I touch him this time, his whole body is going to vibrate.” [via Boxingnews24.com]
Dillian Whyte started off brilliantly the last time the two met. He knocked down Povetkin twice in the early rounds. However, Povetkin then came back strongly, knocking the Brit out in the fifth round. Both the fighters haven’t fought since their fight in August, last year. With Alexander Povetkin being sidelined for the majority of the time due to Coronavirus, Whyte has been training pretty well.
What are your thoughts on Whyte’s recent comments?