Dillian Whyte Confident Ahead Of Alexander Povetkin Rematch
Dillian Whyte is expressing confidence before he shares the ring with Alexander Povetkin a second time.
Whyte fought Povetkin back on August 22. Whyte put the interim WBC Heavyweight Championship on the line. At the time, Whyte had mandatory status for the winner of the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy fight. Povetkin ended up scoring the upset fifth-round TKO victory to spoil that plan.
With the rematch clause in place, Whyte will get his chance at revenge against Povetkin on November 21. During an interview with Sky Sports, Whyte said he was finding success even in his loss to Povetkin.
“I don’t look for excuses. Listen, my coaching team did what they were supposed to do. They got me to the fight injury-free, they got me to the fight in shape. We were boxing well, we were winning rounds, we were fighting one of the best [opponents] I have fought in a long time. Early doors I was making him miss. The punches that he usually lands, I was making him miss, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. It’s boxing, you can win 11-and-a-half rounds and get stopped in the last 10 seconds.”
Whyte went on to say that he feels he’d defeat Povetkin on most nights.
“Credit due to Povetkin, fair play to him, he threw a good punch and it landed and what more can I say. Now we go into camp, we put it right, we come back again. I believe I beat Povetkin nine times out of 10.”