Dillian Whyte is taking his stunning loss to Alexander Povetkin in stride.
Whyte fought Povetkin under the “Fight Camp” banner on August 22. Whyte suffered a fifth-round TKO loss after having great success in rounds three and four. It was an uppercut that floored Whyte, something he couldn’t get up from. Povetkin is now the interim WBC Heavyweight Champion.
Whyte took to his Twitter account to reflect on his defeat at the hands of Povetkin.
— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) August 24, 2020
“Hey everyone, just wanna let you know that I’m safe, I’m sound, and I’m good,” Whyte said. “First thing, congratulations to Alexander Povetkin on a great fight. I look forward to doing it again and yeah, I’m good. I’m safe and saw the nice messages and stuff. They say with boxing, it happens. You fight good fighters, you win some you lose some. You will get stopped, you will get knocked out, you will get dropped.”
Whyte went on to say that he’s hoping to get a rematch with Povetkin before 2020 comes to a close. He is aiming for a second fight in November or December. This could leave the door open for a title unification bout between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, but of course, there are still hurdles.
Many believed that Whyte had a claim to fight the WBC Heavyweight Champion in Fury. He ended up taking the bout with Povetkin as he didn’t want to wait for the winner of Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III. Still, Whyte says he doesn’t regret taking the bout, while also planing to secure the rematch with Povetkin.
Whyte’s pro boxing record has fallen to 27-2. He hadn’t suffered a loss since December 2015 when he was stopped by Joshua. “The Body Snatcher” was riding an eleven-fight winning streak.