Dillian Whyte says he’s keen to offer Alexander Povetkin a trilogy combat subsequent if he desires one after his fourth-round knockout win over the Russian fighter of their rematch tonight in Gibraltar.
Whyte acquired his current along with his win tonight, however now it’s Povetkin’s flip to even the rating if Dillian is critical about wanting to offer him one other shot.
Boxing followers would most likely choose that Whyte, 32, transfer on relatively than revisit this rivalry with Povetkin, however the determination shall be Dillian’s.
Povetkin (36-3-1, 25 KOs) seemed like he wasn’t 100% from the outset, getting staggered within the opening spherical by Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) and by no means moving into the combat earlier than being stopped within the fourth.
Some consider that the COVID 19 that Povetkin caught late final 12 months took one thing from him bodily, leaving him a shell of the fighter that knocked out Whyte of their first combat final August.
“I stated if he [Povetkin] desires to do it once more, we are able to do it once more, I don’t thoughts,” Dillian stated about him open to a trilogy match in opposition to Povetkin.
“It was an excellent studying combat for me as a result of I needed to assume in there as effectively. I used to be speeding him, however I needed to assume on the identical time,” stated Whyte.
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn will seemingly have a number of prime heavyweights that he’ll supply to Whyte for his subsequent combat, nevertheless it’s unlikely that any of them shall be worthwhile.
Predictably, Hearn will supply Whyte one other combat in opposition to Dereck Chisora or Joseph Parker. These could be uninteresting ones for the followers, as Whyte has already fought these guys.
If Hearn isn’t going to place Whyte again in with Povetkin, these could be the very best viable choices for Dillian:
- Filip Hrgovic
- Luis Ortiz
- Daniel Dubois
- Joe Joyce
- Oleksandr Usyk
- Mairis Briedis
- Lawrence Okolie
- Tony Yoka
I didn’t point out Andy Ruiz Jr or Deontay Wilder, two fighters that Hearn would like to see Whyte combat as a result of these guys wouldn’t conform to combat him.
Wilder is ready for a title shot in opposition to the winner of the Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury fights. For his half, Andy Ruiz desires to take simple fights till he will get at a trilogy match in opposition to Joshua.
“I simply snicker at these guys as a result of I’m as powerful as a sheet of metal mentally and bodily,” stated Whyte on the post-fight information convention. “One loss, two losses, so what? I’m an excellent heavyweight.
“I need to do it once more in Gibraltar in the summertime. I’d wish to be right here in the summertime exterior in a stadium or one thing,” stated Dillian. “We will make issues occur.
“Typically Eddie [Hearn] is a bit tough as a result of he desires issues his personal method.
“I’m 32; I’m not attempting to field till my late 40s. I need to profit from it now and retire good and wholesome and retire with my individuals. Who is aware of? I’d grow to be a coach,” stated Whyte.
Dillian might want to wait a 12 months till he’s 33 earlier than he will get a doable title shot in opposition to Joshua or Fury, and even then, it’s not a certainty.
In the event that they vacate the WBC title, Whyte might want to combat for the vacant belt in opposition to Luis Ortiz or Joe Joyce. The Joyce combat could be onerous for Dillian, as he’s large and has an excellent chin and a very good jab.
“Eddie was nervous when he got here to see me. On his face, he stated, ‘Please, simply do it for as soon as.’ Yeah, we acquired it finished anyway,” stated Whyte.
“I don’t care,” stated Whyte when requested if Deontay Wilder is his logical subsequent possibility for him. “I’m going to get in higher form and be stronger and quicker. Whoever desires to combat, I don’t care,” stated Whyte.