by Kris Anthony (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you follow boxing, if you are not aware of the Dillian Whyte loss to Alexander Povetkin you must of been hiding under a rock. This was a highlight-reel KO from a thunderous left hook detonated from Povetkin, zero’d in on Whyte’s jaw.
Whyte was served with a twenty eight day suspension from the British Boxing Board of Control (strange when Doc Spelman received a 45 day suspension losing against Lyndon Arthur on 31/7, click >here< for more info) and is straight back for the rematch with Povetkin on November 21st.
It’s all a very quick turnaround and shows the confidence Whyte has going in against someone that has just KO’d him.
Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing who promote’s Whyte had the following to say about the rematch on November 21st:
“All of a sudden, the pressure is not just on trying to become the mandatory and fight Tyson Fury, this is the pressure of his [Whyte’s] career on November 21,” said Hearn to Sky Sports. “Controlling the fight, a brutal knockout, and all of a sudden like that, his career spins on its head.
“He’s hugely motivated to put this right, but it’s extremely dangerous and of course, moving into the rematch, just 13 weeks after the first fight is very, very dangerous. But Dillian Whyte wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I think it is terminal for his world title chances – and that’s obviously the ultimate aim for Dillian Whyte. I think he knows the pressures. He was deeply disappointed with getting knocked out from an amazing bit of skill from Alexander Povetkin, and he’s got to put that right.
“Povetkin and his team ready to go. They don’t see a problem. They’ve knocked him out once, they think they’re going to do it again in November. A very confident Alexander Povetkin, and all of a sudden, all of the pressure lies on the shoulders of Dillian Whyte.”
The fight should follow the same path as the first fight, and if Whyte is more careful, he should be victorious. Up to the point of the stoppage, he was in full control before getting tagged by the KO punch. Povetkin had been knocked down twice and it was a methodical beat-down at that point. Povetkin was looking old.
Having absorbed the continual rounds of punishment, the aging Povetkin, now 41, will we think, lose and in quicker fashion. Then again, we bet against Povetkin in the first fight.