“I Threw The Fight Away” – Dillian Whyte on Alexander Povetkin Loss
Speaking to BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Dillian Whyte spoke about the knockout that seemingly had him out on his feet prior to him hitting the canvas, courtesy of Alexander Povetkin.
“I just remember falling and the referee saying ‘six, seven.’ And then after, tried to get up, and the referee was saying ‘nah, nah, nah, it’s a heavy knockdown’.. blah, blah, blah. I was alright, I wasn’t like sparko, sparko. I can’t say like ‘Oh I didn’t get dropped.’ It was a great shot to the point of the chin, and I got dropped. But I was all right. I got up straight after, I was cool.
“And then straight after went to the changing room, Eddie [Hearn] was doing his interview, and I said ‘yeah, let’s get the rematch, let’s do it.’
“I was annoyed at myself. I was annoyed at myself because I threw the fight away. Povetkin didn’t beat me up or beat the fight out of me. I threw the fight away. So I was a bit annoyed at myself obviously. No one’s perfect, we all make mistakes, and I was a bit annoyed that I made silly mistakes at this stage of my career.”
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