Britain’s heavyweight Dillian Whyte is pretty confident he’ll be the one winning the upcoming rematch between him and former heavyweight champion of the world Alexander Povetkin.
The second clash is scheduled for November 21 in London, three months following the brutal knockout Whyte had to eat from the Russian vet.
However, “The Body Snatcher” was doing his part in the opening rounds, controlling the bout, and putting Povetkin on the canvas twice. Povetkin’s experience propelled him to victory when he landed a massive left uppercut in the fifth round.
The Brit exercised immediatelly his rematch clause and now he is eager to avenge himself:
“I don’t look for excuses,” said Whyte to Sky Sports.
“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.
“The team has done a great job, they got me in a good place. From what they got me from to what I was in Saudi. They got me down to 17 stone plus, we were happy. 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 ten.”