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Povetkin Will Be in Better Form For Whyte Rematch, Says Promoter

World of Boxing CEO Andrei Ryabinsky, who promotes Olympic gold medal winner Alexander Povetkin, says his boxer will be in better form for the upcoming rematch with Dillian Whyte.

Back in August, Povetkin upset the odds when he knocked out Whyte in the fifth round with a perfectly placed uppercut. The victory gave him the WBC's interim-heavyweight title.

But in the previous rounds, Povetkin wasn't doing that well and he suffered two knockdowns in the fourth.

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In the aftermath, Whyte exercised an immediate rematch clause, with the second fight scheduled to take place on November 21 at the SSE Arena in Wembley.

Ryabinsky has spoken with Povetkin and advised him to get in top form, to be fully prepared for a twelve round contest.

At 41-year-old, Povetkin was big underdog when he entered the fight, but the unexpected victory has put him right back in the mix with the top heavyweights in the division.

Another win will place Povetkin one step closer to a world title fight.

"I drew Alexander's attention to the fact that he has to prepare with all of his might for the fight with Whyte. He promised that he will give his all during the preparation and he will come out in good shape for the fight," Ryabinsky said. 

"Does he need to improve his defense? On the defensive side, it's too late to [change his style], because Alexander is an Olympic champion... when it comes to his technique everything is in order. I would pay more attention to physical training. Right now Alexander needs to pay special attention to physical training and practicing his skills, and sparring. He must be functionally ready to carry out all twelve rounds - in terms of the necessary physical conditions."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 10-28-2020

This fight is win-win situation for Povetkin. If he wins again, he can go for Fury title shot. If he loses, he can still go for Ortiz in fight we all wanna see.

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 10-28-2020

[QUOTE=Jkp;20841028]Whyte is well on his way to becoming the next David Price/Dave Allen. Whyte is a typical Matchroom PPV bum, that will be matched against any kebab shop owner or plumber eddie can find, and sold to you on PPV.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by TMLT87 on 10-27-2020

I will be rooting harder for Povetkin than I have for any boxer in a while with this. Whyte is a perfectly decent top 10ish guy but having Hearn and Co constantly hyping him up as some major threat to…

Comment by Oshio on 10-27-2020

IF Whyte wins it he would give Povetkin a rematch. Whyte will because he likes to brag and he would get KOed again

Comment by Nobody+1 on 10-27-2020

Well of course the promoter is going to say that but at least he didn’t get Knocked out so he has an advantage maybe Dillian chin will be compromised by the last fight and the quick turn around will aide…

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