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Povetkin Hopes To Once Again Blast Whyte Out in Dramatic Fashion

Top heavyweight Alexander Povetkin of Russia is hoping to score another knockout of Dillian White, when the two boxers collide in a rematch.

The first bout took place back in August, at Matchroom's Fight Camp in Brentwood.

Povetkin was in a lot of trouble in the first few rounds, as he was being outboxed and dropped twice in the fourth.

But he overcame the early hurdles by landing a single uppercut that knocked Whyte out cold in the fifth round.


After the loss, Whyte exercised an immediate rematch clause.

Coming into that fight, Whyte held the WBC's interim-title and he was also the mandatory challenger to full champion Tyson Fury.

The second fight will be held on November 21 in England.

Povetkin is currently training hard and hopes to end the fight in the same dramatic fashion as the first time.

"I'm preparing in the same way as I did for the last fight with this opponent," Povetkin said. "I'm going to England to win. Let's see how the fight goes, but I'm only going in with the mindset to win. I will try to repeat the spectacular knockout over Whyte... physically and mentally, I'm ready for this.

“After the last fight, I didn’t feel anything special, I was just pleased. I’m glad that I stayed patient and brought it to an end."

Another big win and the 41-year-old veteran will find himself in line for a world title shot.

Denis Lebedev, a former cruiserweight world champion and close friend to Povetkin, has advised the Olympic gold medal winner to avoid the scenario of having a slugfest with Whyte. 

"I want to wish Alexander Povetkin the best in the fight. But I would ask him and I plead with him - that he avoids a brawl. Let him," Lebedev said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 10-30-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20846293]One of Furys best wins who was Wallin was Joshuas sparring partner in 2016 for Martin should answer the last question . If A.J fought him because he was undefeated and had only 20 fights and never fought anywhere where…

Comment by REDEEMER on 10-30-2020

[QUOTE=Roberto Vasquez;20846194]Fury contradicts himself every interview tbh. I was a big fan of his but got annoyed by him clearly making things up every interview. I listened to his Rogan interview recently and he said he only wants to beat…

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 10-29-2020

[QUOTE=joe strong;20845285]One thing Fury always said was it is all about the money. Once you get that big payday how could you be motivated to that same level prior to cashing that check? It happen to Lennox Lewis after Tyson.…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 10-29-2020

If Povetkin wins, I guess he will gain Fury next. But I hope he fights Ortiz or. Ruiz before he retires. That are the fights I wanna se him in.

Comment by joe strong on 10-29-2020

[QUOTE=Roberto Vasquez;20843680]Yep that's Fury. Only risks he takes are the big fights. Pretty sure if he beats Joshua first fight he will retire to avoid rematch as well.[/QUOTE] One thing Fury always said was it is all about the money.…

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