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Eddie Hearn confirms Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin REMATCH as pair have first dialog after KO defeat


Aug 23, 2020
Eddie Hearn confirms Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin REMATCH as pair have first conversation after KO defeat

Dillian Whyte will rematch Alexander Povetkin later this yr, in accordance with promoter Eddie Hearn.

The Russian brutally KO’d the Brit on Saturday evening, although a rematch clause is in place and set to be exercised instantly.

Whyte and Hearn spoke post-fight
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Hearn mentioned post-fight: “We have now a rematch clause. Very first thing Dillian mentioned when he got here out was, ‘Get me that rematch, get me that rematch.’

“We are going to train that rematch clause, we’ll look to make that earlier than the tip of the yr.

“And hear, it’s an enormous struggle. it’s a really harmful struggle now as a result of clearly back-to-back defeats for Dillian Whyte throws a really totally different shade on it.

“However I do know that he’ll come again from this.”

Povetkin knocked Whyte chilly
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Whyte later interrupted an interview with Hearn and requested him: “Can we get the rematch in December?”

Hearn replied: “That’s what I’m saying, that’s what I’m saying, yeah. You alright?”

Whyte mentioned: “Cool. Yeah, I’m good, I’m good.

Whyte was KOd in spherical 5

“It’s a type of issues the place it simply landed, innit? I used to be bossing it.

Hearn agreed: “Oh completely, he had a few good early rounds however you have been in whole management after which within the fourth spherical it was finished.”

And Whyte concluded: “Precisely. It’s what it’s, rematch, it’s cool, it’s all good. That’s what heavyweight boxing’s about. Thanks Eddie.”

Hearn added in his interview: “I can’t fairly consider it to be trustworthy.

“When the punch landed I felt like I used to be in some dream. The struggle was over nearly.

“However that is the drama of heavyweight boxing. One punch can change all the pieces.

“And tonight one punch simply fully modified the struggle.

Povetkin pulled off the upset

“Dillian Whyte in whole management of the struggle, actually felt assured that he was about to finish the struggle.

“Did he get complacent? Was it simply nice work from Alexander Povetkin?

“Unbelievable. We knew how harmful he was however Whyte had that struggle nearly within the bag.

“An exhilarating knockout on an exhilarating evening. I’m just about misplaced for phrases to be trustworthy with you.