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Dillian Whyte EXCLUSIVE: I’m not a coward, that’s why I’m taking Alexander Povetkin rematch right away


Oct 4, 2020
Dillian Whyte EXCLUSIVE: I’m not a coward, that’s why I’m taking Alexander Povetkin rematch straight away

Dillian Whyte has instructed talkSPORT that he’s leaping straight again in with Alexander Povetkin as a result of he’s ‘not a coward’.

The ‘Physique Snatcher’ was knocked chilly by the Russian brute on August 22, however immediately activated his rematch clause and can face him once more simply three months in a while November 21.

Whyte and Povetkin will meet once more
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When requested if that was a tricky resolution, Whyte defined on talkSPORT Battle Evening: “Not tough as a result of I’m not a coward.

“Lots of people are cowards. They lose they usually wanna have warm-up fights or their confidence is shot.

“I say it on a regular basis, I’ll struggle anybody at any time. I don’t care about all this.

“Lots of people say, ‘Ah, he shouldn’t take the rapid rematch, he ought to have a warm-up, he ought to do that.’

“What for?

Povetkin knocked Whyte out in spherical 5
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“I’m at that degree, I’ve confirmed that I’m at that degree.

“I’ve was beating an Olympic gold medallist for each spherical, controlling the struggle at mid-range and shut vary.

“I used to be outboxing him, outworking him at what he does finest. I used to be controlling the struggle.

“I may go and struggle another person, I may wait, however what’s the purpose?

“At that degree, no-one desires to see me get in with some journeyman. What for? What do I be taught from that?”

Whyte had success in opposition to Povetkin earlier than the KO
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Concerning whether or not he may make changes, Whyte added: “I’ll do no matter it takes to get a win, however I’m not gonna come out and be like, ‘Oh effectively, I acquired stopped final time so I’m gonna swiftly now field and run for 12 rounds.’

“No. I’m coming to do most violence. I come to struggle man.

“It will get me in hassle generally, however what’s the purpose? I don’t need to have a profession the place I performed it protected.

“No, I wanna struggle the perfect folks and it’s an leisure enterprise, you’ve gotta take dangers.

“A man that’s jab and maintain, jab and run – no-one desires to see that.

“You’ve acquired to be an entertaining fighter and that’s what I’m right here to do.”