Dillian Whyte says he was ‘bossing’ Alexander Povetkin before his shocking knockout and quickly requested a rematch | Boxing News

Dillian Whyte says he was 'bossing' Alexander Povetkin before his shocking knockout and quickly requested a rematch | Boxing News

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Last Updated: 23/08/20 2:12am

Dillian Whyte suffered a fifth-round knockout loss to Alexander Povetkin

Dillian Whyte says he was “bossing” Alexander Povetkin before his shocking knockout loss and quickly requested a rematch with the Russian.

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The Brixton heavyweight appeared to be on the brink of victory after flooring Povetkin for the second time in the fourth round, but was then sent crashing to the canvas by a massive uppercut in the fifth.

Whyte’s plans for a mandatory fight with Tyson Fury have been shattered, but he still wants to gain revenge on Povetkin before the end of the year.

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Anthony Joshua says Whyte’s shock KO defeat by Povetkin was only a ‘blip’

Anthony Joshua says Whyte’s shock KO defeat by Povetkin was only a ‘blip’

He told promoter Eddie Hearn via Matchroom Boxing’s Instagram: “Can we get the rematch in December?

“Okay cool. I’m good, I’m good, it’s one of them things where he just landed.

“I was bossing it.

“It is what it is. Rematch, it’s all good. That’s what heavyweight boxing is about.”

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Eddie Hearn admits he was shocked by Whyte’s defeat to Povetkin

Eddie Hearn admits he was shocked by Whyte’s defeat to Povetkin

The Matchroom boxing boss has confirmed Whyte can activate a clause in his contract for a rematch.

Hearn told Sky Sports Boxing: “The first thing Dillian said was ‘Get me that rematch, get me that rematch.

“Povetkin is mandatory now, but the only person who would get called to negotiate fighting the winner of Fury-Wilder was Dillian Whyte.

“We’ll exercise that rematch clause. We’ll look to make that before the end of the year and it’s a huge fight.”

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