Now for a decider? Dillian Whyte calls out Alexander Povetkin for a THIRD fight after devastating KO victory with Brit wishing his opponent well in Russian’s dressing room after Gibraltar win
- Dillian Whyte stopped Alexander Povetkin inside five rounds in Gibraltar
- The 32-year-old avenged his defeat to the Russian in their first bout last August
- Whyte is keen for a trilogy fight as he has one eye on a world-title shot
- However, Tyson Fury and Anthony hold all heavyweight four major belts
- The pair are set to fight each other twice this year in a pay-per-view blockbuster
Dillian Whyte has challenged Alexander Povetkin to a trilogy fight after knocking out the Russian in devastating fashion in Gibraltar.
Povetkin saw off Whyte in their first encounter in August last year in Brentwood, but the Briton brought his A-game on this occasion to join Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko as the only men to defeat the heavyweight in 39 professional fights.
Speaking after the fight, Whyte said: ‘I made him pay. I was ready straightaway (after the last fight). I’m sad it didn’t get finished in the first round.
Dillian Whyte consoles Alexander Povetkin after dominating the 41-year-old in their rematch
The Briton is eager for a trilogy fight against the Russian as he waits for a world title shot
‘If he wants a rematch I will do it again. The first time I shouldn’t have lost. I made a silly mistake and paid for it.
‘I was on to him this time and then said ‘let me relax’. He’s an Olympic gold medallist. I’m happy.’
The win meant Whyte kept his hopes of a world-title fight alive, but that could be some way if Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s two-fight blockbuster goes ahead.
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua hold all four major heavyweight belts between them
Promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports: ‘His [Dillian’s] world championship dreams were on the line tonight. That was a lot of pressure tonight. Tonight was about getting him back on track. He wasn’t going to be denied.
‘He man-handled Povetkin, he battered him from pillar to post. We are back where we wanted to be. The aim remains the same, for Dillian to have a shot at the world championship.’
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