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Povetkin ‘Upset’ after Defeat to Dillian Whyte
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Povetkin ‘Upset’ after Defeat to Dillian Whyte

Russian boxer, Alexander Povetkin has been left ‘upset’ after he was knocked out by Dillian Whyte last week. However, according to promoter Andrey Ryabinskiy, he is yet to make a decision on his retirement. Povetkin was stopped in the fourth round as Whyte avenged last summer’s shock defeat in their ‘Rumble On The Rock’ rematch in Gibraltar. He had hoped to stay on course for another world heavyweight title fight, having challenged Anthony Joshua unsuccessfully in 2018. “Yes, we’ve talked right after the fight,” Ryabinskiy told Sky Sports. “Sasha, of course, is upset that he couldn’t beat Dillian. “But it’s sport, you need to be prepared for any outcome.”
I Made him Pay – Dilian Whyte Demands Third Fight with Povetkin
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I Made him Pay – Dilian Whyte Demands Third Fight with Povetkin

  Dillian Whyte has challenged Alexander Povetkin to a trilogy fight, after knocking the Russian out in clinical fashion in Gibraltar. Povetkin floored Whyte in their first bout in August 2020 in Brentwood. But the Briton was at his best on Saturday night and became the third man after Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, to defeat Povetkin 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. “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.” The victory kept Whyte’s hopes of a world-title fight alive, depending on how Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s two-fight blo...
Dilian Whyte Knocks Povetkin out to Gain Revenge
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Dilian Whyte Knocks Povetkin out to Gain Revenge

  Dillian Whyte exacted revenge on Alexander Povetkin to get his world title charge back on track. Seven months, Whyte dropped Povetkin twice in the fourth round, but was brutally KO’ed in the fifth. However, on Saturday night, the Brixton man iced Povetkin in that same fourth round in Gibraltar. Whyte’s world title dreams would have been in tatters if he was defeated again, having seen his status as WBC mandatory challenger end after a 1,000-day wait. ‘The Body Snatcher’ can now prepare to pounce as soon as old rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury need a dance partner. Deontay Wilder has, however, suggested as Whyte’s next opponent by promoter Eddie Hearn.
Check out Where Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua rank in the new Boxing Heavyweight Pound-for-pound Rankings
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Check out Where Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua rank in the new Boxing Heavyweight Pound-for-pound Rankings

Ring Magazine has released it's monthly rankings for the top boxers in the heavyweight category. Tyson Fury, still tops the rankings as the reigning champion of the Ring Magazine belt while other fighters like Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder follow suit. Joshua ranks second while Deontay Wilder ranks third. Dillian Whyte is ranked 5th while Alexander Povetkin who Whyte lost to last August is ranked 4th. Whyte is set to face Povetkin this weekend in Gilbatrar. Had Whyte been victorious in the first fight he would have officially been next in line for Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight title. Fury, meanwhile, is set to meet Anthony Joshua twice in 2021 as they look to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion with all the belts on the line. See the full list below. The...
Dillian Whyte’s Rematch With Povetkin Gets New Date
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Dillian Whyte’s Rematch With Povetkin Gets New Date

  The boxing heavyweight rematch between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin will now take place on March 27 in Gibraltar. The bout was originally fixed for March. But COVID-19 travel restrictions has seen the fight pushed back three weeks. Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, said: “In the current environment we are always having to think on our feet,” said Hearn. “We did everything to try and make March 6 happen but with the new travel restrictions, it was impossible. “Now we have something outside the box, compelling and a unique setting for one of the heavyweight fights of the year – roll on the Rumble on the Rock!” Whyte is attempting to avenge his shock knockout defeat last summer.
Anthony Joshua reacts as Povetkin defeats Dillian Whyte
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Anthony Joshua reacts as Povetkin defeats Dillian Whyte

British boxer, Anthony Joshua, has reacted to fellow compatriot, Dillian Whyte's defeat against Russian fighter, Alexander Povetkin at Matchroom Fight Camp on Saturday night. We reported that Whyte had floored Povetkin twice by the fourth round, but was knocked out by a massive uppercut in the fifth. Whyte's defeat has derailed his goal of challenging for Tyson Fury's WBC heavyweight title. Reacting, Joshua urged Whyte to take time and reflect before coming again. He also congratulated Povetkin for his victory. "This is just a blip in his career," Joshua told Sky Sports. "Dillian fights for himself. "People are going to talk now, and people are going to say all sorts of stuff about his performance and stuff. "Dillian is a fighter, so I am sticking with him as a fi...
Dillian Whyte Reacts After Being Knocked Out By Povetkin, Reveals Next Plan
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Dillian Whyte Reacts After Being Knocked Out By Povetkin, Reveals Next Plan

Dillian Whyte has said he was “bossing” Alexander Povetkin, before the Russian knocked him out in the fifth round. Whyte is also keen to activate the rematch clause in their contract. The Brixton heavyweight appeared to be coasting to victory, after flooring Povetkin twice in the fourth round. But Povetkin landed a massive uppercut in the fifth round to knock him out cold. Whyte 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.”
Deontay Wilder sadly falls into 4th place as new heavyweight ranking list is revealed
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Deontay Wilder sadly falls into 4th place as new heavyweight ranking list is revealed

Tyson Fury has again come atop the pile as he was named best boxer in the heavyweight division following his stunner against Deontay Wilder at Las Vegas. The Gypsy King totally outboxed the American in the top showdown that went down the lane to become the new WBC champion of the world. Held at the iconic MGM Grand Garden Arena, Fury recorded an emphatic seventh-round stoppage over Deontay, leaving the American at the mercy of his corner who had to throw the towel. The 31-year-old undefeated heavyweight king has now been ranked number one in the Ring Magazine heavyweight ranking. Coming behind him is IBF, WBO, IBO champ Anthony Joshua who secured the second place following his victory over Andy Ruiz in Mexico last year Surprisingly, Deontay Wilder completely fell down the pecking or...
Wilder’s Camp Silence over Fight with Joshua
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Wilder’s Camp Silence over Fight with Joshua

Deontay Wilder’s team has gone silent over a fight with Anthony Joshua, Matchroom Sports chief Barry Hearn has claimed. A-million-pound unification fight between the pair was in the works last year, though the fighter’s respective teams couldn’t come to terms before the WBA ordered Joshua to defend his title against Alexander Povetkin. Joshua is still keen to unify the division and has stated his desire to do so on numerous occasions since Wilder’s controversial draw with Tyson last month. Wilder, however, has his sights set on a rematch with ‘The Gypsy King’, who was seconds away from becoming the American’s 40th victory. Team Joshua are still eager for the fight, though, and are understood to have made several attempts to negotiate the deal with Wilder’s representatives. ...
Holyfield: Joshua-Wilder Fight Can Bring Boxing Back
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Holyfield: Joshua-Wilder Fight Can Bring Boxing Back

Joshua retained his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight world titles by beating Alexander Povetkin last week, while Wilder puts his WBC belt on the line against Tyson Fury in December. If Wilder beats Fury as expected, a monumental showdown with Joshua, the type never seen since Holyfield twice beat Mike Tyson in the nineties, awaits the world. Holyfield had this to say on the subject in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, where he is attending Friday’s World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) super-middleweight final between George Groves and Callum Smith. “When boxing was going down Mike Tyson was the one who brought it back by knocking everyone out,” he said. “Everyone wanted to see who could handle that, and I was that guy. “Now Joshua is a good fighter, knocking people out and everyone wants...
‘I’ll Fight Anyone, Even King Kong’ – Heavy Weight Champion Anthony Joshua, Boasts
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‘I’ll Fight Anyone, Even King Kong’ – Heavy Weight Champion Anthony Joshua, Boasts

Just as heavy weight champion Anthony Joshua, stepped away from his latest Wembley thriller, he sent out a clarion call to the rest of the world’s heavyweights. ‘I’m ready for all of you,’ he thundered after knocking out Alexander Povetkin. ‘That includes Deontay Wilder, soon as he likes. ‘Bring on Tyson Fury. I’ll fight King Kong if he’s available. If anyone’s really ready, give Eddie Hearn a call. Come on, that’s all it takes.’ According to DailyMail Sport, a labyrinth of negotiations stands between Joshua and the fight for which the public is frothing at Wembley on April 13. The people have spoken to AJ and asked him to  Fight Wilder next. If not him, then Fury. For the fans, a Dillian Whyte rematch is barely an after-thought, though not in the calculations of promoter He...
Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Alexander Povetkin In The Seventh Round To Retain World Heavyweight Titles
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Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Alexander Povetkin In The Seventh Round To Retain World Heavyweight Titles

British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua has defeated Alexander Povetkin to maintain his unbeaten record after successful winning his 22nd bout. The 28-year-old who produced a spectacular display at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday night emphatically knocked the Russian boxer, 38, in the seventh round to retain his IBF, WBA Super, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight belts.   Speaking after the fight, Joshua said:  "Povetkin is a very tough challenger, he proved that tonight with good left hooks and counter punches. I came in here to have fun, and give it my best, I knew he was strong to the head but weak to the body. I was just mixing it up. It could have been seven, maybe nine, maybe 12 rounds to get him out of there. But the ultimate aim was to be victorious. I got my kn...
‘I take my poo seriously’ – Anthony Joshua reveals how he keeps fit ahead of his fights
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‘I take my poo seriously’ – Anthony Joshua reveals how he keeps fit ahead of his fights

Nigerian born British boxer, Anthony Joshua knows is currently preparing for a heavyweight title defense against Alexander Povetkin on September 22.   In the 10 weeks leadimngh to the bout, Joshua (21-0, 20 knockouts) will eat as many as 5,000 calories per day, with a full-time staff on hand to monitor everything from portion sizes to signs of overtraining or fatigue in any specific body part.   In a recent interview with DAZN, he discusses how he prepares for each opponent, which foods work best before a heavyweight title bout, and the one sweet cheat meal he can’t turn down.   See excerpts from the interview below.... What is your overall focus as you begin this training camp? It used to be about the opponent I was facing. You can never underestimat...

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