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  Whyte: "It's The Biggest Fight Of My Career"

Dillian Whyte says his must-win rematch with Alexander Povetkin for the Interim WBC Heavyweight World Title at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar on Saturday March 27, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all other markets excluding the UK and Ireland, is the biggest fight of his career to date.

'The Body Snatcher' (27-2, 18 KOs) has a chance to exact revenge over Russiaís Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs) following his shock defeat to the former World Champion in the final weekend of Matchroom Fight Camp in Essex last August.

Brixton's Whyte has been forced to wait patiently for his rematch with Povetkin, the two were set to meet in November but the Olympic Champion tested positive for coronavirus ahead of that date and it had to be postponed.

Their second clash was then supposed to usher in the new year of boxing but, at the start of January, the sport was suspended amid the growing coronavirus cases in the UK, but the 32-year-old says the delays have given him more time to make the necessary adjustments in order to get the win this weekend.

"This time Iíll beat him, and weíll see what people are going to say." said Whyte. "One, two or three losses means nothing to a Heavyweight nowadays. If you fight good fighters, the main thing is you can come back. This is a must-win fight for me, but Iím not a guy that worries about pressure. I just smile and take it in my stride.

ďI was a fighter a long time before I was a boxer. Iíve been knocking people out for a long time. I carry a lot of power in both hands. Povetkin is a very cagey guy and an experienced guy, a very patient guy. Heís a tough guy as well. Last time I didnít land properly and he went down, but he showed resilience by getting up and then he stopped me. This time when I hit him heíll stay down.

"Iím a very adaptable kind of guy, Iíll do what I need to do to get the win. I donít care if Iíve got to rough a guy up or outbox them. Iíll do whatever it takes for me to win. It's the biggest fight of my career. Iím coming off a loss to the guy. The good thing is this is Heavyweight boxing. One fight changes everything.

"Itís a fight man. You donít know how youíre going to feel on the day. You donít know whatís going to happen and you donít know how the other guy is going to come. As long as Iím able to adapt on the day, thatís all that matters.

"I donít care if I have to throw two jabs and move or get in and throw power punches and rough him up. Iíll do whatever I have to do. Iím not worried about a career-best performance, Iím worried about getting the win. My mindset is Iíve got a job to do and Iíll do whatever I need to do to get it done.

ďIím still young and Iíve got loads of fights left in my career God willing. I can worry about looking good in another fight. This is about winning. When I touch him this time his whole body is going to vibrate, heíll understand. Iím coming to do what I do best and thatís to inflict pain. If Iíve got to make it a dog fight then Iíll make it a dog fight. It will be a different story this time."

Povetkin vs. Whyte 2 tops a huge night of action in Gibraltar, Bermondsey's Ted Cheeseman (16-2-1, 9 KOs) meets Liverpool's James Metcalf (21-0, 13 KOs) for the vacant British Super-Welterweight Title, Ipswich Heavyweight talent Fabio Wardley (10-0, 9 KOs) steps-up again against USAís former World Title challenger Eric Molina (27-6, 19 KOs), Manchester Super-Featherweight Campbell Hatton Ė son of British fight legend Ricky Hatton Ė makes his professional debut against Jesus Ruiz, undefeated Welterweights Chris Kongo (12-0, 7 KOs) and Michael McKinson (19-0, 2 KOs) will collide for the WBO Global Title, Heavyweight contender Eric Pfeifer (7-0, 5 KOs) locks horns with Nick Webb (16-2, 12 KOs) and Wembley Super-Featherweight Youssef Khoumari ( 11-0-1, 4 KOs) faces Birminghamís Kane Baker (14-7).



 

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