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Whyte typically bullish ahead of long-awaited title fight vs. heavily favoured Fury

Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte during a press conference at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Wednesday April 20, 2022.

When you cut through all the noise, from underhand tactics and disingenuous politics to multiple legal issues and controversy besides, Dillian Whyte’s excruciating wait for a WBC heavyweight title shot finally ends this Saturday on home soil at Wembley against compatriot and former sparring partner Tyson Fury. Will the wait be worth it? Not many believe so. Continue reading “Whyte typically bullish ahead of long-awaited title fight vs. heavily favoured Fury”

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Joshua-Usyk title fight date set for Sept. 25, but don’t overlook the Ukrainian

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After the September 25 date for Anthony Joshua’s latest title defence was announced earlier today, he’ll defend his heavyweight belts against an unbeaten Ukrainian and fellow Olympic gold medallist in former cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk (#1 WBO). AJ will be favoured to win on home soil again, but it’s not difficult to imagine Usyk silencing critics in two months’ time.
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Revenge is sweet: Dillian Whyte clinical in R4 TKO win vs. Alexander Povetkin

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He had a seven-month wait and three rescheduled dates, but heavyweight title hopeful Dillian Whyte (28-2) produced a much-needed display to avenge his shock summer KO loss by Alexander Povetkin (36-3-1) with a fourth-round TKO win, reclaiming the WBC interim title as 500-odd fans cheered him on from Gibraltar’s Europa Point Sports Complex.
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Whyte eager for in-ring return, while Povetkin not ready yet as retirement looms large

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After seeing domestic rival Anthony Joshua retain his world titles with a R9 KO victory against Kubrat Pulev inside Wembley Arena last weekend, Dillian Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs) is in no mood to wait much longer for a proposed rematch against WBC interim heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs), four months after a surprise fifth-round knockout defeat. Continue reading “Whyte eager for in-ring return, while Povetkin not ready yet as retirement looms large”

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Joe Joyce beats Daniel Dubois via R10 stoppage, claiming five heavyweight titles

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Joe Joyce (12-0) silenced his critics to end Daniel Dubois’ 15-0 unbeaten record with an abrupt tenth-round knockout victory at Church House in Westminster, winning five heavyweight titles – including the WBC Silver and vacant European strap –  before calling out #1 ranked WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk (18-0) for a rematch that has been seven years in the making. Continue reading “Joe Joyce beats Daniel Dubois via R10 stoppage, claiming five heavyweight titles”

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Oleksandr Usyk outpoints Derek Chisora, becomes new WBO inter-continental HW champion

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Oleksandr Usyk outpointed Derek Chisora to inflict the 37-year-old’s tenth professional career defeat in an entertaining main event matchup overnight, winning the WBO intercontinental heavyweight title on a night where Sky’s positive spin did little to help the British-based fighter against a far superior technical boxer who took his best punches and showcased his engine too. Continue reading “Oleksandr Usyk outpoints Derek Chisora, becomes new WBO inter-continental HW champion”

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Povetkin’s promoter: After Whyte rematch, we’re pursuing Tyson Fury next

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According to his promoter Andrey Ryabinsky, new WBC interim-heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin has his sights set on ending Tyson Fury’s unbeaten record in 2021 with a proposed mandatory defence, but first has to beat Dillian Whyte in their November 21 rematch. Continue reading “Povetkin’s promoter: After Whyte rematch, we’re pursuing Tyson Fury next”

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Alexander Povetkin stuns Dillian Whyte with R5 uppercut, is new WBC mandatory challenger

Despite suffering two knockdowns in R4, Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1) landed a nasty uppercut in R5 to leave Dillian Whyte (27-2) out cold and send shockwaves across the heavyweight division – where he’s the new WBC interim title-holder and mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury’s belt after an unforgettable finish.

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Matchroom Fight Camp begins on August 1, Whyte-Povetkin slated for Aug. 22

Eddie Hearn has officially announced a four-week fight camp which will see British boxing resume throughout August, headlined by an intriguing Week 4 where Dillian Whyte finally faces Alexander Povetkin for the WBC interim world heavyweight title and WBA lightweight champion Katie Taylor also features.

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Eddie Hearn: Whyte-Povetkin may be first fight behind closed doors, post-lockdown

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Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin, which was originally scheduled to take place this past Saturday, could be the first fight behind closed doors post-lockdown – according to promoter Eddie Hearn. It has been provisionally moved to July 4. Continue reading “Eddie Hearn: Whyte-Povetkin may be first fight behind closed doors, post-lockdown”

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Michael Hunter targets Charles Martin to decide future IBF HW title contender

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Michael Hunter has stated his desire to set up an all-American affair with Charles Martin in his next fight, to decide an eventual title challenger for the IBF heavyweight championship – who will then face current champion Anthony Joshua. Continue reading “Michael Hunter targets Charles Martin to decide future IBF HW title contender”

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After a great 2018, why Dillian Whyte must choose his next fight wisely

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Having endured tough battles to record impressive wins in the heavyweight division, Dillian Whyte enjoyed a great 2018… Continue reading “After a great 2018, why Dillian Whyte must choose his next fight wisely”