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Dillian Whyte: I think it’s time I showed something else to my game

Despite a reputation for having a big left hook, Whyte says he’s looking to display something a little different this time.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

With heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte now set to face Alexander Povetkin on May 2 in Manchester, the British fighter tells Sky Sports that he’s looking forward to unveiling something new this time around while he expects Povetkin to be prepared for his patented left hook.

“I think it’s time I showed something else to my game now,” said Whyte. “Everyone knows the left hook and stuff, and they’ll be watching.

”Hopefully they are working on that and watching out for that. When I bring something else and it’s lights out then they’ll be like ‘oh, wow, actually he’s got a right hand or an uppercut’. We’ll see.”

Whyte, 31, remains the WBC’s number one contender but isn’t due his shot at the title until next February according to the sanctioning body, so will be looking to preserve his spot in this outing while staying sharp against a good fighter. Meanwhile Povetkin, 40, is most recently coming off a split draw with Michael Hunter last December on the Ruiz-Joshua 2 undercard.

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