Alexander Povetkin might’ve scored a highlight reel knockout in his last fight against Dillian Whyte, but he’s under no illusion that it was flawless performance on his end. After all, Povetkin was dropped twice himself in that outing and appeared to be clearly losing until a well placed uppercut put Whyte down and out.
So for this weekend’s rematch, Povetkin tells Sky Sports that he’s looking to tidy things up so he can put on an even better performance against Whyte this time around.
“I will try to defend myself better. My defensive skills must be better. And I will try to punch shorter. I will try to fix my mistakes from the previous fight and try not to repeat them. He can do whatever he wants. I’m ready for anything. I’ve been through this many times. I will be ready.”
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Povetkin would continue by saying that he has watched back his first fight with Whyte, but not to get enamored about how things ended up but rather to analyze what gave him some difficulty to begin with. And should Povetkin be able to take this second win over Whyte on Saturday, he’ll be looking up the food chain against titleholders Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.