Russian in the sights of the ‘Body Snatcher’

Dillian Whyte: 'He doesn't come to mess about. Let's see who has got the best left hook around'

BIG HITTER: Dillian Whyte

MUCH IMPROVED Dillian Whyte is eyeing Russian Alexander Povetkin as a future opponent.

And discussing his potential options, Whyte welcomed going toe-to-toe with Povetkin.

“If he want it, he can get it,” he told Sky Sports. “It’s going to be a tear-up, because he is not really a mover and I’m not really a mover, so he’s a come forward fighter and I come forward.

“We’re going to have a scrap. Povetkin comes to fight doesn’t he. He doesn’t come to mess about. I’m the same, so let’s get it. Let’s see who has got the best left hook around.”

After losing to Anthony Joshua five years ago, Whyte – nicknamed the ‘Body Snatcher’ has rebuilt his career with key victories over the likes of Joseph Parker two years ago.

Whyte’s last fight saw him beat Poland’s Mariusz Wach by an unanimous decision last month on the undercard of Joshua’s victorious rematch against Andy Ruiz Jnr in Saudi Arabia.

Of the potential Povetkin scrap, Whyte already has venues in mind. “Probably in London or Manchester, something like that. The O2 gets booked up a lot, so either London or Manchester.

“They are two good venues and it would be good to move to a different part of the country some time as well. Manchester Arena would be good.”

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