Boxing: Alexander Povetkin planning to fight Tyson Fury for the WBC title should he beat Dillian Whyte
- Alexander Povetkin set to challenge Tyson Fury for the WBC Heavyweight title
- Povetkin will take on Dillian Whyte for their second match after his stunning KO win over Whyte
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Alexander Povetkin planning to fight Tyson Fury for the WBC title should he beat Dillian Whyte.
Alexander Povetkin will seek a mandatory fight with WBC titleholder Tyson Fury if he wins the rematch with Dillian Whyte.
The Russian produced a stunning upset KO of Whyte in their first bout and is now preparing for their rematch on November 21.
If he wins, then he will be pushing the WBC for his mandatory title shot at Fury, who still has to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout and has agreed to take on Anthony Joshua twice next year.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Povetkin’s Andrey Ryabinskiy, when asked if he will seek the shot at Fury said:
‘We will work in this direction.
‘The fight for the world title is a big event in the career of any fighter, and with every reason for this, of course, we will seek a mandatory defense from the WBC.’
Povektin, 41, had been knocked down twice and was being outboxed by Whyte when he delivered a picture-perfect uppercut to end their first fight.
Whyte had been in line for a title shot for 1,000 days and no doubt ‘Bodysnatcher’ will also be pushing hard for his mandatory shot at Fury if he exacts revenge in November.
Fury may have to wait for his trilogy with Wilder as Frank Warren wants to have it in front of fans rather than miss out on the gate money, causing an organizational headache during the coronavirus crisis with no fans allowed in British or American arenas.