Frank Warren says Daniel Dubois would do an Alexander Povetkin on Dillian Whyte ought to their paths ever cross
IT’S truthful to say Dillian Whyte’s profession took a step again on Saturday evening (August 22), thanks largely to the almighty uppercut Russia’s Alexander Povetkin landed on his chin in Brentwood.
However that doesn’t essentially imply it’s over, nor that he’s swiftly out of the race as a future WBC heavyweight title challenger. He has, in spite of everything, a rematch clause he intends to set off later this yr and in addition maintains a excessive rating with the WBC, that means he’s maybe nonetheless only a struggle or two away from touchdown a shot in opposition to Tyson Fury, that organisation’s champion.
Be that as it could, the wolves are actually out for ‘The Villain’ and Frank Warren, promoter of each Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce, suggests the Londoner’s profession path will now inevitably have to alter on account of what Povetkin did to him simply days in the past.
“What I noticed on Saturday is strictly how I’d count on it to finish with Daniel (Dubois),” Warren advised BT Sport. “That’s why I wished the struggle. If I believed he was going to get beat, I wouldn’t have been screaming for the struggle, would I? I fancied him to beat him.
“In response to what’s being mentioned, he’s (Whyte) obtained this rematch (with Povetkin) so let’s get this rematch out of the way in which and let’s hope he comes via and beats Povetkin. Then he’s obtained to attend. As a substitute of sitting on his bottom for a yr, make the struggle with the winner of Daniel and Joe (Joyce) on October 24.”
Warren clearly doesn’t have a lot religion in Whyte a) beating Povetkin in a return and b) securing the struggle he has been chasing for a while – a world title problem – past that. Whyte, alternatively, stays decided to proceed on his path, contemplating the Povetkin defeat a minor blip, and had this to say in response to Warren’s suggestion of a Plan B: “F*****g fish eyes snake.”
Appears clear sufficient.