Dillian Whyte weighs five pounds lighter than he was before his brutal KO defeat last year, but will still have more than a ONE STONE advantage over Alexander Povetkin for Saturday’s heavyweight rematch in Gibraltar.
- Dillian Whyte looked in supreme shape as he tilted the scales at 247 pounds
- Brixton’s heavyweight was five pounds lighter than he was before the first fight
- Whyte has a one stone and four pound lead over Alexander Povetkin
- The Briton is out for revenge after being eliminated by Povetkin last August
Dillian Whyte has slimmed down five pounds for his heavyweight rematch with Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar on Saturday night.
Brixton’s heavyweight tapped the scales at a meager 247 pounds, but will still have more than a one-stone advantage over Povetkin for seeking revenge on the hard-hitting Russian.
Whyte, who was stunningly knocked out by Povetkin last August, took one last look in the eyes of his opponent on Friday as the pair got another tense look before swapping fist bumps.
Dillian Whyte looked in excellent shape as he weighed in for Alexander Povetkin’s rematch
Povetkin weighed the scales 228 pounds, about a stone and four pounds lighter than Whyte
Povetkin, meanwhile, fell four pounds heavier than he was for their first fight, and he’ll hope that extra weight will be felt when he goes to war with Whyte for the second time.
Whyte, who gave up his position as the No. 1 ranked fighter at the WBC after being eliminated by Povetkin, has vowed to do whatever it takes to win their ‘Rumble on the Rock’ clash and defeat their first meeting to avenge.
He said, ‘This fight is a big fight, it’s as big as any other world title fight.
‘I’m just glad the people of Gibraltar made this possible and it will rock and jump Saturday night, it will be like York Hall.
‘This is the most important fight of my career, I am used to jumping back and proving people wrong. Everyone keeps going on about the defeat, but it’s nothing. I am improving, I am getting better every day and on Saturday I will come back to leave it all on the line.
‘The most important thing is to win, I hate to lose, I want to make it 1-1. I’ll do what I have to do. ‘
Victory for Whyte would see him face off for a world title again later this year, but a second defeat to the 41-year-old veteran could be disastrous.
After an intense look, Povetkin and Whyte exchanged fists leading up to Saturday’s fight
Whyte wants to get even after being eliminated by Povetkin in August