Dillian Whyte 'hounding Eddie Hearn every day' for Alexander Povetkin rematch which could take place in Russia
DILLIAN WHYTE has revealed he has been pestering Eddie Hearn about a rematch to face Alexander Povetkin following his shock defeat.
The Body Snatcher suffered a huge blow in his quest to fight for a world title after he was knocked out by the Russian at Fight Camp on Saturday.
But the 32-year-old – who has been embroiled in a war of words with promoter Frank Warren – intends to enforce an immediate rematch against the former WBA heavyweight champion.
Whyte looked on course for a routine victory after he floored the veteran boxer twice in the fourth round, only to be blown away by an uppercut a round later.
Despite a second professional loss, Whyte has insisted he has "never been more excited" for a fight as he looks ahead to their rematch.
He told Sky Sports: "I'm good and secondly I just want to say thanks to everyone, all the fans and all the support. It's been amazing.
"I've never been this excited for a fight before in my life. I was excited for the first fight. Now, it's like turning pro all over again. I'm buzzing.
"I want to go to training now. I'm forcing myself to take the two weeks' rest. It's all good. I learn quick. I just can't wait to get back in there. I want to go now.
"I have been hounding Eddie every day to hear what they are saying about this rematch."
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Before adding: "There's certain moments in your career that does something to you. The loss to Anthony Joshua done something to me. This time, this has done something else to me again.
"It's crazy, I feel young and youthful. I feel good. It's [Povetkin rematch] probably going to be the end of November, early December, so let's see."
A rematch could take place in Povetkin's native Russia, after the WBC Diamond champ's team teased a fight in Eastern Europe.
In quotes obtained by RT, Povetkin's manager Andrey Ryabinksiy said: "I don’t see such a big difference boxing here or in the UK.
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"I would want the fight to be here in Russia because there hasn’t been an event of such magnitude here for a long time."
Commenting on where he would like the rematch to be, Povetkin told reporters: "If I’m honest, I don’t care where the rematch will be.
"Whether here or in the UK. Russia is always with me wherever I fight."
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