Dillian Whyte is under no illusions of the importance of Saturday night’s rematch with Alexander Povetkin, describing it as ‘the most important fight of his career.’
Having been on the brink of a shot at the WBC Heavyweight Title and seemingly on the verge of overcoming Povetkin last August, before he was brutally knocked out with a left uppercut.
However, on Saturday night Whyte seeks immediate redemption as he once again collides with Povetkin, in a fight that he has emphasised is pivotal to his career.
Speaking at the press conference prior to the fight, the Brixton heavyweight emphasised: “The first fight was a good fight, we both fought well – I knocked him down a couple of times and he came back and got the win, fair play to him. I’m glad that he took the rematch and that we are here again. I love to fight, I love what I do.
“This past year has been difficult for everyone, I’m just doing my part to bring our beloved sport back to some sort of normality. It’s good to have some fans back and this is a big fight, it’s as big as any world title fight and I’m thankful to the people of Gibraltar. It’s going to be jumping, it’s going to be like York Hall.
“This is the most important fight of my career, but this is boxing, I’ve been through ups and downs my whole life and I’m used to coming back and proving people wrong.
“I’m constantly improving and I’m always learning and Saturday I’m coming to prove everyone wrong again.”