Dillian Whyte gave an interesting breakdown of his personal KO defeat to Alexander Povetkin as he watched the combat again stay on Sky on Sunday night time.
In the course of the broadcast for the Joshua Buatsi vs Marko Calic present, Whyte labored as a pundit with two of the boxers he represents competing on the cardboard.
He was then requested to preview his upcoming rematch with Povetkin on November 21 by first wanting again on the August 22 knockout.
As Sky performed the replay to him on the displays, he narrated: “It’s heavyweight boxing.
“I made a mistake right here, he jabbed and leaned to the aspect, I went to counter with a hook and he come up the center.
“I went to really counter with the punch that knocked him down earlier than.
“And since I went to throw the hook I made house with my hand. My punch landed.
“Everybody simply thinks, ‘Ah he was slipping.’ I wasn’t slipping, I threw a brief proper to give you the hook.
“Threw a brief proper to get him to maneuver his head and give you a hook.
“However then he’s simply come up the center.”
Whyte confirmed he’d already watch the combat again as soon as earlier than: “I didn’t watch it again right away, as a result of I already knew what I did flawed.
“As you may see, I went it for a brief proper, hopefully for him to maneuver, for him to roll left and are available again to my left.
“However he didn’t and he got here up the center. Boxing is a recreation of techniques. I had my techniques, he had his.
“I threw the primary part of my assault after which he simply got here up the center within the second part of mine.”
When requested if he’ll make any main changes forward of the second combat, Whyte insisted: “No, probably not,
“I don’t assume there was something flawed the primary time.
“It’s simply a type of issues the place I used to be boxing properly, I used to be dominating the combat and I received caught.
“Individuals do neglect, I had seven newbie fights, this man had tons of of newbie fights. Olympic champion.
“I’m nonetheless studying. He’s seen about 50 opponents the identical model as me that come ahead and do no matter I’ve.
“I’m nonetheless studying on the job, I’m nonetheless discovering completely different kinds, it’s one other studying expertise, that’s all it’s, one other studying expertise.
“And I discovered from it instantly, instantly.
“I went down, I received up and I used to be like, ‘Yo, I do know precisely what I have to do, get the rematch.’ That’s the kinda man I’m.”
Pushed for a prediction on the rematch, Whyte boldly declared: “I’m gonna knock Povetkin out November 21.
“I’m not one which often says, ‘Oh I’m gonna knock somebody out on this combat, I’m gonna knock somebody out in that combat.’
“However I’m undoubtedly gonna knock him out November 21, 100 per cent.”