Whyte rules out WBC #1 fight vs Breazeale, labels Povetkin ‘a coward’
Dillian Whyte will not consider fighting Dominic Breazeale for the WBC number one spot on the back of his big KO over Derek Chisora.
Whyte ended his beef with British rival Chisora in emphatic fashion last month. ‘The Bodysnatcher’ is now the favorite to face Anthony Joshua on April 13 at Wembley.
In a recent radio interview, Whyte spoke about other possible options but said Breazeale is not one of them despite the American being World Boxing Council mandatory.
A win over Breazeale would put Whyte in pole position to face the winner of Wilder v Fury II, although the Londoner is not interested.
Speaking to Sirius XM Fight Nation co-host Randy Gordon, Whyte’s conversation also turned to Alexander Povetkin, who the 30 year-old says backed out of facing him.
The chat went like this:
Randy: “We’re talking to Dylan White, who is one of the top heavyweights on this planet.
“Dillian, if you don’t get Joshua. If you don’t get Wilder, and if you don’t, get Fury next. I realized that you should be in line for any one of them, but who else would it be?
“Would it be somebody like Alexander Povetkin? Povetkin has actually called you out,” asked Gordon.
Dillian Whyte: “You know Povetkin the coward agreed to fight me. I heard so from David Price. He said yes. What the f***? – Are we gonna make the fight? Contact my promoter.
“I said sure. I spoke with him on it with his team at ringside (for the Price fight). And then they say yes, they are up for the fight.
“First, they were going to wait. They were going to sit down and wait for the Joshua fight.”
Povetkin eventually lost to Joshua in September, leaving that clash dead in the water until the Russian wins again.
On the possibility of Breazeale, Whyte said: “You know I ain’t got no time whatsoever to fight Dominic Breazeale. He’s got a big (fleshy) body and one loss. The loss (to Joshua) is the only thing that he’s known in Britain.
“I need to know right about a fight with the big guys (Wilder, Fury, and Joshua). It’s good for me to knock those big guys out (like Chisora) in front of the local people, and the fans get excited about it. I know it’s bigger than any activity.
“If Povetkin is not dumb, then the fight is is going to be Povetkin (if not Joshua) because he’s a big guy. He looked the part, and he’s strong, and he’s tough. A very technical guy,” he concluded.
Listen to Dillian Whyte calling Povetkin a coward here:
"Povetkin's a coward." — @DillianWhyte responds to Alex Povetkin's desire to face him in April and says Povetkin once agreed to a fight before turning it down.@CommishRandyG @gerrycooney #boxing #WhyteChisora2 pic.twitter.com/16ZHQ1CWKt
— SiriusXM Boxing (@SiriusXMBoxing) December 29, 2018