Whyte knocks out Povetkin in rematch
28/03/2021 | sport | boxing | 356
Dillian Whyte produces a fine display to stop Alexander Povetkin in their rematch in Gibraltar.
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28/03/2021 00:18:01 8 4
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Fantastic performance from Whyte, really hope he gets his title shot sooner rather than later
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28/03/2021 10:55:04 2 2
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Nothing fantastic about beating a man 9 years older who was comparatively recently hospitalised with Covid.
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28/03/2021 00:19:00 102 26
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Hardly sensational. Povetkin looked ready to go from the first second.

At 41 and with a bad case of Covid which hospitalised him, he was never going to be competitive. Fair play to Whyte though, he can now move on to bigger things.
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28/03/2021 05:45:36 23 9
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Thats right, either way, job done by whyte who is a very good fighter and definitely deserves a shot at the title.

Having said that, promoters made up a belt and gave him a title last night anyway lol
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28/03/2021 07:24:14 6 0
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Couldn’t agree more - he looked all over the place coming out and then wobbling all over without getting hit. Whyte needed the win though and got it.
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28/03/2021 09:27:23 2 3
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If you watched the first fight, Povetkin looked just as bad from the start in that one too, just he found an uppercut in the 5th.
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28/03/2021 11:06:26 1 2
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" Povetkin looked ready to go from the first second." Did you watch the fight???! He looked drugged walking in and staggering without being hit in the first! Your bonkers son.
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28/03/2021 00:20:42 4 2
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Love to see him come out swinging like that against any of the big three. Anything could happen.
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28/03/2021 06:42:29 0 0
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Big three? I count two .... do you mean Wilder?
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28/03/2021 00:20:43 5 7
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Fantastic performance almost punch perfect, put whyte with ANY hw and I wouldn't back against him, surprises me every single time, the improvements over the years are incredible
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28/03/2021 00:20:52 6 7
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What a win and what a punch by Dillian Whyte. Next stop is Deontay Wilder for the chance to be mandatory to Fury Joshua
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28/03/2021 00:21:15 6 9
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beat a 41 year old lol sure the gypsy king is quaking in his boots. ??????
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28/03/2021 01:05:06 2 3
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'Gypsy king' ?????
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28/03/2021 01:14:00 0 3
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41 yo not fully recovered from covid
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28/03/2021 00:22:12 43 10
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I would say I'd like to see Whyte fight Wilder next but there is no chance that'll happen.

You see, Wilder only fights journeymen, Old men or fighters that have been out the ring for 3 years and put on about 9 stone. When he takes a fight against someone not in one of the above categories, he gets smashed to pieces.
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28/03/2021 00:25:28 31 33
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I'm not his biggest fan but you realise Wilder has only lost once?
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28/03/2021 08:26:09 5 3
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I think you are underrating the qualities wilder does poses. His power can settle any fight with one blow. He struggles with elusive fighters like fury ( who was almost stopped in their first fight). Whyte is not an elusive fighter by any stretch of the imagination. I would put money on wilder being able to land at least once on the chin of Whyte and that would be all it would take.
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28/03/2021 09:30:38 2 0
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Wilder will be keen to fight Povetkin now - old, coming off the back of a loss, and recently suffered from Covid.
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28/03/2021 11:08:36 1 1
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What - Tyson Fury, the best heavyweight in the world. A journeyman.??
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28/03/2021 00:23:10 69 32
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Not sure if I've had too much wine but I did not see the emphatic performance the press describe. I saw an unfit wreckless slugger take out a distinctly past it old bloke. Whyte would have been timed and knocked out if Povetkin wasn't so far gone.

As a big fan of British boxing I hope I'm wrong but can't help but feel Whyte future opponents will be licking their lips...
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28/03/2021 01:13:24 45 12
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A past it bloke with long covid. I've had covid and I know what it does to you. He should not have been fighting that soon.
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28/03/2021 05:41:23 2 1
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That doesn’t say much for the rest of the boxers out there as he was still ranked high. Whyte was smashing him the first fight but got caught out with a good punch. Is there a decent fighter out there that hasn’t been caught
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28/03/2021 00:24:29 80 9
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Well done Dillian. Now let's set up a fight against the bronze bomber, let's see what excuses he would come up with.
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28/03/2021 00:30:59 63 18
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Don’t think Wilder wants that smoke. Whyte would batter Wilder.
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28/03/2021 06:38:46 1 0
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He's the biggest fraud going
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28/03/2021 07:15:00 7 1
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As much as I would be cheering for Whyte, I can't help but think that Whyte v Wilder would go the same way as Whyte v Povetkin 1 - Whyte dominates but then gets caught by a haymaker. Plenty of Wilder's fights have gone that way, and he can take punch to be fair to him, so he could probably weather a 'Wylde storm' for a few rounds before landing his usual sucker-punch.
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28/03/2021 08:30:00 9 0
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He's already used the ring walk outfit as an excuse ... maybe Wilder should ask David Haye for some ... #BigToe
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28/03/2021 00:24:42 8 4
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Back in the frame!
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28/03/2021 00:22:12 43 10
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I would say I'd like to see Whyte fight Wilder next but there is no chance that'll happen.

You see, Wilder only fights journeymen, Old men or fighters that have been out the ring for 3 years and put on about 9 stone. When he takes a fight against someone not in one of the above categories, he gets smashed to pieces.
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28/03/2021 00:25:28 31 33
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I'm not his biggest fan but you realise Wilder has only lost once?
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28/03/2021 00:34:09 31 2
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he's also only fought 3 actual boxers. the rest are potatoes.
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28/03/2021 00:36:31 14 2
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Pretty much for the reason stated in the original post Fury is the only decent fighter wilder has fought against and he was smashed
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28/03/2021 00:37:00 21 3
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Look at the list of fighters he's faced. Tell me if you see names like Joshua, Klitschko, Parker, Povetkin or Ruiz. I can't take Wilder seriously until he wins a big fight.
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28/03/2021 00:49:02 1 2
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See original post......????????
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28/03/2021 06:40:49 5 2
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And what were his top three wins that don't include a geriatric Cuban on blood pressure medication?
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28/03/2021 15:59:29 2 0
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wilder is a disgrace to boxing ' only lost once because he fights bums ' look what happened when he fought someone half decent ' and as for fury ' just read on google that john fury doubts that the aj fight will ever happen ' ive said it all along fury wont ever fight aj because he knows he wont win ' its now clearly obvious to the whole world ' tyson doesn't want it and never will chubby fakefury
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28/03/2021 00:26:33 3 16
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He would beat AJ
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28/03/2021 00:34:00 7 1
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Just like he did last time
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28/03/2021 00:35:16 2 0
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Just they fought before and AJ won
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28/03/2021 00:37:05 0 1
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Pritchard - yes
Joshua - no chance
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28/03/2021 00:28:40 4 12
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Well done man. Would love him to fight glass jaw joshua and give him a beat down.
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28/03/2021 00:32:57 9 1
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Are you just forgetting that AJ knocked him out a little over 5 years ago?
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28/03/2021 00:33:40 2 1
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I'm not a joshua fan but this comment is silly. Since whyte has been knocked out by joshua already and povetkin also knocked him out last time, what does that say about whytes chin?
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28/03/2021 00:33:57 1 1
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Get real man. He beat a 41 year old has been who was recently hospitalised by covid - Whyte would get humiliated by Joshua, and probably even windmill Wilder
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28/03/2021 01:12:11 1 0
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Joshua may have a glass jaw, but he'd destroy him.
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28/03/2021 00:30:12 77 19
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Nobody mentioning the slight coincidence of Povetkin having been hospitalised late 2020 with covid, his team saying they realised at the start of the camp in January that he wasn't at all recovered, and the fact that in round 1 he was virtually ice-skating all over the ring from lack of balance when Whyte's shots only glanced past his head. It's a hollow victory, Whyte has 0 chance with Fury/AJ
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28/03/2021 09:02:40 6 2
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Plenty of people have "mentioned" that Povetkin has had covid, if he was nt fit for ANY reason then he shouldn't have fought. Don't use it as an excuse afterwards.
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jn
28/03/2021 09:12:42 7 0
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Whether he has zero chance or not he deserves it. Number one contender for how many years?
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28/03/2021 09:31:03 5 1
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him having Covid is just an excuse people are using to belittle Whytes achievement, if you watched the first fight Povetkin was schooled just as bad in that one by getting wobbled with every punch, just Povetkin found one big shot in the 5th.
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28/03/2021 09:38:16 1 0
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He has a chance against anybody. His left hook is as good as any out there and hes a true warrior. I'm not his biggest fan, but none of the other guys will want him . He has a chance. He made a mistake in the first fight and paid dearly for it , but until that point he had done a job on Povetkin that nobody else had.
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28/03/2021 10:10:53 5 1
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I hate excuses, don't take away the shine from White's victory. If Povetkin wasn't 100% fit, they should've called off the match.
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28/03/2021 00:24:29 80 9
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Well done Dillian. Now let's set up a fight against the bronze bomber, let's see what excuses he would come up with.
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28/03/2021 00:30:59 63 18
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Don’t think Wilder wants that smoke. Whyte would batter Wilder.
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28/03/2021 00:39:00 6 8
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Wilder bum bummed bummy squad train has left to never return. The guy is a fraud, a one trick pony who has been found out. He wouldn’t touch Whyte with a barge pole, like he did when he was mandatory.

Jab lunge right hand. That’s all he has. Lewis, Holyfield and co would’ve taken his head off coming in.

AJ? Believe he has a live chance, and some
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28/03/2021 05:40:08 7 30
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...and then you woke up. wilder KO's whyte, and early.
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28/03/2021 11:03:14 0 2
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Why would Whyte batter Wilder.??
Just because Tyson Fury was the only fighter prepared to take Wilder on and beat him. Joshua hid from Wilder for 2 years, as did other fighters. So Fury batters Wilder - then you have the previous fighters who were running scared of Wilder - now wanting to fight him. Wilder would still knock Whyte out.
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28/03/2021 00:28:40 4 12
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Well done man. Would love him to fight glass jaw joshua and give him a beat down.
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28/03/2021 00:32:57 9 1
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Are you just forgetting that AJ knocked him out a little over 5 years ago?
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28/03/2021 00:43:12 1 1
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He's just another stupid troll
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28/03/2021 00:28:40 4 12
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Well done man. Would love him to fight glass jaw joshua and give him a beat down.
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28/03/2021 00:33:40 2 1
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I'm not a joshua fan but this comment is silly. Since whyte has been knocked out by joshua already and povetkin also knocked him out last time, what does that say about whytes chin?
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28/03/2021 00:28:40 4 12
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Well done man. Would love him to fight glass jaw joshua and give him a beat down.
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28/03/2021 00:33:57 1 1
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Get real man. He beat a 41 year old has been who was recently hospitalised by covid - Whyte would get humiliated by Joshua, and probably even windmill Wilder
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28/03/2021 00:26:33 3 16
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He would beat AJ
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28/03/2021 00:34:00 7 1
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Just like he did last time
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28/03/2021 01:11:01 0 2
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Just like he beat Povetkin last time?

Grow up matti!
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28/03/2021 00:25:28 31 33
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I'm not his biggest fan but you realise Wilder has only lost once?
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28/03/2021 00:34:09 31 2
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he's also only fought 3 actual boxers. the rest are potatoes.
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28/03/2021 11:10:36 1 1
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See the Anti Fury Brigade out here and pro AJ - still jealous and envious of how far and great Tyson Fury has gone.
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28/03/2021 00:26:33 3 16
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He would beat AJ
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28/03/2021 00:35:16 2 0
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Just they fought before and AJ won
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28/03/2021 00:36:11 18 9
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Without question, a fantastic performance from Whyte. Povetkin sadly was completely off the pace, expected better from him.
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28/03/2021 01:11:31 18 7
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He had covid. Fighting far too soon. Not ready.
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28/03/2021 09:37:32 1 1
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He was getting battered in the first fight too. The guy is way past his best now. Not sure why you were expecting better.
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28/03/2021 00:36:11 6 4
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Great stuff and great undercard. Money well spent tonight!
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28/03/2021 00:25:28 31 33
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I'm not his biggest fan but you realise Wilder has only lost once?
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28/03/2021 00:36:31 14 2
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Pretty much for the reason stated in the original post Fury is the only decent fighter wilder has fought against and he was smashed
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28/03/2021 06:58:08 0 3
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Not the first time he wasn’t
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28/03/2021 00:25:28 31 33
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I'm not his biggest fan but you realise Wilder has only lost once?
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28/03/2021 00:37:00 21 3
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Look at the list of fighters he's faced. Tell me if you see names like Joshua, Klitschko, Parker, Povetkin or Ruiz. I can't take Wilder seriously until he wins a big fight.
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28/03/2021 00:26:33 3 16
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He would beat AJ
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28/03/2021 00:37:05 0 1
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Pritchard - yes
Joshua - no chance
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28/03/2021 00:37:30 9 4
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Devastating display by Dillian tonight. The man really has no fear and is always ready to face anyone in the ring. Deserves his chance at the world title shot against either AJ or Fury if that fight ever does go ahead.
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28/03/2021 00:30:59 63 18
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Don’t think Wilder wants that smoke. Whyte would batter Wilder.
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28/03/2021 00:39:00 6 8
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Wilder bum bummed bummy squad train has left to never return. The guy is a fraud, a one trick pony who has been found out. He wouldn’t touch Whyte with a barge pole, like he did when he was mandatory.

Jab lunge right hand. That’s all he has. Lewis, Holyfield and co would’ve taken his head off coming in.

AJ? Believe he has a live chance, and some
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28/03/2021 00:30:12 77 19
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Nobody mentioning the slight coincidence of Povetkin having been hospitalised late 2020 with covid, his team saying they realised at the start of the camp in January that he wasn't at all recovered, and the fact that in round 1 he was virtually ice-skating all over the ring from lack of balance when Whyte's shots only glanced past his head. It's a hollow victory, Whyte has 0 chance with Fury/AJ
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28/03/2021 00:42:38 10 2
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Good display hopefully he continues taking risks and pushing for a title shot rather than being wrapped in cotton wool like some boxers..wilder would be a great scalp on his record
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28/03/2021 00:32:57 9 1
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Are you just forgetting that AJ knocked him out a little over 5 years ago?
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Abi
28/03/2021 00:43:12 1 1
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He's just another stupid troll
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Jol
28/03/2021 00:43:23 2 4
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Eddie Hearn must have realised the brown envelope was a bit light, in the 1st fight, and upped the anti this time around.......
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28/03/2021 00:45:00 2 12
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Interesting development. Frustratingly, if there was true integrity and a genuine desire for real, open and meaningful competition, amongst the managers and promoters, then Tyson Fury would be the undisputed champion and already hold every single belt in the division.
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28/03/2021 01:05:47 1 3
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U wot m8?
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28/03/2021 09:05:11 1 0
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Not biased at all then?
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Gus
28/03/2021 00:45:10 4 5
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Sorry Alexander Povetkin could barely walk into the ring, took a few punches in the 1st round and he was gone. Something clearly wasnt right, he could barely stand. Slipping all over the place. Tribute to Marvin Hagler? your at it.
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28/03/2021 01:10:45 1 3
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Covid
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28/03/2021 00:45:22 4 6
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Whyte won a below average boxing match against Povetkin who was not the same fighter like he was in their first match.
Whyte can probably fight Usyk next because Joshua & Fury will be busy fighting each other twice whereas Wilder shows no appetite to fight.
Heavyweight boxing is rather poor at the moment with only a few average fighters.
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28/03/2021 00:56:16 2 6
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Yet you feel the need to comment on it, how dull must your life be if you take the time to comment on something you have no interest in?
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28/03/2021 00:47:35 27 2
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Wilder V Whyte will be a monster!

No excuses now Deontay.....
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28/03/2021 00:25:28 31 33
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I'm not his biggest fan but you realise Wilder has only lost once?
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28/03/2021 00:49:02 1 2
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See original post......????????
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28/03/2021 00:55:37 5 5
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There should be another fight between Whyte and Povetkin, but it should be held only when Povetkin is fully fit. Something was clearly wrong with Povetkin.
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28/03/2021 01:10:18 5 4
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Yes - covid. I had it March last year. I was not recovered for about 4 months, and in that time lost most of my fitness. Year later, I still fatigue easily. Go figure.
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28/03/2021 00:45:22 4 6
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Whyte won a below average boxing match against Povetkin who was not the same fighter like he was in their first match.
Whyte can probably fight Usyk next because Joshua & Fury will be busy fighting each other twice whereas Wilder shows no appetite to fight.
Heavyweight boxing is rather poor at the moment with only a few average fighters.
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28/03/2021 00:56:16 2 6
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Yet you feel the need to comment on it, how dull must your life be if you take the time to comment on something you have no interest in?
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28/03/2021 08:42:14 2 0
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You misunderstood me Andy. I watched the fight and then commented on it. The fight and fighters were not what I expected them to be.
Whyte was ok and Povetkin was obviously carrying an illness/condition.
I hope you try hard not to misconstrue everything you come across.
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28/03/2021 00:57:41 2 3
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That should be the last time Povetkin appears in a boxing ring. Clearly past it, he could suffer serious damage at the hands of any competent heavyweight boxr.
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28/03/2021 00:57:57 6 5
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Again, a sports article the only one with a HYS that's open, with more important things to discuss. The bbc not exactly letting people having their say on issues again.
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28/03/2021 01:01:36 6 4
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There are hundreds of other forums for you to express your views.
Go and use them.
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28/03/2021 02:07:11 2 4
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The easiest thing to find is fault.
If BBC ain't no more up to scratch with you to make your voice heard, do yourself a favour: seek other outlets. Good luck, Pal!
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28/03/2021 06:41:07 4 1
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Well this is a boxing HYS, which are pretty rare too, & out of respect to the fee paying boxing fans it's nice to stay on topic. You can always complain to the BBC direct instead
Really having an HYS on 'more important things' is of little consequence anyway. I've never read a HYS comment that starts "You're right, you've opened my eyes to the truth"
Plenty of online echo chambers available too
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28/03/2021 00:58:04 42 4
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Good win for Whyte but Povetkin didn't look right, suffering from long Covid perhaps?
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28/03/2021 01:26:04 32 0
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Yeah, didn't look right at all - balance seemed all off and his legs just weren't with him...

Still, I guess he could've pulled out if he didn't feel right... ...and taking nothing away from Whyte - you can only beat what's put in front of you - just a shame that it didn't have the quality of the first really
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28/03/2021 05:38:19 4 2
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On an unrelated note, it may not be safe to dope if your lungs have been scarred by COVID.
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28/03/2021 09:32:37 0 0
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Covid or not I think the guy was still going to lose. He's old and showed that age in the first fight, but for that one punch. Don't think he'd have had it in him to repeat that again.
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28/03/2021 01:01:25 15 2
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I never thought I would see the day when two British boxers would hold the heavyweight titles and the next contender would also be British.
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28/03/2021 01:36:10 3 15
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The "next contender" is American.
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28/03/2021 05:55:29 2 1
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Wasn’t it that way 14 months ago when fury won.
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28/03/2021 00:57:57 6 5
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Again, a sports article the only one with a HYS that's open, with more important things to discuss. The bbc not exactly letting people having their say on issues again.
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28/03/2021 01:01:36 6 4
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There are hundreds of other forums for you to express your views.
Go and use them.
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28/03/2021 01:36:53 6 4
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HYS, stands for, have your say, doesn't it? I pay my fee.
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28/03/2021 01:05:06 2 2
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We can,t really take much from that result, other than it keeps Whyte in the frame for a title shot...but with the belt holders & Edward trying to tie up a double deal, Whyte will be fighting again before he sees either if those 2. With Usyk & Joyce showing well i suspect the next moves could be either eliminators or an org taking the chance to free a belt up.
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28/03/2021 00:21:15 6 9
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beat a 41 year old lol sure the gypsy king is quaking in his boots. ??????
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28/03/2021 01:05:06 2 3
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'Gypsy king' ?????
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28/03/2021 00:45:00 2 12
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Interesting development. Frustratingly, if there was true integrity and a genuine desire for real, open and meaningful competition, amongst the managers and promoters, then Tyson Fury would be the undisputed champion and already hold every single belt in the division.
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28/03/2021 01:05:47 1 3
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U wot m8?
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28/03/2021 01:06:32 1 1
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Watching boxing with extra sound due to covid is a scary reality!
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28/03/2021 01:08:16 0 3
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Wardley took big hits without getting hurt. He's unpolished but definitely a prospect. Couple of good fights tonight.
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28/03/2021 01:10:20 2 1
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Yeah, the Cheeseman - Metcalf fight was class
41 year old who recently had covid? Let's keep this in perspective, ffs Removed
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28/03/2021 06:51:32 24 11
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No he was sensational .... the headline says so!!!! I didn’t watch ... £19.95 to watch. I wouldn’t have gone live for that.
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28/03/2021 06:57:02 4 2
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At end of last year. Nearly 4 months ago
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Jon
28/03/2021 07:40:06 12 1
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And they let him fight? Speaks volumes about this money-driven sport
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28/03/2021 08:17:54 6 4
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Fight should have been cancelled, but as usual in this corrupt sport money talks.
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Zak
28/03/2021 08:29:20 3 3
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What u chatting about?
Whyte battered him last time, only lost to a 1’great shot which can happen to anyone.
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28/03/2021 09:37:06 2 3
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He passed all medicals, btw if you watched the first fight Whyte was just as dominant and hurt Povetkin even more often than in the rematch, only difference was Whyte did not not let him off the hook when he hurt him this time
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28/03/2021 10:53:26 0 0
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Povetkin unsteady on his feet walking into ring. If you've had Covid-19, you are unfit. It stays in you. Whyte a sitting duck for a more alert fighter. Fighting a old unfit Pivetkin.
The same when Joshua beat Ruiz in the 2nd fight - Ruiz was so overweight and out of condition. Ruiz must have been eating 10 Pizza's a day since he beat Joshua in that 1st fight. The hype about Whyte.??
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28/03/2021 01:09:01 11 7
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I have to admit to being wrong on this one. I didn’t see Whyte coming straight back after such a knockout. Well done to Whyte. Proved me wrong and respect to what you’ve achieved tonight. ??????
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28/03/2021 01:09:33 5 10
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Boring fight. Theres no great fighters anymore .
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28/03/2021 01:09:50 6 3
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Excellent performance and comeback from Whyte. This now opens up options for him going forward. I believe over the the years Whyte has become a solid all round fighter deserving of a world title shot. At the same time we have to look at reality and that is Povetkin, although dangerous as he is a warrior, this version of him was an old man at the end of his career. Would love to see him woop wilder
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28/03/2021 01:09:50 3 5
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Congratz to Whyte on winning but the performance wasn't great. The first round in particular he was loading up far too much, over-extending on his punches and leaving himself open to counters. Just bizarre tactics after the first fight. He's going to need to fight much smarter, setting things up properly, against better opposition. Povetkin looked totally shot tonight though so he got away with it
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28/03/2021 00:55:37 5 5
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There should be another fight between Whyte and Povetkin, but it should be held only when Povetkin is fully fit. Something was clearly wrong with Povetkin.
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28/03/2021 01:10:18 5 4
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Yes - covid. I had it March last year. I was not recovered for about 4 months, and in that time lost most of my fitness. Year later, I still fatigue easily. Go figure.
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28/03/2021 01:19:29 3 5
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Totally agree, i had Covid too back in October, i'm aegular runner and yet my legs still feel weak and feel alot more fatigue after exercise. It's not been that long since Povetkin was in hospital with Covid, it has to had an affect on his body and you could see it clearly tonight.
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28/03/2021 01:08:16 0 3
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Wardley took big hits without getting hurt. He's unpolished but definitely a prospect. Couple of good fights tonight.
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28/03/2021 01:10:20 2 1
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Yeah, the Cheeseman - Metcalf fight was class
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28/03/2021 01:10:29 3 10
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I would nt pay 10 p to watch these has been bums.
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28/03/2021 01:13:51 1 2
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You'd have to pay lots more for anyone to watch a 'current bum' (™mrjones) like you.
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28/03/2021 01:14:35 0 1
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Yet here you are commenting...
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28/03/2021 02:43:17 0 0
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Stop trying so hard for me attention
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28/03/2021 02:50:56 0 0
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So you keep saying. Give it a rest
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28/03/2021 00:45:10 4 5
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Sorry Alexander Povetkin could barely walk into the ring, took a few punches in the 1st round and he was gone. Something clearly wasnt right, he could barely stand. Slipping all over the place. Tribute to Marvin Hagler? your at it.
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28/03/2021 01:10:45 1 3
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Covid
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28/03/2021 00:34:00 7 1
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Just like he did last time
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28/03/2021 01:11:01 0 2
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Just like he beat Povetkin last time?

Grow up matti!
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28/03/2021 11:40:23 0 0
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Let's be serious here that wasnt the same povetkin as the first fight, he was falling over in round 1 from punches that wasnt even landing. Last night showed us nothing
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28/03/2021 00:36:11 18 9
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Without question, a fantastic performance from Whyte. Povetkin sadly was completely off the pace, expected better from him.
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28/03/2021 01:11:31 18 7
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He had covid. Fighting far too soon. Not ready.
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28/03/2021 05:44:10 1 6
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So you no his medical history and that he wasn’t fit or just your opinion
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28/03/2021 00:28:40 4 12
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Well done man. Would love him to fight glass jaw joshua and give him a beat down.
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28/03/2021 01:12:11 1 0
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Joshua may have a glass jaw, but he'd destroy him.
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28/03/2021 00:23:10 69 32
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Not sure if I've had too much wine but I did not see the emphatic performance the press describe. I saw an unfit wreckless slugger take out a distinctly past it old bloke. Whyte would have been timed and knocked out if Povetkin wasn't so far gone.

As a big fan of British boxing I hope I'm wrong but can't help but feel Whyte future opponents will be licking their lips...
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28/03/2021 01:13:24 45 12
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A past it bloke with long covid. I've had covid and I know what it does to you. He should not have been fighting that soon.
Luckily he does loads of PEDs to cancel out the covid. Removed
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28/03/2021 07:05:23 9 4
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Others have had Covid and said they didn't even know they had it. So your point is moot. At the end of the day he wouldn't have fought if he didn't feel ready to fight.
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28/03/2021 14:08:55 0 0
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I've had long covid and you couldn't get through a training camp with it.
I'm an ex boxer. Let me tell you, if he was that unwell he shouldn't have fought.
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28/03/2021 01:10:29 3 10
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I would nt pay 10 p to watch these has been bums.
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28/03/2021 01:13:51 1 2
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You'd have to pay lots more for anyone to watch a 'current bum' (™mrjones) like you.
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28/03/2021 00:21:15 6 9
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beat a 41 year old lol sure the gypsy king is quaking in his boots. ??????
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28/03/2021 01:14:00 0 3
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41 yo not fully recovered from covid
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28/03/2021 01:10:29 3 10
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I would nt pay 10 p to watch these has been bums.
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28/03/2021 01:14:35 0 1
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Yet here you are commenting...
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28/03/2021 01:15:18 45 7
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Povetkin should've retired after the first fight the guy has nothing to fight for anymore and deserved to end on a high he's had a great career but is too old now. Tony Bellew is also a clown ?? who needs to calm down Povetkin is past it it's 1/1 Whyte is not amongst the best because he was the fastest to KO him, AJ fought a much younger and sharper AP and Wlad fought a prime AP no comparison...
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28/03/2021 08:43:06 19 0
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He fought for a retirement purse - and why not ?
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28/03/2021 01:13:24 45 12
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A past it bloke with long covid. I've had covid and I know what it does to you. He should not have been fighting that soon.
Luckily he does loads of PEDs to cancel out the covid. Removed
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28/03/2021 06:39:23 2 3
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No he doesn't, he was cleared of any wrongdoing.
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28/03/2021 01:10:18 5 4
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Yes - covid. I had it March last year. I was not recovered for about 4 months, and in that time lost most of my fitness. Year later, I still fatigue easily. Go figure.
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28/03/2021 01:19:29 3 5
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Totally agree, i had Covid too back in October, i'm aegular runner and yet my legs still feel weak and feel alot more fatigue after exercise. It's not been that long since Povetkin was in hospital with Covid, it has to had an affect on his body and you could see it clearly tonight.
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28/03/2021 02:00:21 3 6
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What a load of rubbish, I had covid in January, took me 2 days to recover. Stop being drama Queens
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28/03/2021 01:20:41 4 14
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Tyson Fury is going to breeze the scene for a good while if he stays on the ball.

I think Fury is underestimated because all around him are overestimated in the division.

Fury is actually one of the true heavyweight greats. Not his fault he is surrounded by chumps.
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28/03/2021 04:16:47 1 2
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If you REALLY think that "Fury is actually one of the true heavyweight greats." - then you haven't seem those that really were.
Those around now are mostly moderate, as you say, Whyte is just an honest trier, he struggled against the very limited Chisora. If Fury was any sort of 'great' he wouldn't have been meeting the #7 or #8 rated heavy in Germany, & a Swede round about #50 in the world.
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28/03/2021 01:22:19 34 6
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I found it strange Whyte wanting to fight povetkin for a 3rd time in his interview. Don't see the point or purpose of that when he should be looking forward towards fighting contenders and title shots, not fighting 41 year olds past his sell by date !

Wilder, Joyce, Usyk, Dubois and Andy Ruiz are all possibilities.
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28/03/2021 01:42:49 5 28
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It’s a draw,1-1, has to be a third fight
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28/03/2021 05:43:22 1 1
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Maybe because povetkin might have said that after and Whyte was just obliging. He should’ve been given a title fight already but had been over looked even though fighting what’s there. Unlike some
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28/03/2021 08:51:06 1 1
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You must really dislike Dubois if you want him in the ring with Whyte.
Wilder, Joyce, Ruiz - all good fights. Usyk? Not so much.
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28/03/2021 00:58:04 42 4
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Good win for Whyte but Povetkin didn't look right, suffering from long Covid perhaps?
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28/03/2021 01:26:04 32 0
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Yeah, didn't look right at all - balance seemed all off and his legs just weren't with him...

Still, I guess he could've pulled out if he didn't feel right... ...and taking nothing away from Whyte - you can only beat what's put in front of you - just a shame that it didn't have the quality of the first really
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28/03/2021 01:33:36 2 8
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So much negativity.

He had to take the rematch, as for what's next, aj is going to be busy beating fury and will likely dodge Whyte, so he's gonna have to fight the loud mouth in America, kick his backside then fight for a vacant title that aj will leave after he retires in two fights time
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28/03/2021 01:37:26 1 1
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Been on the strong stuff pal?
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28/03/2021 01:01:25 15 2
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I never thought I would see the day when two British boxers would hold the heavyweight titles and the next contender would also be British.
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28/03/2021 01:36:10 3 15
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The "next contender" is American.
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28/03/2021 05:41:13 6 0
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If you're talking about Wilder or Ruiz Jr. don't make me laugh. Ruiz is an excellent boxer but is behind Whyte in the queue. Wilder is a bum who's only fought bums besides Fury.
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28/03/2021 01:01:36 6 4
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There are hundreds of other forums for you to express your views.
Go and use them.
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28/03/2021 01:36:53 6 4
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HYS, stands for, have your say, doesn't it? I pay my fee.
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28/03/2021 01:33:36 2 8
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So much negativity.

He had to take the rematch, as for what's next, aj is going to be busy beating fury and will likely dodge Whyte, so he's gonna have to fight the loud mouth in America, kick his backside then fight for a vacant title that aj will leave after he retires in two fights time
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28/03/2021 01:37:26 1 1
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Been on the strong stuff pal?
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28/03/2021 01:38:20 4 14
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Both has been bums. Would nt pay 10 p for this fight. Never mind ppv
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28/03/2021 02:03:19 14 0
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You go in the ring with them and show these bums up then
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28/03/2021 03:13:03 2 0
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What a stupid thing to say. Both of these have provided top notch entertainment over the years and neither have dodged anyone. Top class boxers.
Why oh why would you bother typing such tripe and make yourself look so ignorant?
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28/03/2021 01:38:31 3 1
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Whyte found success tonight with discipline and a bit of patience - 2 elements he often seemed to fall short on. He got the potent combination of accuracy, timing and power right and kept to a basic combo of jab and right cross to soften Povetkin up. The finish was solid but in part due to an opponent who'd had his golden years and is better off hanging up his gloves. Whyte vs Michael Hunter next
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28/03/2021 01:22:19 34 6
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I found it strange Whyte wanting to fight povetkin for a 3rd time in his interview. Don't see the point or purpose of that when he should be looking forward towards fighting contenders and title shots, not fighting 41 year olds past his sell by date !

Wilder, Joyce, Usyk, Dubois and Andy Ruiz are all possibilities.
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28/03/2021 01:42:49 5 28
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It’s a draw,1-1, has to be a third fight
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28/03/2021 11:03:27 2 0
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I assume you're writing that from the boarding school dorm?
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28/03/2021 01:19:29 3 5
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Totally agree, i had Covid too back in October, i'm aegular runner and yet my legs still feel weak and feel alot more fatigue after exercise. It's not been that long since Povetkin was in hospital with Covid, it has to had an affect on his body and you could see it clearly tonight.
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28/03/2021 02:00:21 3 6
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What a load of rubbish, I had covid in January, took me 2 days to recover. Stop being drama Queens
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28/03/2021 01:10:18 5 4
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Yes - covid. I had it March last year. I was not recovered for about 4 months, and in that time lost most of my fitness. Year later, I still fatigue easily. Go figure.
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28/03/2021 02:24:58 3 0
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Looks like we've found a warrior!
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28/03/2021 02:01:47 3 2
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Only one fight in this division to care about...AJ v Fury. Fighters in their prime
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28/03/2021 01:38:20 4 14
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Both has been bums. Would nt pay 10 p for this fight. Never mind ppv
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28/03/2021 02:03:19 14 0
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You go in the ring with them and show these bums up then
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28/03/2021 00:57:57 6 5
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Again, a sports article the only one with a HYS that's open, with more important things to discuss. The bbc not exactly letting people having their say on issues again.
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28/03/2021 02:07:11 2 4
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The easiest thing to find is fault.
If BBC ain't no more up to scratch with you to make your voice heard, do yourself a favour: seek other outlets. Good luck, Pal!
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28/03/2021 02:39:58 6 3
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He has every right to complain its a public funded organization that seems to pick and chose what HYS they want to open the BBC has never seen eye to eye with the public that funds it for good reason as it has lost its impartiality and there fore dare not open HYS on such delicate issues.
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28/03/2021 02:10:59 1 4
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Well Tyson, do you fancy a dance with Dillian?
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28/03/2021 02:24:58 3 0
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Looks like we've found a warrior!
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28/03/2021 02:34:48 3 2
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Good win and a brave one , He knew Povetkin could hurt him but took the fight to prove to himself that he can still compete at that level.
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28/03/2021 02:07:11 2 4
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The easiest thing to find is fault.
If BBC ain't no more up to scratch with you to make your voice heard, do yourself a favour: seek other outlets. Good luck, Pal!
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28/03/2021 02:39:58 6 3
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He has every right to complain its a public funded organization that seems to pick and chose what HYS they want to open the BBC has never seen eye to eye with the public that funds it for good reason as it has lost its impartiality and there fore dare not open HYS on such delicate issues.
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28/03/2021 01:10:29 3 10
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I would nt pay 10 p to watch these has been bums.
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28/03/2021 02:43:17 0 0
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Stop trying so hard for me attention
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28/03/2021 02:47:44 8 1
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Great thing about Whyte is he'll not back away from making a fight happen.

If Joshua and Fury are going to be tied up with each other for a while then there's an ongoing battle for who's next. Anyone who's in that mix could end up fighting Whyte next, and there wouldn't be an overwhelming favourite either way.
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28/03/2021 02:50:46 15 0
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Good win, I don't think he has much to offer for AJ or Fury though. But he has to get a shot eventually.
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28/03/2021 01:10:29 3 10
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I would nt pay 10 p to watch these has been bums.
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28/03/2021 02:50:56 0 0
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So you keep saying. Give it a rest
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28/03/2021 03:12:23 0 6
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Povetkin vs Whyte trilogy in the making?
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28/03/2021 01:38:20 4 14
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Both has been bums. Would nt pay 10 p for this fight. Never mind ppv
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28/03/2021 03:13:03 2 0
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What a stupid thing to say. Both of these have provided top notch entertainment over the years and neither have dodged anyone. Top class boxers.
Why oh why would you bother typing such tripe and make yourself look so ignorant?
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28/03/2021 03:37:39 1 1
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Super win..didn't think he would do it, but glad he did. Wilder next because as sure as sugar, Whyte won't fight for the world title until at least October 2022..so he may as well keep busy. Wilder, Joyce and Dubois will be good pay days..if he gets past all three he will definitely get a title fight.....which, he won't win.
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28/03/2021 03:43:19 8 1
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Whyte v Wilder. Now there's a thought.
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28/03/2021 03:50:06 8 3
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So happy for this guy, he is so likeable it's unreal.
What a clutch performance by the big man.
Kudos Dillian!
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28/03/2021 06:39:09 2 0
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Congratulations on being a pathetic racist.
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28/03/2021 08:15:22 1 0
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C’mon moderator. Borderline comments get removed like lightning yet a blatant racist remark stays on for hours?
I see which one is white
But which one is Whyte
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