Boxing

Kubrat Pulev hits out at Dillian Whyte and makes Whyte-Povetkin prediction

Kubrat Pulev is hoping Alexander Povetkin can stop Dillian Whyte in their heavyweight showdown this month and revealed he plans to take on the ‘Bodysnatcher’ after his clash with Anthony Joshua.

Whyte and Povetkin headline a stacked Fight Camp card which will be the first pay-per-view boxing event in the UK amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Pulev is waiting for Eddie Hearn and Matchroom to finalise a date for his showdown with Joshua and hit out at Whyte when asked for his prediction for the British heavyweight’s fight with Povetkin.

‘It is a very interesting fight, they are both very good boxers,’ Pulev said in an interview via the Betway Insider blog.

‘Povektin was a very good amateur. We know professional boxing is different and we know Whyte is a 100 per cent professional boxer.

‘I’m 50/50 but I hope Povetkin wins because I know him personally and he’s a really good man who does not talk too much.

‘On the other hand, Dillian Whyte talks so much bullsh*t. He is always twisting things up and talking bullsh*t; talking talking, talking too much. I don’t like this.

‘I want to fight Whyte after I win with AJ, I want to fight with Dillian Whyte and I want to show him a very special KO. I promise him that.’

Pulev is the mandatory challenger to Joshua’s IBF title and has twice seen a bout with the unified champion fall through.

The Bulgarian was forced to withdraw from their 2017 clash with injury and the global health crisis then postponed their scheduled bout this summer.

Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, has suggested the fight may be held behind closed doors and Pulev revealed he had been told the contest would happen in December.

‘December 5th is what we’ve heard and I hear London is favourite to host,’ Pulev said.

‘We think London because maybe he is scared and he wants to fight there.

‘Normally we can fight anywhere in the world not only in London – but for me it’s no problem, I can fight anywhere. I’m ready, I’m hungry, and I know I am going to win.’

Original interview came via the Betway Insider blog, where you can find all the latest sporting insight and tips

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