Derek Chisora questions how Dillian Whyte wins ahead of Povetkin rematch

Whyte's rematch with Povetkin is seen as win or bust, according to the boxing fraternity.

Derek Chisora is not convinced about Dillian Whyte's plea for 'maximum violence' this weekend in Gibraltar against Alexander Povetkin.

The pair commenced battle in a highly-anticipated rematch after Whyte was on the receiving end of a vicious fifth-round knockout last August to the 41-year-old despite flooring the Russian twice in the previous round.

While the Brixton boxer promises to avenge the second loss of his career, Chisora - who fought Whyte twice and tasted defeat as many times - believes his heavyweight rival is in a predicament.

"Dillian will be in a catch 22, because first of all he talks like he's going to bring maximum violence," Chisora told the Ringside Toe2Toe Boxing Podcast.

"He will want to go violent on this guy and in the back of his mind he'll remember the knockout, and then he's going to try and play safe. I see Dillian winning it, but how he wins it, I don't know yet.

"We're in the boxing game. Sometimes you get knocked out. Sometimes you win. AJ got knocked out and guess what, after that he went to Saudi, boxed amazing, so it wasn't like he's got demons in his mind. No, it's a fight game we're in."

"Strictly business, no messing about"

David Haye - manager of Chisora - knows what it takes to bounce back having suffered a shock knockout to Carl Thompson for the IBO cruiserweight title in 2004.

Haye would rebuild his career and become a two-division world champion, which included victory over giant Nikolai Valuev for the WBA heavyweight strap.

The fighter-turned-promoter believes Whyte can gain revenge as long as he doesn't take his opponent for granted like last time.

"That slip left uppercut, he'll never forget that," Haye told Sky Sports. "He won't be getting hit with that same shot again. His coaches, his team will review what happened and everything was going great until that one shot.

David Haye believes Dillian Whyte will avenge his defeat to Alexander Povetkin
David Haye believes Dillian Whyte will avenge his defeat to Alexander Povetkin

"I'm thinking that Dillian Whyte is going to go out there and do what he should have done the first time around.

"Strictly business, no messing around, no going for a walk. No, he's going to go out there and dominate. Same way he attacked someone like Joseph Parker, where he went out there, showed him no respect and really put the heat on him.

"That's what I believe is the easiest way for Dillian Whyte to get a solid victory against Povetkin. He needs it. A points decision victory isn't really good enough. He's got to go out there and completely, utterly dominate.

"He put him down a couple of times in their first fight. He's got to put him out this time."

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