Derek Chisora questions whether Dillian Whyte will have same 'violent instincts' to KO Povetkin after first fight loss

DEREK CHISORA has questioned whether Dillian Whyte is bold enough to repeat "maximum violence" tactics in his Alexander Povetkin rematch – after suffering a one-punch KO first time out.

Whyte twice floored Rusian Povetkin, 41, and was on top… until his sudden destruction in the fifth round of their August encounter.

And fellow British heavyweight Chisora believes Whyte will be in a "Catch 22" situation – caught between his instincts for explosive assertiveness and his memories of Povetkin's pulverising power.

Whyte, 32, makes his revenge bid in Gibraltar on Saturday.

And although Chisora tips the Brixton bruiser to win, he believes Whyte will be wary.

Chisora told The Ringside Toe 2 Toe podcast: "Dillian will be in a Catch 22, because first of all he talks like he's going to bring maximum violence.

"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."

Chsiora's promoter, former world champ David Haye, has already warned Whyte that Povetkin's single-blow sign-off was no fluke.

Haye previously told Sky Sports: “That left uppercut that he threw knocked out Carlos Takam, in a very even fight, in a very good toe-to-toe fight.


“It's a shot that he throws regularly. Derek was telling me when he sparred with him, he was getting hit with that shot, so it's one of his shots, and to get hit with someone's best shot isn't very lucky is it.

“The guy has got a big shot. It's like getting caught with Dillian Whyte's left hook.

"You know it's there if you can practise to go under it, if you throw your right hook to the body or not, or you can stand up and get knocked out.”

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