By Lanre Alao (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Dillian Whyte has trimmed down five pounds for his heavyweight rematch with Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar on Saturday night.
The Brixton heavyweight tipped the scales at a lean 247lbs, but will still hold more than a one stone advantage over Povetkin as he looks to claim revenge over the hard-hitting Russian.
Whyte, who was knocked out by Povetkin last August in stunning fashion, took one last look into his opponent’s eyes on Friday as the pair faced off in another tense stare off before exchanging fist bumps.
Povetkin, meanwhile, came in four lbs heavier than he was for their first fight, and will be hoping that extra weight will be felt when he goes to war with Whyte for the second time.
Whyte, who surrendered his position as the No-1 ranked fighter with the WBC after being knocked out by Povetkin, has vowed to do whatever it takes to win their ‘Rumble on the Rock’ clash and avenge the defeat from their first encounter.