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Povetkin Puzzled Why Whyte Would Call Him A Coward

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Russian former world title challenger Alexander Povekin has questioned why contender Dillian Whyte has called him a ‘Coward’.

 

Whyte, from Brixton in London, has accused Povetkin of dodging a fight with him. Speaking to Sky Sports Whyte said: "He’s a good fighter, but also he’s a coward as well, because he agreed to fight me at ringside after the David Price fight.

 

"Then he said no, I’m not going to fight, I will sit around and wait until I get the chance to fight Anthony Joshua."

 

Responding to Whyte’s comments Povetkin took to Twitter, saying: "Why on Earth would Whyte call me a coward?

 

"I personally can’t understand. Everything is going according to a plan, I’m not going to tie up with boxing - I’m getting ready for a fight and who will be my rival doesn’t matter to me."

 

Understandably, Povetkin chose to face WBA/IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in a big money fight at Wembley Stadium in September, 2018, losing via seventh round tko.

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