Boxing News At Five | Jan 24 2020

Boxing News at Five: Povetkin and Ruiz Jnr could be next for Whyte, Tszyu and Horn negotiations hit a snag

Dillian Whyte is eyeing fights against Alexander Povetkin and Andy Ruiz Jnr this year, and Jeff Horn wants to go 10 rounds with Tim Tszyu, not 12
Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua
The shock of Andy Ruiz beating Anthony Joshua still reverberates through the sport Action Images/Reuters/Peter Cziborra

THINGS are looking up for Dillian Whyte.

Six weeks on from being cleared to box again by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), Whyte has a couple of fights lined up for 2020, both of which will do far more for his career than the 10-round ‘comeback’ he completed against Mariusz Wach on December 7.

His first fight of this year could come against Russian Alexander Povetkin, another heavyweight with some patchy history when it comes to performance-enhancing drugs, while his second fight could see Whyte go up against recently dethroned world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jnr.