Boxing News At Five | Feb 10 2020

Boxing News at Five: Whyte says Povetkin is a better opponent than Ruiz, Saunders happy to go to Mexico to fight Canelo

Dillian Whyte wants to fight Alexander Povetkin rather than Andy Ruiz Jnr, and Billy Joe Saunders is getting bored waiting for Canelo Alvarez
Alexander Povetkin
Anthony Joshua & Alexander Povetkin Press Conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

DILLIAN WHYTE fully expects to face Alexander Povetkin the next time he sets foot in a boxing ring and insists the Russian is a better opponent than Andy Ruiz Jnr, the former world heavyweight champion with whom Whyte has also been linked in recent weeks.

Both Whyte and Povetkin have a chequered history when it comes to performance-enhancing drugs yet their form of late has been decent enough. White has won 11 in a row since losing to Anthony Joshua back in 2015, while Povetkin has only ever lost to Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko and boasts wins on UK soil against both Hughie Fury and David Price.

Given this familiarity with UK fans, Povetkin seems a sensible choice for Whyte’s next opponent.