Boxing News At Five | Jan 09 2020

Boxing News at Five: Whyte wants Povetkin in April, Brook says Khan won’t fight him because he’s British

Dillian Whyte likes the idea of meeting Alexander Povetkin in April, and Kell Brook says Amir Khan has too much to lose in facing him
Dillian Whyte
Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker - WBC Silver & WBO International Heavyweight Titles  |  Action Images/Peter Cziborra

IF it seems like Dillian Whyte is approaching the second or third chapter of his professional career it’s for good reason.

Whyte, who has suffered not one but two delays in his career due to performance-enhancing drug-related issues (the first of which led to a two-year ban, while the second was cleared up in December), believes he should have at least fought for a version of a world title by now, but remains, as of January 2020, still in search of his shot.

To this end, he will have to make do with fighting fellow contenders, one of whom, Alexander Povetkin, is apparently his first-choice opponent for an April 18 date in the UK.