Whyte vs Chisora 2: Alexander Povetkin keen to fight Dillian Whyte or Derek Chisora next year
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 18/12/18 7:26am
Alexander Povetkin is interested in fighting Dillian Whyte or Derek Chisora in the UK next year.
Russian contender Povetkin brutally beat David Price in Cardiff earlier this year before losing to Anthony Joshua at Wembley with the world heavyweight title at stake.
Povetkin is now 39 years old - with two defeats, to Wladimir Klitschko and Joshua, in 36 fights - but still has the appetite for a major outing.
His plan, Sky Sports were told, is to return in March or April with the UK, Russia or the USA possible locations.
Povetkin's interest in meeting Whyte or Chisora, who settle their grudge on Saturday live on Sky Sports Box Office, could bring him back to British soil for a third consecutive time.
His interest in boxing in the first quarter of 2019 makes him an option for the undercard at Wembley on April 13, when Joshua is next expected to fight.
Whyte had challenged Povetkin earlier in 2018 and was ringside on the night that Povetkin beat Price and Joshua outpointed Joseph Parker in April.
"[Povetkin] is a good, strong fighter but I know what you have to do to beat him," Whyte said at the time. "You just need a good, strong jab and you beat Povetkin all day.
"I'd fight him next. I just told him. He said he'd fight me next. [Promoter Eddie Hearn] said he'd make it."
Povetkin, as mandatory challenger to the WBA title, instead took on Joshua but was stopped in seven rounds.
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