Whyte has already bludgeoned men who have held world crowns, but in the fearsome Alexander Povetkin he faces a ruthless puncher, a former WBA champion who wants to rip a fist through any best laid plans on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Does Whyte care? No.
“I respect the guy, but it’s on. All the smiles and all the other stuff, I know what he’s coming to try and do to me, so I don’t want to be sat there next to him, acting all cool and pally pally. No.
“I want to try and knock him out and I’m sure he’s going to try and knock me out, because that’s what he does.”
In a few days’ time, Whyte will trade punches with savage intentions. That’s how he likes it, and most importantly, that’s what he’s good at.
Lucas Browne, the former holder of a WBA belt, willingly engaged Whyte in an exchange of insults, perhaps believing that he would be the last man standing in a savage shootout. A whirlwind of hooks later and Whyte had left the Australian in a crumpled heap.
Former WBO champion Joseph Parker saw Whyte as a quick and simple route back to the top. He was wrong. Brixton’s ‘Body Snatcher’ dazed and dropped the Kiwi in a punishing points victory.
Another showcase of Whyte’s refined brutality will be enough to guarantee a world title shot and the Brit duo of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be shifting uneasily in their seats as they watch on.
The WBC have already made their intentions clear, confirming that their champion Fury must fight Whyte next if he defeats Deontay Wilder in an expected third fight.
Whyte has chastised, poked and prodded Fury as he continues his pursuit of a WBC title that stretches well over 1,000 days, the prolonged period of time that the south Londoner has been sitting at No 1 in the WBC’s rankings.
Whyte was denied his vengeance for a torturous wait, and the fulfilment of a long-conceived plan. He always believed he could beat Wilder, the prime reason for a lengthy pursuit. But Fury got there first, eventually knocking out Wilder in their February rematch, and the pair are expected to meet again.
What next? Well Whyte is set to be rewarded with a blockbuster battle against Fury or unified champion Joshua, if he can avoid Povektin’s hurtful hooks in the finale of Eddie Hearn’s Fight Camp.
The Matchroom boss has warned Fury to forget about a fight with Joshua, if he vacates the WBC belt, which would scupper plans for an undisputed world title showdown next summer.
Whyte, who already holds the WBC interim belt, would be elevated to WBC champion and instead receive a huge rematch with Joshua for all four world belts.
“You always want to fight a champion, but if Fury refuses to do a fight that has been ordered by the WBC, then he will be stripped of his title,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
“Then Whyte will be fighting for the undisputed championship.
“Whyte has had the bad end of the stick for a long time but could end up, if he’s successful, fighting Joshua for the undisputed championship, so this is massive for him.”
Whyte has no fear of Fury and would prefer to be standing in the ring when the WBC belt is wrapped around his waist.
“Hopefully he does fight me because it’s a big fight, and winnable for me,” he told Sky Sports this week.
Joshua will be watching from ringside as part of the Sky Sports Box Office team and Whyte might well issue a war cry after the Povetkin fight.
“If he wants it, he can get it,” said Whyte.
“I’ve told him already before. I’ve told him many times. I’m not scared to fight him. I want to fight him. It’s not like it’s a secret.”
Whether it’s Fury or Joshua, he doesn’t care. Whyte believes he’s the best in Britain and should get the chance to show it very soon.
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Just over a week left before the premiere. Alley of Nightmares, a thriller psychological William Del Toro, which features a lavish cast including Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Rooney Mara and Bradley Cooper. The actor spoke about filming Hollywood Reporter and his submission to the character.
“We wanted [o ator e o realizador] to really explore the theme of the film, and to really do that, we needed to be emotionally naked and full of soul.he began by counting. But the same script happened literally for the project, it was the first time the 47-year-old actor had starred in a frontal nudity scene, a decision not taken lightly.
“I remember reading the script and thinking, “He’s a punk in this tub, and he’s serving history.” You must do it” commented on the first contact with the script, which received several suggestions from the actors. “I still remember the day when stayed naked in front of the team for six hoursand it was Toni Collette’s first day. It was like “Wow”. It was very hard.”, described the film, which took two and a half years to shoot.
In the same interview, Bradley Cooper assured that it was not unreasonable nudity and that he never backed down from his decision.
This Monday, January 17th, Laura Figueiredo shared a few stories in your instagram page, where he reveals that he took his daughter with him, Beatriceto work and explains why.
“On Friday, Bia arrived with a brutal virus. On Saturday after dinner it felt better there, but yesterday … “, began with an explanation, showing that a four-year-old girl was in the hospital and that she did not have Covid-19.
Then the former presenter Fama Show explained why he decided to take his daughter to work with him: “Today is better? Yes. But if only yesterday I had a virus, I’m afraid to send it to school today, no go she gives it to some little friend, some little friend who might have a little brother at home, a pregnant mother. This is my way of thinking. I know that not everyone has the opportunity to take their children to work, but if they can … “.
“I am not saying that those who send their children to school do not think about others. This is not a criticism guys. This is my share and understand how you think”he added.
to a companion Mikael Carreira He also said that this is the second virus he has contracted, as did his daughter: “Ninja recovered in 24 hours and I am still looking for my body because my soul has run away. I already realized that I am a person who never gets sick, but I should have zero resistance to childhood viruses..
Finally, Laura Figueiredo shared pictures of herself with her daughter and dog. Snow, after hours. “We all went to work. It feels like we went on vacation or on a tour. Tomorrow we go toglue,” he concluded.
luís Maia is going through this Monday, January 17, a particularly painful day. The SIC journalist said goodbye to one of the most important people in his life, his godmother.
“The woman who raised me died, who accompanied me in my childhood, youth, in all difficult moments, who conveyed to me values, who taught me the importance of respect, honesty and gratitude. It is thanks to her that I am here. today. I owe him my life,” he begins with a statement in a farewell message he shared on his official Instagram account.
“She is my godmother, but I have the same love for her as a son for his mother,” he assures.
“Lately, I just breathed. He didn’t move anymore. He didn’t communicate. I was just waiting for her time to come. memories of beautiful moments and everything I would rather believe you heard the words I said to you when I went to say goodbye days before I took my last breath. I love you godmother. Forever ends.
To these emotional words, Luis Maya added a charming photograph in which he appeared next to such an important woman in his life.