The combined IBF and WBC light heavyweight champion Arthur Beterbiev believes that in a rematch, it will be more difficult for the interim WBC heavyweight title holder Alexander Povetkin to deal with Dillian White than in the first fight.
According to Beterbiev, “Russian Knight” on a subconscious level may underestimate the opponent, since it has already defeated him by knockout. The Russian light heavyweight thinks this is a common mistake among boxers.
“It will be more difficult for Povetkin in a rematch. As one of the coaches said, if you beat a person, then it is even more difficult to achieve victory the second time. Maybe somewhere inside in the subconscious there will be such a thought:” Well, I already beat him, especially by knockout “. Many boxers make such a mistake. And the loser is even better tuned in to revenge, he is more motivated,” Beterbiev shared his opinion with the RIA Novosti agency.
We will remind, earlier the WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said that White is too early to get revenge with Povetkin.