With 6 weeks to his bout with Russian powerhouse Alexander”Sasha” Povetkin [35-2-1], Dillian Whyte [27-1-0] has stunned the world by splitting with trainer Mark Tibbs.
Whyte is set to face Povetkin on 22nd August 2020 in a Matchroom Fight Camp main event, but the 32-year-old fighter revealed his big move in training on social media saying
“Just to let everyone know, Mark Tibbs and I are no longer working together as boxer and trainer. I’m training in Portugal, Mark has a young family, and his own new gym in the UK,”
“As it stands it just hasn’t worked out in the way we both hoped it would. Mark came into my team four years ago and has helped me turn into the world-class fighter I am today. Mark is a great trainer and I will always be grateful to him and his dad for all they have done.” He further stated
Whyte, however, didn’t reveal who will take over as his chief second for the bout against Povetkin but it seems his split with Tibbs is amicable. It’s tough timing in a tough situation, but more just one of those things, and isn’t coming with some big camp blow-up or anything, it appears.
If Whyte beats Povetkin next month, he’ll maintain his spot as the WBC heavyweight mandatory challenger, awaiting a potential shot at either Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder by early next year, he hopes. If he loses, that dream is dashed for the time being.
By Leroy Hawkson | talksafrica.com