08 July 2020

Dillian Whyte parts company with trainer Mark Tibbs just six weeks before Alexander Povetkin fight

Heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte has parted ways with trainer Mark Tibbs just six weeks out from his next fight.

Whyte, who is scheduled to face Russian Alexander Povetkin on August 22, has been working with Tibbs since he had his only professional loss to Anthony Joshua in December 2015.

Whyte is putting his WBC mandatory position on the line against Povetkin (PA)

In that time the 32 year-old has strung together 11 consecutive wins and put himself in the position of mandatory for Tyson Fury’s WBC title.

And while the pair are now due to go separate ways, Whyte couldn’t be more thankful for what Tibbs has done for him.

Speaking on Instagram, he said: "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 4 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."

Whyte will face Povetkin behind closed doors in Essex and will be the headline fight on the Sky Sports pay-per-view.

Providing he keeps winning, Whyte is due to fight for the WBC title before February 2021.

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