DILLIAN WHYTE says he knows ‘exactly what to do’ to beat Alexander Povetkin in the November rematch.
The Brixton boxer was shocked to the core as he was knocked out cold by the Russian veteran on August 22.
Whyte had earlier floored Povetkin twice and was comfortably ahead on the scorecards.
But the former WBA heavyweight champ delivered a brutal fifth-round uppercut that flattened Whyte to end the contest.
That saw Povetkin, 41, become only the second boxer to beat Whyte after Anthony Joshua stopped his big rival back in 2015.
The rematch will take place on November 21, and Whyte is in bullish mood as he plots his revenge.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the 32-year-old said: “It’s not a fight that I got a sustained beating for five rounds, or I was down on the scorecards or I was getting beat up or outclassed.
“It was one of those where I got caught with a punch, he set it up, used his experience and I got caught.
“Moving forward, it’s just correcting little technical things really. I had seven amateur fights and 29 pro fights, I am still learning and figuring things out, still adjusting to things.
“One of my strengths is I adjust to things in the fights as they go on, but this time I never had the chance to adjust. I got caught, and never had the chance to make the adjustment.
“Now we watch it back, re-evaluate, and I see the little adjustments I need to make. And to be honest, now I know exactly what I need to do.”
Sky Sports pundit and former boxing world champ Johnny Nelson believes the defeat could prove to be ‘a godsend’.
“I actually think it might be a good thing.
“Now, after being knocked out, other fighters will think that’s twice now at this level.
“That’s the same shot that he’s been knocked out with – I’ll have some of that.
“So that vulnerability makes him more enticing.
“I think for Dillian Whyte, him losing might actually be a godsend because when he was winning and winning and winning, people thought ‘nah, I don’t want any of that.’”