DILLIAN WHYTE stormed an Eddie Hearn interview last night to demand a rematch with Alexander Povetkin by December.
The Body Snatcher downed the Russian twice in the fourth but was stunned a round later with a brutal uppercut knocking him out.
And with it went his WBC No1 contender and mandatory status that he had held for 1,000 days.
Refusing to give up on his dream though, he interrupted Hearn to ask his promoter to get the rematch done, with the Matchroom chief insisting there is a clause in the contract.
Whyte said: “Can we get the rematch in December?”
Hearn replied: “100 per cent, that’s what I’m saying. You alright?”
The defeated 32-year-old added: “OK cool. Yeah I’m good, it’s one of those things isn’t it?”
His promoter reassured him: “Totally. He had a good couple of early rounds but you were in total control and in the fourth round he was done.”
Keeping positive, Whyte concluded: “Exactly, it is what it is. Rematch, let’s go. That’s what good boxing is about. Thanks Eddie.”
Speaking to Sky Sports, Hearn backed his man to come back and reclaim his spot as WBC challenger to face Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder.
He said: “We have a rematch clause. We will look to make that at the end of the year. The first thing Dillian said when he came out was ‘Get me that rematch, get me that rematch’.
“It was a heavy knock down, he’s going to have to take his rest.
“Povetkin is mandatory now but he won’t be called.
“The only person that was going to get called to negotiate the winner of Fury-Wilder was Dillian Whyte.
“I know that he’ll come back from this. You have to understand the kind of individual Dillian Whyte is.
“He will be back. He will rematch Alexander Povetkin and I believe he can beat him in the rematch and bring his mandatory position back to life.”