Heavyweight Dillian Whyte made the 40-hour drive to Portugal yesterday to continue his training for his upcoming encounter with Alexander Povetkin on May 2nd in Manchester.
The fight is in bout with suggestion that it could be postponed this week due to the ongoing Coronavirus epidemic but until a final answer is rendered, Whyte remains focused.
“It’s quiet but there’s food on the shelves and I have a good set-up here,” Whyte said, on an Instagram live video “The mindset is my date is still going ahead, so I’m training.”
BBBofC announced the suspension of all events until the end of April, Promoter Eddie Hearn believes a decision on the fight will be made this week.
“I had to drive 40 hours non-stop from my house straight to here. I drove because I brought the dogs with me, so I didn’t want to fly,” said Whyte.
“It’s very important to show people in this time that it’s important to train, to get on with life the best you can in these kinds of situations, because it is easy to panic and just shut down. I’m just trying to show as much positivity as I can.”