Dillian Whyte says he will succeed where Deontay Wilder failed by keeping Tyson Fury on the canvas with a brutal knockout.

The Brixton heavyweight faces Alexander Povetkin on August 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office, and will then target his mandatory shot at the WBC title, currently held by Fury, which is due to take place in February 2021.

Fury preserved his unbeaten record by rising from a heavy 12th-round knockdown in his drawn first fight with Wilder before stopping the American in the rematch, but Whyte plans to employ his own brand of aggression in a battle with his British rival.

The feuding duo became embroiled in a heated dispute on social media over the weekend and Whyte has aimed another verbal blow by referring to past sparring sessions, in which he has suggested that Fury hit the canvas.

Fury is set to face Wilder in a third WBC title fight before the end of the year, with a date and venue to be confirmed.