Robert Whittaker wants to show his explosive side against Paulo Costa

Robert Whittaker shares his thoughts on fighting Paulo Costa.

by Aryan Lakhani
Robert Whittaker wants to show his explosive side against Paulo Costa
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The middleweight clash between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa is right around the corner; on 17th February, either Costa or Whittaker will move one step closer towards getting a title fight. Robert Whittaker looks forward to getting back on the winning page, as he has not been very consistent with securing victories.

Robert Whittaker’s game plan is pretty simple: he wants to cause maximum damage to Paulo Costa. In order to do that, he is ready to show his explosive striking ability and can foresee an early stoppage.

Robert Whittaker on fighting Paulo Costa

In a recent interview with MiddleEasy, Robert Whittaker explained how he wishes to perform against Paulo Costa.

“Paulo’s strong, man – he’s a big powerful puncher,” Whittaker said, as quoted by “He’s a big, strong guy. He’s aggressive. He’s very dangerous. He’s got strong kicks.

He’s got strong punches. He’s one of those guys that if you give him space, if you let him fight his fight, he’ll bully you. He’ll take advantage of that passiveness and go after you. I do not intend to let him have that.

I am going in there with bad intentions. I’m looking to go into this fight to really hurt him. That’s just the mentality I’ve adopted for this fight because I want to get back into that winning circle. I want to utilize the skill sets and the training that I’ve been putting in for this camp, and the best way to do that is through him”.

Robert Whittaker looks forward to an early stoppage

“I’m not scared of anything he’s got. I’m better across the board at everything that he is. My headspace going into it is the best it’s been.

I’m going in there with bad intentions, and I’m going in there to try and close this fight early. This is this is what I want, and this is what I’m going to make happen”.

Robert Whittaker