The long-awaited rematch between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin is coming up this weekend.
The heavyweight rivals met last August with Whyte controlling their bout for the first four rounds before being caught by a sickening blow from Povetkin at the start of the fifth.
The Brixton native hit the deck out cold in an incredible turnaround.
The two were set to meet in a rematch in November but the Russian tested positive for coronavirus ahead of that date and it had to be postponed.
Their second clash was then supposed to usher in the new year of boxing but, at the start of January, the sport was suspended amid the growing coronavirus cases in the UK.
Now though, the new date for Whyte vs Povetkin 2 has been confirmed and fans are getting excited for one of the biggest fights of 2021 so far.
Whyte vs Povetkin 2: Date and time
This 12-round heavyweight bout is scheduled for Saturday, March 27 and will take place at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar.
The main event will get under way at around 10:30pm but that will depend on the undercard results.
Ted Cheeseman v JJ Metcalf and Chris Kongo v Michael McKinson will take place before the headline bout.
The night’s action will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office from 6pm at a cost of £19.95.
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Whyte vs Povetkin 2: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Dillian Whyte v Alexander Povetkin – for WBC interim heavyweight title
- Ted Cheeseman v JJ Metcalf – for British super-welterweight title
- Fabio Wardley v Eric Molina
- Campbell Hatton v Jesus Ruiz
- Youssef Khoumari v Kane Baker
- Chris Kongo v Michael McKinson – for WBO global welterweight title
- Erik Pfeifer v Nick Webb
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Whyte vs Povetkin 2: What has been said?
Dillian Whyte: “I lost to him but he was done – they were saying ‘we are pulling you out at the end of this round’.
“They know him better than me. It’s hard for me to say what they were thinking, but don’t worry, I’ll try and help their hand this time. I definitely want to knock him out, one hundred percent.”
Alexander Povetkin: “There was no such conversation in the corner [to stop the fight last time round].
“The people who know me know that I fight until the end. You can’t throw the towel in until the referee stops the fight.”
Whyte vs Povetkin 2: Tale of the tape
Whyte – Povetkin
Nationality: British – Russian
Age: 32 – 41
Height: 6ft 4 – 6ft 2
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Reach: 78 – 75in
Record: 27-2-0 – 36-2-1
KOs: 18 – 25
Rounds: 160 – 260
Debut: 13/5/2011 – 11/6/2005
Alias: The Body Snatcher – Russian Vityaz
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