Dillian Whyte will endeavor to vindicate his staggering loss by Alexander Povetkin when the heavyweights crash in a since quite a while ago expected rematch on Saturday night in Gibraltar, with the WBC’s compulsory status likewise on the line.
Whyte had ruled the pair’s first experience, twice thumping Povetkin down the material, yet the Briton was gotten by a deafening uppercut as he looked to close the show.
The loss crushed Whyte’s past due took shots at a world title, having gone through more than 1,000 days as the WBC’s No 1 challenger as he pursued a session with Deontay Wilder.
He and Povetkin both immediately consented to a rematch, nonetheless, it was delayed after the Russian contracted Covid. Whyte has been preparing in Portugal and, because of the country up to this point being on the Red List, he couldn’t get back to the UK without essentially disturbing his instructional course, which means the session rather happens in Gibraltar.
When is the Fight?
The session will occur on 27 March at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar.
What time are the ringwalks?
The undercard will start at 6pm with the headliner expected to begin at around 10.30pm.
How might I watch it on the web and on TV?
The battle will be communicated live on Sky Sports Box Office and will cost £19.95 to buy.
Who is on the undercard?
Ted Cheeseman versus JJ Metcalf (British super-welterweight title)
Fabio Wardley versus Eric Molina (heavyweight)
Youssef Khoumari versus Kane Baker (super-featherweight)
Chris Kongo versus Michael Mickinson (WBO worldwide welterweight title)
Eric Pfeifer versus Nick Webb (heavyweight)
Campbell Hatton versus Jesus Ruiz (debut)
What have the contenders said?
Whyte: “It’s the main battle of my vocation,” said Whyte. “In any case, I’ve experienced good and bad times for what seems like forever; I’m accustomed to returning and refuting individuals, I’m accustomed to showing individuals what I can do in the event that they discount me. The primary concern is to win. I’m a contender and I disdain losing at anything so I need to make it 1-1. That is the arrangement.”
Povetkin: “I’ve nearly failed to remember the last battle since this is another story and I figure Dillian will be preferable in the second battle about the first,” said Povetkin. “And yet I will attempt to be more cautious and focus on my guard.