The long-awaited rematch between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin is developing this weekend.
The heavyweight rivals met final August with Whyte controlling their bout for the primary 4 rounds earlier than being caught by a sickening blow from Povetkin at first of the fifth.
The Brixton native hit the deck out chilly in an unimaginable turnaround.
The 2 had been set to satisfy in a rematch in November however the Russian examined constructive for coronavirus forward of that date and it needed to be postponed.
Their second conflict was then alleged to usher within the new yr of boxing however, at first of January, the game was suspended amid the rising coronavirus instances within the UK.
Now although, the brand new date for Whyte vs Povetkin 2 has been confirmed and followers are getting excited for one of many largest fights of 2021 up to now.
Whyte vs Povetkin 2: Date and time
This 12-round heavyweight bout is scheduled for Saturday, March 27 and will happen in Gibraltar.
The primary occasion will get underneath approach at round 10:30pm however that can rely on the undercard outcomes.
Ted Cheeseman v JJ Metcalf and Chris Kongo v Michael McKinson will happen earlier than the headline bout.
The evening’s motion will probably be proven on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace from 6pm at a price of £19.95.
Whyte vs Povetkin 2: Undercard
Topic to alter
- MAIN EVENT: Dillian Whyte v Alexander Povetkin – for WBC interim heavyweight title
- Ted Cheeseman v JJ Metcalf – for British super-welterweight title
- Chris Kongo v Michael McKinson – for WBO world welterweight title
- Fabio Wardley v Eric Molina
- Erik Pfeifer v Nick Webb
- Youssef Khoumari v Kane Baker
- Campbell Hatton v TBA
Whyte vs Povetkin 2: What has been mentioned?
Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed information that the combat had been pushed again by three weeks on February 20 and confirmed the transfer to Gibraltar.
He mentioned: “Within the present setting we’re at all times having to suppose on our toes.
“We did every part to attempt to make March 6 occur, however with the brand new journey restrictions it was unattainable.
“Now we now have one thing exterior the field, compelling, and a singular setting for one of many heavyweight fights of the yr.
“Roll on the Rumble on the Rock!”
Povetkin insists he’s able to go regardless of the continued delays to the rematch.
“I really feel tremendous. The staff and I are in temper. We’re prepared for the combat, we would like this combat.”
Requested in regards to the newest postponement, Povetkin mentioned: “Something can occur. I reacted usually. What are you able to do? We made some adjustments and go on.”
Whyte vs Povetkin 2: Story of the tape
Whyte – Povetkin
Nationality: British – Russian
Age: 32 – 41
Peak: 6ft 4 – 6ft 2
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Attain: 78 – 75in
File: 27-2-0 – 36-2-1
KOs: 18 – 25
Rounds: 160 – 260
Debut: 13/5/2011 – 11/6/2005
Alias: The Physique Snatcher – Russian Vityaz