The rematch between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin is off – for now – following the information that the Russian has examined constructive for coronavirus.
The 2 had been set to fulfill once more later this month following Povetkin’s gorgeous win over the summer time. Whyte managed their conflict in August for the primary 4 rounds however was then caught by a sickening blow from Povetkin in the beginning of the fifth.
The Brixton native hit the deck out chilly in an unimaginable flip round.
Whyte had wished to avenge that loss earlier than the top of the yr however Povetkin is now in self-isolation having contracted COVID-19.
Following that information, boxing supremo Eddie Hearn provided Tyson Fury the possibility to struggle Whyte as a substitute however the WBC champion’s promoter, Frank Warren, has dominated that out.
Whyte is now set to attend for Povetkin moderately than tackle anybody else and so right here’s what we learn about when the rematch might happen…
Whyte vs Povetkin 2: Date and time
These two went head-to-head on August 22 on the Matchroom HQ as Povetkin claimed his gorgeous win.
They had been set to fulfill once more in a 12-round heavyweight contest on Saturday, November 21 at Wembley Enviornment in London however that date needed to scrapped.
With no different fights on the horizon, Whyte is ready to attend for the WBC interim heavyweight champion and a brand new date is being pencilled in for Saturday, January 20, 2021.
Whyte vs Povetkin 2: What has been mentioned?
Hearn had teased Whyte going through Fury after Povetkin’s withdrawal.
However Fury’s promoter, Warren, has dominated out the thought of Whyte going through the ‘Gypsy King’.
He informed talkSPORT: “Appropriate me if I’m mistaken, however didn’t Dillian Whyte get completely poleaxed in his final struggle?
“At the moment, he was the necessary challenger to Tyson, he stored happening about it, he was going to sue all people. Then stupidly, they put him in with Povetkin and he poleaxed him.
“That’s it, he’s misplaced his probability. We don’t want him. What’s in it for us?”
Following Warren’s feedback, Whyte’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, mentioned: “If not Fury then Povetkin.
“The struggle he needs greater than something is Povetkin as a result of he has to rectify that defeat.
“There was one different struggle he would take, and that was Fury on December 5. I’m undecided we count on that to occur.
“Realistically we’ll postpone the struggle with Povetkin to January 30.”
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
Document: 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