Fight Povetkin – Whyte for the title of interim world heavyweight champion according to the WBC will be held May 2 in English Manchester.
“I won’t make loud statements, I’ll only go out to win, and on May 2, the audience will have a nice beautiful boxing,” Povetkin quotes the press service of the Boxing World promotion company.
Dillian Whyte believes that despite his age, Povetkin is still dangerous.
At what time Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin fight?
The fight time is May 2, 2020, at 11:00 PM GMT.
Where to watch the fight?
Boxing TV, DAZN, Sky Sports Box Office
How many wins and losses Dillian Whyte have?
Dillian Whyte has 27 wins and 1 loss.
How many wins and losses Alexander Povetkin have?
Alexander Povetkin has 32 wins and 2 losses.
Dillian Whyte (27-1). White’s boxing career has a story that shares his fate with that of the Russian Knight. Like Povetkin, Dillian survived the doping scandal and the ensuing two-year disqualification.
It happened in 2011. After spending only 9 fights in the professional ring, White got caught in doping, for which he was excommunicated from boxing. Returning to the ring, the Briton began to stamp the knockouts, of which there are 18 today!
In 2015, he suffered his first defeat in a professional ring. In a duel with the future world champion, Anthony Joshua Whyte fell in the seventh round after his compatriot’s excellent uppercut.
But the very next year, Dillian had a fight, which Sky Sports called the fight of the year. The fight with Dereck Chisora was remembered by many boxing fans. The 12-round chopping ended with Whyte’s wins with a margin of just one hit.
In 2019, Dillian Whyte held two fights. In July, Whyte defeated Oscar Rivas on points, although he knocked out in the 9th round. But a few days later it became known that the WBC suspended the status of the title of interim champion of the organization in heavyweight, which he had won since the doping test had given a positive result.
The British managed to avoid punishment, and in December he met face to face with Mariusz Wach, having chalked up his 27 career wins.
40-year-old Alexander Povetkin is well known for his long career. But despite his age, “Russian Knight”, in his own words, does not intend to hang gloves on a nail in the next couple of years.
In his boxing fate there was a lot: the gold of the Olympics, the champion belt won in the professional ring and the doping scandal.
In 2018, he was given the chance to take the heavyweight belt in a fight with Anthony Joshua. However, the younger Briton knocked Povetkin in the seventh round, after which the referee stopped the fight, counting a technical knockout. In August 2019, Alexander again entered the ring to fight Hughie Fury. This time, according to the results of 12 rounds, the Russian managed to win the vacant WBA champion title. Povetkin ended the year with a duel with American Mike Hunter. That fight ended in a draw. However, not everyone turned out to agree with judicial decisions. So, the Croatian top avenue Filip Hrgovic, who expressed his desire to fight Povetkin, said that Alexander looked better and had to defeat Hunter: “I would like to have the next fight against Povetkin or Chisora,” he said in an interview with the correspondent BoxingScene. – I need a famous opponent. I need those who participated in big fights, have a significant win in their assets. I want the whole world to see me get the better of an opponent of this level. I saw the battle of Povetkin in Saudi Arabia against Mike Hunter. As for me, Povetkin looked better, had to win with a score of 7-5. But they got a great fight. ”
In 2020, a rematch will take place with the participation of the American and Vityaz. The date of the fight is still unknown.
Well, until 2020, Povetkin will begin a duel against the British boxer, the contender for the WDC world champion Dillian Whyte.
Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin Prediction
The fight with Povetkin will be a kind of training for Whyte before the upcoming title fight this year with world champion Tyson Fury, who has already stated that Dillian has long earned the right to meet with him.
- Our prediction: Dillian Whyte will win.