Eddie Hearn has proven that March 6 is the date for the much-anticipated Dillian Whyte-Alexander Povetkin rematch.
The 2d Whyte-Povetkin bout seemingly could be formally introduced Friday by means of Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and Sky sports as part of a bigger schedule rollout. BoxingScene.com reported currently that March 6 turned into the targeted date for Whyte-Povetkin II, however Hearn published Tuesday all the way through his weekly spot on “The Ak & Barak exhibit” that Whyte will try to avenge his knockout defeat to Povetkin on that evening.
Hearn didn’t divulge the venue within the uk for the rematch between Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs) and Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs), which doubtless may be held devoid of fanatics in the equal atmosphere as distinct Matchroom playing cards in February. Whyte, 32, and Povetkin, forty one, at the start have been set to fulfill once again November 21, but their rematch changed into postponed because Povetkin gotten smaller COVID-19.
“here is without doubt one which individuals comprehend turned into gonna turn up, however we should be saying the legit date of Whyte-Povetkin II, which is March the sixth,” Hearn recommended co-hosts Barak Bess and Akin Reyes all the way through a reveal that streams Monday through Friday on DAZN and SiriusXM. “Of course, the first one became the closing combat of battle camp, August 22nd. I suggest, i can still see it in my intellect. And that’s a huge fight for the heavyweight division. Of direction, while we’re making an attempt to finalize AJ towards Fury, Whyte-Povetkin’s right up there.
“You comprehend, it’s for the mandatory position within the WBC. It’s a good heavyweight fight. So, that might be lodged into the opening part of our 2021 time table. So, large, large combat for Dillian Whyte. It’s a need to-win combat. And if he wins that battle, i know he desires a shot on the WBC title.”
Russia’s Povetkin pulled off a fine looking upset in their first combat August 22 at Matchroom’s headquarters in Brentwood, England.
London’s Whyte dropped Povetkin twice in the fourth round of that scheduled 12-round combat for Whyte’s WBC meantime heavyweight title and looked well on his method to a knockout victory. It was Povetkin, although, who without delay uncorked a left uppercut that knocked Whyte bloodless and sent him crashing to the canvas, flat on his lower back and under a bottom rope, simply 28 seconds into the fifth circular.
Referee Mark Lyson instantly known as an end to their combat, which ended Whyte’s eleven-bout profitable streak and knocked him out of place to combat Fury for the WBC title.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can also be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.