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Hearn: Whyte Would Fight Povetkin in a Car Park

Promoter Eddie Hearn is fully focused on having Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin come off as planned, in July, behind closed doors.

As previously reported, the British Boxing Board of Control is looking at the month of July as the starting point to bring back boxing in the UK.

Whyte vs. Povetkin is scheduled for July 4, after initially being scheduled for May 2 in Manchester. The event was pushed back due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


The thought of closed door events have been pushed upon mid-level cards, which Hearn wants to show is not true with Whyte-Povetkin.

The date is likely going to move to give Hearn more time to put the details together, with Katie Taylor's undisputed lightweight title fight against Amanda Serrano in the co-feature.

"A lot of people think it is difficult for bigger fights to happen behind closed doors," Hearn told The Boxing Show on Sky Sports.

"Whyte vs Povetkin is one of the fights we are planning to stage in the early part of the return, it will be take place behind closed doors.

"Dillian wasn't joking about fighting in a car park - it won't be in a car park! I don't know how we're going to do it yet. But we have to come back with a bang. Whyte vs Povetkin, along with Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano, is a fight that I believe we will see at the end of July or early-August."

Whyte is the WBC's interim champion, which makes him the mandatory challenger to the upcoming trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. The WBC issued an order that Whyte must get his title crack by February 2021. Those plans could be switched around if Povetkin, a former champion and Olympic gold medal winner, pulls off the upset.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 05-03-2020

If Povetkin beats Whyte, that means old Povetkin is still top 5 guy. Only Josha beat Whyte so far. If he loses, he likely retires.

Comment by MulaKO on 05-02-2020

Yeah he’ll fight in the parking lot but refuse a few in the ring Sounds real

Comment by 5000boxing on 05-02-2020

[QUOTE=Kannabis Kid;20545704]Lol that's for sure but I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Povetkin landed a lights out left hook on Whyte he doesn't have the best defense and has been hurt by lesser punchers.[/QUOTE] Yea.. True.. oh I forgot about…

Comment by juggernaut666 on 05-02-2020

[QUOTE=Boxing_1013;20545709]I fought someone in a parked car once[/QUOTE] I walked out of a bar with a large pizza pie once with friends going home ,opened up this idiots door in the parking lot who thought it was smart to shout…

Comment by Blond Beast on 05-02-2020

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;20545328]I'm sure he would. Hearn and Whyte have never lied to the public before, so this is 100% believable.[/QUOTE] Ding! All they’d have to do is negotiate the purse. Put up a ring. Install bleachers. Charge for tickets, get a…

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