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Povetkin Doing Light Training, Expects To Be Ready For Whyte By Early Spring

WBC interim-heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin believes that he will likely be ready to have a rematch with Dillian Whyte by the beginning of spring.

Back in August, Povetkin pulled off one of the biggest shockers of the year when he knocked Whyte out cold with a tremendous uppercut in the fifth round of their fight.

In the aftermath, Whyte exercised his contractual right to an immediate rematch.

The second fight was scheduled for November 21 - and then pushed back when Povetkin was diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Both sides were targeting January 30 for the rematch - and that date was also pushed back to allow Povetkin more time to physically recover from his illness.

According to his handlers, he entered a local hospital several times for treatment.

Povetkin has begun to have light workouts as he prepares to get himself in order.

"Right now everything is fine. I have already started running, jumping, working on my punches. I have to recover quickly," Povetkin said to tass.

“There were no complications, everything went well [with the recovery]. As soon as they began to treat me in the hospital, the temperature dropped right away. There was, of course, some weakness in the body, but as a whole everything was in order, it's a sin to complain.”

There were some reports that Povetkin lost a lot of weight as he fought off the virus, but he says the situation was not as bad as reported.

"Well, maybe six to eight pounds, I wouldn't really say it was more than that. I didn't lose a lot of weight," Povetkin said.

The 41-year-old Russian has 36 wins (25 by knockout), two defeats and one draw. The two defeats in his career came at the hands of Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua.

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Comment by Jkp on 12-30-2020

[QUOTE=Dip_Slide;20987234]Great post man! he's been the one doing all the hard work in the division and fighting top 10 contender after the other instead of taking advantage of his mandatory position and waiting for the title shot. He improved a…

Comment by Jkp on 12-30-2020

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;20987188]Povetkin is the more proven fighter and the rematch is for the WBC mandatory position. Ortiz has turned down fight offer from Whyte in the past. The myth of Ortiz being a boogieman is gone. Whyte gets hate because…

Comment by Jkp on 12-30-2020

[QUOTE=5000boxing;20987185]I thought Whyte wanted that smoke from King Kong! Lmao! Whyte waa suppose to fight Ortis back 2015.. He saud Ortiz was 60,000 years old..now he's 60,006.. An this fool is trying to rematch someone even older than ortiz.. Smh!…

Comment by Dariusz on 12-30-2020

Rematch for a PED Interim Belt ? The winner should fight Ortiz LOL.

Comment by rudy on 12-30-2020

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;20987188]Povetkin is the more proven fighter and the rematch is for the WBC mandatory position. Ortiz has turned down fight offer from Whyte in the past. The myth of Ortiz being a boogieman is gone. Whyte gets hate because…

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