Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Povetkin-Whyte Rematch Announced As PPV Headliner November 21

Dillian Whyte won’t waste any time in attempting to avenge his brutal knockout loss to Alexander Povetkin.

Promoter Eddie Hearn and Sky Sports announced Tuesday that the Povetkin-Whyte rematch is set for November 21. The site for their second heavyweight fight wasn’t announced Tuesday.

Just like their first fight, Povetkin-Whyte II will headline a Sky Sports Box Office pay-per-view show. Their rematch represents a quick turnaround for Whyte, who was knocked cold by Povetkin’s vicious left uppercut in the fifth round August 22 at Matchroom Boxing’s headquarters in Brentwood, England.

“I’m over the moon to have the rematch,” Whyte said in a press release. “As soon as I got out of the ring, I was looking for confirmation that the fight would be on. I can’t wait to get back in the ring and get back what is rightfully mine. I’m looking to do what I said I would the first time, and that’s beat Alexander Povetkin.”

whyte-povetkin (6)_2020_08_20_171727

London’s Whyte dropped Povetkin twice in the fourth round and appeared well on his way to winning their scheduled 12-round battle by knockout. Russia’s Povetkin recovered and pulled off an unforeseen upset when he unloaded an uppercut that knocked Whyte cold.

The 41-year-old Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs) won the WBC interim title from Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs) and temporarily eliminated him from title contention. The 32-year-old Whyte was the WBC’s number one contender for more than two years and had won 11 straight bouts before Povetkin beat him.

“There won’t be any major adjustments, but I just need to be more switched on and not get distracted,” Whyte said. “He was able to use his experience against me. I will be a lot more focused and sharper in the rematch. I’m coming to win and knock him out. I’m coming to even the score, and the only way to do that is by knocking him out.”

Povetkin is looking forward to proving his impressive victory last month wasn’t a fluke.

“I’ve rested well, spent time with my family,” Povetkin said, “and now that the date of the rematch is known, I will soon return to my training camp and prepare as thoroughly as I did for the first fight. As I said before the first fight, and after it, too, Dillian Whyte is a good, strong boxer. I will be ready to enter the ring on November 21. I hope it will be another beautiful fight for the fans.”

DAZN is expected to stream the Povetkin-Whyte card in the United States, but a rights deal hadn’t been finalized as of Tuesday.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Earl-Hickey on 09-17-2020

Whyte is an ******* But he's a brave ******* In a sport full of duckers you have to praise a guy getting straight back in with a guy who knocked him out cold.

Comment by buge on 09-17-2020

[QUOTE=KingOfGlory;20763144]Are you joking? It's an illegal reproduction of a copyrighted broadcast. An authorized stream from an official app from the owner of the broadcast is different than an unauthorized stream from another website. That's a terrible and unrelated example. But…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 09-17-2020

Quote: Originally Posted by DougalDylan View Post UK ppv was thriving about 27usd is great , US ppv only the Haymon fan club could love, I swear they love him more for every extra dollar he puts the price up.…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 09-17-2020

Whyte... now: “I’m over the moon to have the rematch” The Ref.... right at the end of the fight: "Yeah he's 'over' alright. Over and OUT." :rofl::rofl::rofl:

Comment by nacho daddy on 09-16-2020

[QUOTE=LDBC Slayer;20762947]It will be in Eddie Hearns back garden because he makes the rules. Deal wiv it.[/QUOTE] f#ck eddie hearns

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (69)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Jake Paul: I'm Gonna Be One of Boxing's Biggest Stars, I Might Be The New Mayweather Haye: Dubois Will Need 5-7 Fights Before Looking For Big Names FIrst Look at Hector Camacho Showtime Documentary Rene Tellez Giron Batters, Stops Guadalupe Acosta in Seventh Julio Ceja (Illness) Out, New Foe Sought For Eduardo Ramirez On Spence-Garcia Undercard Mike Tyson Points To Holyfield's Team as Trilogy Roadblock Sanny Duversonne Steps In To Face Brandon Adams In Dec. 3 Ring City Headliner Joe Joyce: Dubois Definitely Quit, But He Saved His Eye; He's Young, Can Come Back Arum: Devin Haney Has To Prove Himself To Earn Teofimo Lopez Wilder: Whoever I Come Back Against, It's Going To Come With A Purpose Joe Joyce: I'm Better Than Chisora, I Can Tire Usyk and Take Him Out! Don’t Tell Me Daniel Dubois is a Quitter Eggington Hopes Win Over Theophane Leads To Cheeseman Rematch Frank Warren on Daniel Dubois' Injury, The Future of His Career, Joyce WBC Prez on Fury-Joshua: We Absolutely Support It, Great Hope it Happens Harlem Eubank Vows To Show Off Skills Against Egbunike The Tyson-Jones Exhibition in Perspective Roy Jones: As Strong as He Was For Eight, Mike Tyson Can Fight Anybody! White Rejects Idea of Staging 'Old Guy' Fight - Roy Jones-Anderson Silva Joe Joyce vs. Daniel Dubois - CompuBox Punch Stats Juan Pablo Romero Decisions Sergio Torres in Mexico City Daniyar Yeleussinov: I Want Big Fights, I'm Going Up Step By Step Roy Jones Admits: I Was Surprised Mike Tyson Could Go Eight Rounds Danny Garcia: I Take The Pride Of Philadelphia Every Time I Step In The Ring Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. Battle To a Split Draw Euro News: Daniel Dubois' Injury, Pablo Sanchez, More Dobson Reflects On Being in Camp With Crawford, Talks Future Plans Gabe Rosado: I Thought I Made It Look Easy Against Jacobs; [Decision] Was Bullsh-t! Dana White: Mike Tyson Looked F--king Awesome, He Won The Fight! Mike Tyson On Wilder Excuses: It's Just The Process We Go Through, It's Going To Be Alright De La Hoya Interested in Making Vergil Ortiz vs. Terence Crawford Title Fight Joe Joyce Topples Daniel Dubois, Stops Him in Ten Euro News: Masternak, Mendy, Yoka, Magnesi, Stepien, More Mike Tyson: I'll Be Better in Next Exhibition - I Will Do It Again! Dillian Whyte Tears Apart Daniel Dubois, Believes He "Quit" Against Joyce Roy Jones: I Thought I Did Enough Boxing On The Outside To Win Mike Tyson-Roy Jones - CompuBox Punch Stats Mike Tyson Battles Roy Jones Jr. To Disputed Eight Round Draw Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jake Paul Brutally Knocks Out Nate Robinson in Second
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement