Whyte vs Povetkin: Heavyweight Boxing




Considered the biggest fight since the resumption of professional boxing after the interruption of activities due to the pandemic, the duel between Englishman Dillian Whyte and Russian Alexander Povetkin is worth the interim belt of the World Boxing Council of the heavyweight category and is the main attraction of the fourth week of fights at Matchroom Boxing's Fight Camp in Brentwood, England. The fight card starts in, August 22, and will be broadcast live from Dazn. Englishman Dillian Whyte defends for the second time the title he won by beating Colombian Oscar Rivas in July 2019.

Previously scheduled for the last month of May, the fight is on its third date and should, finally, be held this weekend in the garden of the Matchroom Fight Camp headquarters, where the outdoor boxing ring was set up. The expectation and tension surrounding the fight between the current and former boxing heavyweight champion even made Dillian Whyte use a trailer for his lodging in the days before the fight to not stay in the same hotel as his challenger. There was a lot of concern among the organizers of a possible meeting between the two in the hotel corridors and an anticipation of the exchange of punches that is expected only for the ring on Saturday.

The Englishman is 32 years old and is one of the greatest boxers today . Professional since 2011, accumulating 28 fights with 27 wins, 18 by knockout, and only one loss to his compatriot Anthony Joshua , heavyweight champion by the World Boxing Association and the World Boxing Organization . Since the fight with Joshua, in December 2015, Whyte has 11 victories in a row. His preparation for the fight was made in Portugal and a victory can assure the boxer the chance to face the current holder of the World Boxing Council's heavyweight belt ,Tyson Fury. 

More experienced, Russian fighter Alexander Povetkin is 40 years old and has boxed professionally since 2005. His record has 38 fights with 35 wins, 24 by knockout, two defeats and a draw in his last fight, in December 2019 against the North American Michael Hunter . The boxer was already owner of the belt by the World Boxing Association between 2011 and 2013 and as an amateur fighter, he was a gold medalist at the 2004 Athenas Olympic Games . This Saturday's challenge is considered fundamental to Povetkin's intentions to return to being one of the protagonists of world heavyweight boxing.  






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