Alexander Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte 2 Purse: Are the Figures Made Public?

Published 03/27/2021, 7:00 AM EDT


Dillian Whyte will look forward to claiming his lost WBC Interim heavyweight title as he will step up against Alexander Povetkin in a massive rematch on March 27. The original clash in August saw Whyte fall prey to Povetkin’s uppercut. However, ‘Rumble on the Rock’ can have a different outcome. That said, there’s much more in store for both the heavyweights, exceeding the radar of titles and legacy.

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Both men are reported to have bagged lucrative deals that will see their bank balances swell by insane amounts. Although the exact numbers are yet to be disclosed, the media has already put its eyes on how much the elites can earn from the fight.

According to Sportekz, the revenue split up will be 50/50 in favor of both the fighters. But the guaranteed amount will differ, as Whyte has an upper hand over Povetkin. The Brit is guaranteed £4 million from the bout; Povetkin has been guaranteed £3.5 million.

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Meanwhile, these numbers can rise further if the PPV sales see a constant rise. Whyte and Povetkin are two of the best heavyweights of this time and have global fan bases. So, they can expect the global audience to tune in and watch them collide for the Interim heavyweight strap.

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Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte- What’s more to expect?

Akin to the first fight, the financial numbers haven’t changed abruptly and have mostly remained the same for the heavyweight pugilists. However, the fighting value has surely taken a steady rise. While several fans billed Whyte to be the absolute favorite in the first fight, the tables have turned this time.

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Recalling how badly Povetkin knocked out Whyte and left him concussed, he will legitimately have more believers on board. Moreover, Povetkin’s WBC Interim strap will allow him to challenge for the bigger titles ahead.

He will not want to lose to someone he has already beaten, but ‘The Body Snatcher’ is a top-tier name who was in the ascendancy in August. He will look to build on that and bounce back stronger in the rematch at ‘Rumble on the Rock’.

With so much on the line, Whyte vs Povetkin 2 seems to be an intriguing heavyweight thriller for all the right reasons. Do you think Dillian Whyte can avenge his loss to Alexander Povetkin?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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