Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin 2: Fight Analysis and Prediction

Published 03/25/2021, 9:00 AM EDT


The stout heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin will headline the main event on Saturday night. This is one of the most eye-catchy contests for 2021 as it holds a pivotal role in molding both the fighter’s pro-boxing careers. The duo will fight for the WBC interim heavyweight title and a winner among the two will line himself up for a massive title shot.

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The last time Whyte and Povetkin boxed each other was in August 2020, where the ‘Russian Vityaz’ closed the show by finishing Whyte in round 5.

In fact, prior to getting floored, the ‘Body Snatcher’ knocked Povetkin down twice in the fight. But Whyte fell prey to the latter’s vicious uppercut and was left unconscious on the canvas.

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Ever since that brutal loss, the Brit asked for an immediate rematch. In fact, the fight was even set for November 2020, however; the Russian succumbed to COVID-19, and this bout got pushed ahead and will go down on Saturday.

Whyte has spent countless hours in the gym to prepare for this fight. He is looking to turn the tide in his favor this time and vanquish the ‘Russian Vityaz’ from his throne. The ‘Body Snatcher’ has a long-time dream of competing for the heavyweight world title, and he is just one win away from the same.

Povetkin will look forward to producing the same result in this rematch. Just like Whyte, he too is desperate to claim a win and make himself viable for a title shot.

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Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin 2 – Fight Analysis

After a loss to Povetkin, Whyte will unquestionably walk into this fight as an underdog. He enjoys fighting in bursts and is extremely comfortable if the fight goes for full-fledged 12-rounds. Yet, he needs just one hit to conclude the show, and that’s what he will look to do in this rematch.

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On the flip side, the ‘Russian Vityaz’ has a slight edge over the ‘Body Snatcher’ in terms of the number of fights taken. Furthermore, he leads the duo in their head-to-head meetings.

Moving into this fight, he will look ahead to follow the same game-plan and capitalize on Whyte’s mistakes.

Despite all the above numbers and stats, we’re going with the underdog Dillian Whyte to win this fight.

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Prediction – Dillian Whyte wins via T/KO in round 6. 

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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