Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin 2: Full Undercard Prediction

Published 03/25/2021, 12:00 PM EDT


Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin are all charged up to confront each other this weekend. The pair will contend with each other for the WBC interim heavyweight title. It is set to be one of the most prolific matchups for 2021.

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Including the Whyte vs Povetkin main event fight, there are several other contests in the undercard which look promising. That said, here’s a preview of the undercard on how they might appear on display.

Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin 2: A look at the undercard

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There will be five undercard fights in total, including two title fights. Here is the prediction for all the fights on this exuberant undercard.

Ted Cheeseman vs James Metcalf (Vacant British super-welterweight title) 

The undefeated Metcalf will enter the boxing ring this weekend to take on the underdog Ted Cheeseman. Metcalf exhibits a sublime track record of 21 wins and moving into this fight, he will look to secure his 22nd. He exhibits swift in-ring movements and lands his power hits by capitalizing on his opponent’s weaknesses.

With this style, he might create cosmic problems for Cheeseman, who enjoys taking his fights to the judge’s scorecards. Cheeseman showcases a pro-boxing record of 16-2-1. He has good knockout power, but in his past few fights, he hasn’t been able to finish his opponents.

Prediction – James Metcalf wins via a T/KO in round 8. 

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Chris Kongo vs Michael McKinson (WBO global welterweight title)

The second title fight on this undercard will take place between the WBO global welterweight titleholder, Chris Kongo, and challenger Michael McKinson. This will be the champ, Congo’s first title defense. He has a short yet attractive track record of 12 wins and 0 losses.

He is a solid counter puncher, who has all the skill sets in his bag to overpower his opponents.

On the other side, McKinson will provide a tough outing to the champ, as he himself exhibits an undefeated stint in the sport and has 19 wins to his name. A huge chunk of his victories has arrived via decision, but he doesn’t really possess the crucial knockout power.

This might turn out as a fleck for McKinson, as Kongo has some stern punching power. Despite that, this fight promises to be an absolute war between the two.

Prediction – Chris Kongo wins via T/KO in round 5. 

Eric Molina vs Fabio Wardley (Heavyweight) 

One of the most renowned heavyweights, Eric Molina, will take up the ring space after almost 2 years. He last fought in 2019 against Filip Hrgovic and ended up on the losing vertical. The veteran is keen to put his boxing run on the track and subsequently fight for the title.

He holds a pro-boxing resume of 27-6 and more than anyone else, he’s himself desperate to get back to winning ways.

His opponent, Fabio Wardley, is already making wonders in the big men’s division. He has just 10 wins to his name, but out of all those wins, a whopping 9 has arrived via T/KO. He has crushing power and just needs one hit to close the show.

Prediction – Fabio Wardley defeats Eric Molina via T/KO in round 4.

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Erik Pfeifer vs Nick Webb (Heavyweight)  

The undefeated Erik Pfeifer will take on the veteran Nick Webb. Pfeifer holds 7 wins to his name and hasn’t really fought some stout opponents. But this fight will unquestionably turn out to be his toughest test to date. Pfeifer adapts an offensive approach to counter his opponents, and he will principally look forward to doing the same against Webb.

On the other hand, Webb has crucified 16 opponents until now. He has the ability to walk his opponents down and batter them with colossal right hands. Both of them have an attacking approach and a better man on fight night will claim a crucial ‘W’ to their name.

Prediction – Nick Webb wins via a unanimous decision. 

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Youssef Khoumari vs Kane Baker (Super-featherweight)

This undercard consists of a captivating featherweight contest between Youssef Khoumari and Kane Baker. Khoumari, the undefeated pugilist, and an abrupt favorite in this fight will put his undefeated streak to the test. He has 11 wins to his name and wants to challenge the bigwigs of his division. He has knockout power as well as the ability to fight until the last gong of the fight.

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Whereas his opponent, Kane Baker, hasn’t quite maintained an impressive track record. With 14 wins and 7 losses, Baker is trying to stay relevant in the division. But Khoumari’s skillsets will be too much to handle for Baker, who will have to dig in real deep to hand over the fellow Brit his first loss.

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Prediction – Youssef Khoumari wins via unanimous decision. 

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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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