Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte are going to face against each other for the second time. Ahead of their fight, let's take a look at 5 Must-Know facts about Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte II.
Povetkin won super heavyweight gold at the 2004 Olympics. His amateur career record is 125-7 with all his losses avenged.
In his first amateur bout, in 2009, aged 20, Whyte defeated Anthony Joshua by unanimous decision over three rounds. Whyte's amateur record is 6-0-0 (5 KO's)
Povetkin has a professional record of 36-2-1 (W-L-D) with winning 25 matches by KO/TKO. He has lost against Anthony Joshua & Wladimir Klitschko and a draw against Hughie Fury. He is former WBA Heavyweight Champion and current WBC Interim Heavyweight Champion.
Dillian Whyte has a professional record of 27-2 with 18 wins by KO/TKO. He is a former WBC Interim Heavyweight Champion. He lost twice in his career when he fought against Anthony Joshua and recently against Alexandar Povetkin where he lost his title.
Povetkin was knock-down twice in round 4 by Whyte. However, Povetkin made a comback in first 30 seconds of round 5 and knocked out Whyte with a brutal uppercut and won the match by KO resulting in him becoming the new WBC Interim Heavyweight Champion.
The fight was supposed to take place on 2 November, 2020. However Povetkin tested positive for COVID-19 and the fight was postponed. The new and confirmed date for the event is 27 March, 2021.
The fight is scheduled to take place at the multi-purpose Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar.