Last Role Of The Dice for Povetkin?

Tonight sees Alexander Povetkin take on the WBC number one contender Dillian Whyte in which this exciting match-up will take place at Matchroom Headquarters in Brentwood.

Unfortunately the atmosphere normally associated with a big fight of this nature will not have any supporters watching at Brentwood due to precautions over Covid-19.

In a 20 year fight career,  Povetkin had an illustrious amateur career which culminated in him winning the Super-Heavyweight Gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

With a fight record of 38-2-1, Povetkin has only lost in world title fights to Wladimir Klitchko and Anthony Joshua.  However prior to the Joshua fight, Povetkin showed his vulnerability against David Price when he was left reeling from a left hook in round 3 from Price which had him staggering to the ropes.   He recovered well after a count from the Referee to knockout Price in round 5.

Joshua who initially found Povetkin’s movement and left hook difficult to deal with before stopping the Russian in the 7th round, believes that tonight could be a potential banana skin for Whyte in which he believes that Povetkin has the tools to shock Whyte and win.

Weighing in at 16 stone, Povetkin has shed 5 lbs since his last fight against Michael Hunter which ended in a draw and is clearly motivated to cause a stunning upset despite being a huge underdog according to Bookmakers.

Dillian Whyte has clearly not taken the fight lightly having looked very strong and in shape weighing 18 stone 6lbs compared to his last fight in which he weighed 19 stone 5lbs against Mariusz Wach.

“The Bodysnacher” has been on an upward curve since his only defeat to Anthony Joshua early in his career and the experience he has had with wins over Former WBO Champion Joseph Parker and Oscar Rivas should put him firmly in line to await the winner of Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder for the WBC title by defeating Povetkin by knockout.


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