The big rematch is finally here. Alexander Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte 2: Fight prediction, card, start time, odds, live stream, undercard. Whyte has a chance to avenge his shocking upset loss to Povetkin when the two clash on Saturday
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For the first four rounds of Dillian Whyte’s bout with Alexander Povetkin in August 2020, all was going to plan. Then, with just one punch from Povetkin, everything changed. Whyte had spent more than 1,000 days as the WBC’s mandatory challenger for the heavyweight championship but lost that status — and the WBC interim belt — when Povetkin landed a brutal uppercut that had Whyte out cold before he even hit the canvas.
The two men are now set to rematch on Saturday (3 p.m. ET, DAZN) at Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar. Upsets in boxing are rarely left alone without the favored fighter given a chance to get right, after all.
Whyte was biding his time for a shot at becoming heavyweight world champion, an opportunity that was unlikely to come any time soon with a logjam of potential superfights in the division involving Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. But he seemed to be ready to remain in his position after knocking down Povetkin twice in the fourth round of their first meeting. It seemed the 41-year-old Povetkin was not destined to see the scorecards, let alone have his hand raised at the end of the fight.
Just 30 seconds into Round 5, Povetkin slipped a punch, dipped to the left and unloaded with an uppercut that sent Whyte crashing to the canvas to score the huge upset.
Povetkin has only lost twice in his pro career, both coming when he received a chance to fight for the world title. He first lost a decision to Wladimir Klitschko in 2013 before being knocked out by Anthony Joshua in 2018. Another win against Whyte would keep Povetkin in the hunt for one final shot at world championship glory before he steps away from the sport.
This card may not be that deep, but it has some interesting fights for the U.K. fans to get invested in. Ted Cheeseman is back when he takes on James Metcalf in a super welterweight bout. Cheeseman, 25, has had a wild career over the last two years. He’s amassed a 1-2-1 record while challenging for the British and European super welterweight titles. Now, he takes on Metcalf for the once again vacant British super welterweight title.
Fight card, odds
Alexander Povetkin (c) +280 vs. Dillian Whyte -360, WBC interim heavyweight championship
James Metcalf -175 vs. Ted Cheeseman +150, super welterweight
Chris Kongo -270 vs. Michael McKinson +220, welterweight
Fabio Wardley vs. Eric Molina, heavyweight
Erik Pfeifer vs. Nick Webb, heavyweight
Youssef Khoumari vs. Kane Baker, super featherweight
Campbell Hatton vs. Jesus Ruiz, lightweight
The reality is that Whyte is simply the better boxer in 2021. Povetkin landed a near-perfect punch in the first meeting, but boxing doesn’t often let a Cinderella story rest and mandatory rematch clauses mean promoters are able to quickly “set things right.” Whyte was handling Povetkin well through the first four rounds of their fight, though Povetkin had been doing some sneaky work to the body in the early rounds. Povetkin is absolutely a live underdog once again, especially with Whyte having big defensive liabilities as well as Povetkin being a legitimately good boxer. However, Povetkin is coming off a bout with COVID and is quite up there in years. Whyte can push the pace, work the body and break down Povetkin before a late stoppage — as long as he can avoid that “one perfect punch” again.
What channel is Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin 2? Live stream info, start time, how to watch on DAZN
Seven months since they last stepped into the ring together, Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin are ready to dance again.
The duo met in August 2020, with Povetkin claiming Whyte’s WBC interim heavyweight championship, causing the latter to activate his rematch clause. It’s taken longer than expected to get here, with several postponements primarily due to the coronavirus pandemic, but now they’re set to square off in Gibraltar on Saturday in what should be a mouthwatering sequel.
Not only will the WBC interim title be on the line once again, but the winner of Saturday’s bout should be in line to face the winner of Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury.
Here’s the information on how to watch Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin 2.
Whyte vs. Povetkin 2 fight date, start time
Date : Saturday, March 27
Coverage : 7 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET
Whyte vs. Povetkin (approx): 10:30 p.m. GMT / 4:30 p.m. ET
The Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin fight card takes place on Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET. Whyte and Povetkin are expected to make their ring walks at approximately ?10:30 p.m. GMT / 4:30 p.m. ET, although that depends on the length of the earlier bouts.
Can I watch Whyte vs. Povetkin 2 on DAZN?
The March 27 card will stream live on DAZN in globally, except for in the UK, Ireland and China. You can sign up for a subscription here for as little as just £1.99 per month, depending on your location. If you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store.
What devices are supported on DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices.
Where is the Whyte vs. Povetkin 2 fight?
The event will take place in Gibraltar at the Europa Point Sports Complex. 500 fans will be allowed to attend in compliance with the latest COVID-19 guidelines.
Dillian Whyte record and bio
Nationality : British
Born : April 11, 1988
Height : 6’4″
Reach : 78 inches
Total fights : 29
Record : 27-2 with 18 knockouts
Alexander Povetkin record and bio
Born: September 2, 1979
Height : 6’2″
Reach : 75 inches
Total fights : 39
Record : 36-2-1 with 25 knockouts