Dillian Whyte fight time tonight for Alexander Povetkin heavyweight rematch


Dillian Whyte bids for revenge tonight when takes on heavyweight rival Alexander Povetkin.

The pair met back in August in what was billed as a warm-up bout for Whyte ahead of a world title tilt.

But despite dropping Povetkin twice in the opening rounds, Whyte himself was KO’d in spectacular fashion in the third round.

The devastating defeat cost him a shot at Tyson Fury and he now faces another long wait for his chance to become world champion.

Povetkin meanwhile has suffered two bouts of coronavirus which has pushed this fight back from its original date in January.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of tonight’s sequel…

What time will the fight start?

The main event is expected to start at around 10pm UK time which is an hour behind local time in Gibraltar.

The undercard fights will start shortly after 6pm.



Dillian Whyte takes on Alexander Povetkin tonight
Dillian Whyte takes on Alexander Povetkin tonight

How to watch on TV and via live stream

The fights will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office (Sky channel 491) and Sky Sports Box Office HD (Sky channel 492). The fight can also be live streamed on the Sky Box Office app.

The programming begins at 6pm and will cost £19.95. Replays will be available at 9am and 4pm tomorrow.

Visit the Sky Sports Box Office website for more details.

Who is on the undercard?

Ted Cheeseman vs James Metcalf

Chris Kongo vs Michael McKinson

Fabio Wardley vs Eric Molina

Erik Pfeifer vs Nick Webb

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Youssef Khoumari vs Kane Baker

Campbell Hatton vs Jesus Ruiz

Quotes corner

Dillian Whyte

“The first fight was a good fight, we both fought well, I knocked him down a couple of times and he came back to win – he landed a good punch. I’m glad that he took the rematch, I’m glad we’re here again.

“This is the most important fight of my career. Like I said this is boxing, I’ve been through ups and downs my whole life so I’m using to bouncing back, proving people wrong, showing people what I can when they’ve written me off.

“I’m good. People talking about the defeat, it’s nothing. I’m doing something, changing my life and I’m constantly improving. Povetkin’s a good fighter, top amateur, gold medallist, but I’m learning, improving and getting better every day. I’m going to leave it all on the line once again.

“The main thing is the win; I’m a competitor and I hate losing so I want to make it 1-1. I’ll get the win whatever, you’ve seen me adapt in different fight – getting off the floor and winning, out jabbed fighters that faster than me. My coaching team has worked hard on different plans and working different areas.”

Alexander Povetkin

“I’m very happy to be here, I’m relaxed, confident and the only thing on my mind right now is to go out and show some good boxing.

“I’ve almost forgotten about the last fight because this is finished. I think that Dillian will be better in the second fight then the first. At the same time, I’ll try to be more careful, pay attention more to my defence.

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“I don’t have this mindset that I’ll knock him out. It could go the distance; I’m not focusing on the knockout and I’m going to follow my plan.”





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