Dillian Whyte’s heavyweight rematch against Alexander Povetkin rescheduled for January after Russian’s positive Covid-19 test

Dillian Whyte’s rematch with Alexander Povetkin has been provisionally rescheduled for January 30 after the Russian puncher tested positive for Covid-19.

Brixton heavyweight Whyte enforced an option in the fight contract for an immediate return after suffering a fifth round knockout defeat in August.

Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin, WBC Diamond Belt Title fight.
22 August 2020
Picture By Mark Robinson

Whyte-Povetkin was due to take place on November 21 at the SSE Arena in Wembley but the aim now is for the contest to go ahead early in 2021.

“Firstly we want to wish Alexander Povetkin a speedy recovery,” said Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. “This is a challenging time for shows. There will be lots of ups and downs over the next few months. We look forward to the fight happening in late January.”


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