Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin Breakdown & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin taking place? Manchester Arena, Manchester, England

When is Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin and what time does it start? Saturday 2nd May, 2020 – 22:00 approx (UK)

What TV channel is Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin on? Sky Sports Box Office (Price TBC)

Where can I stream Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin? For viewers in the United States, the fight will be available to stream via the DAZN site website and app.

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THE LOWDOWN

DILLIAN WHYTE

  • Whyte is on a rampaging 11-fight win streak after the loss to Anthony Joshua and he is coming off a unanimous decision over Mariusz Wach in December last year.
  • Whyte has only lost once in his career and if he gets past Povetkin he has to be left as the number one contender and mandatory challenger for either Fury or Joshua’s belts.
  • Whyte has previously held the WBC Silver and International title, British title, WBO International title and will be defending the WBC interim heavyweight title against Povetkin.

ALEXANDER POVETKIN

  • After Povetkin's loss to Joshua he responded with a win over Hughie Fury and had a hard-fought battle with Michael Hunter ending in a draw.
  • Povetkin also has a wealth of top tier experience and held numerous titles with his only losses coming to Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.
  • Povetkin’s professional success has come off an extremely impressive amateur career. He won gold at the European Games (2002 and 2004) and World Championships (2003) as well as the coveted Olympic gold in Athens (2004).

THE PREDICTION

Povetkin weathered a violent early storm from Hunter putting the Russian in trouble we have not seen for a while. If he makes the same mistakes, Whyte will not let him off the hook. He has the power to expose any holes and land a knockout as well as the nous and endurance clinch a decision.

Winner: Whyte via Decision

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