Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin taking place? Matchroom Fight Camp, Brentwood, UK

When is Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin on and what time does it start? Saturday 22nd August, 2020 – 21:00 (UK)

What channel is Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin on? Sky Sports Box Office

Where can I stream Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin? This event will take place without spectators

THE LOWDOWN

Dillian Whyte has won 11 bouts in a row since his only defeat as a professional against Anthony Joshua back in December 2015. Although his frustrating wait for another world title shot continues, Whyte will still be very well-motivated and determined to put in a very strong showing against Alexander Povetkin - and even though the fight is behind closed doors that will not lessen his hunger for victory.

The fact that Alexander Povetkin’s only two defeats in the pro ranks have come in title fights against Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua show what a tough competitor he is. Time is not on his side though, and as he approaches his 41st birthday there are sure to be questions over how much he has left in the tank, especially given his performance in his draw against Michael Hunter in his last outing last December.

THE PREDICTION

This much-anticipated bout is finally set to take place after being previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both fighters are true competitors who won’t be deterred that the fight is taking place without the atmosphere created by a big crowd and they are set to treat us to a very entertaining full-blooded encounter. Whyte has the edge in terms of weight, size and reach - not to mention the age factor - he might find it hard to stop Povetkin within 12 rounds but victory on points seems likely.

Prediction: Whyte to win on points

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