Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin: How to live stream, time, venue, where to watch, who will win and all pre-buzz about the WBC game
Heavyweight superstars Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin are all set to fight against each other on August 22, Saturday, for the WBC Interim Heavyweight Title. The match was previously scheduled for May 2 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, but was shifted to 4 July and was rescheduled yet again due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of bouts have taken place since lockdown restrictions were lifted but this Saturday’s clash will be the most high-profile yet. The title fight rematch between Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon will be just before the main event.
Dillian Whyte is a British professional boxer who has held the WBC interim heavyweight title since July 2019. He has won numerous regional heavyweight titles, including the British title from 2016 to 2017. He has amassed an 11-fight win streak and is even ranked third best active heavyweight champion by The Ring magazine, fifth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Dillian took a beating in his last fight against 39-year-old Wach (36-6, 19 KOs) on December 7 last year.
Alexander Povetkin is a Russian Olympic gold medalist and a former WBA Heavyweight Champion. He had a successful kickboxing career before he entered the world of professional boxing. In his early days, when he started learning boxing, at that time he also tried his hands on wushu, karate, hand-to-hand fighting and kickboxing. Povetkin has won gold medals in ‘Heavyweight’ at ‘2003 World Championships’, ‘European Championships’ in 2002 and 2003, and the 2004 Olympics.
The match will take place on August 22, at 2 pm ET.
The match will happen at the Matchroom Boxing headquarters in Brentwood, Essex, England.
Where to watch?
You can watch it live on Sky Sports Box Office (Sky Channel 491) and Sky Sports Box Office HD (Sky Channel 492).
How to live stream?
Sky Sports Box Office is available on BT TV. You can make the purchase by either tuning into Channel 496 or by searching for the event in the BT Player.
Going by Whyte's last defeat and the fact that he doesn't have his coach for the match can go against him in this game. These factors suggest that Povetkin may have a higher chance of winning the game.