The details of Dillian Whyte’s rematch with Alexander Povetkin are set to be announced on Tuesday, according to ‘The Body Snatcher’ himself.
Whyte’s hopes of an immediate shot at the WBC world heavyweight title were destroyed in one devastating moment on August 22 by a left uppercut from Povetkin which planed the Brixton man on his back.
That fifth-round stoppage – after Whyte himself had scored two knockdowns in the fourth round – saw Dillian lose his spot as the WBC’s mandatory contender, and that planned showdown with the winner of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3.
Wilder and promoter Eddie Hearn both said in the immediate aftermath of that stunner at Matchroom Fight Camp that they would go for a rematch straight away, with the hope it can be staged before the end of 2020.
Hearn has since mooted either November 14 or 21 in London as the likely landing spot and Whyte revealed in a Tweet on Monday that the official announcement is just hours away.
fight news drops tomorrow walking straight back into the fire I want all the smoke let’s go baby @eddiehearn @matchroomboxing @skysportsboxing #WHYTEVPOVETKIN2 #ANYONECANGETIT #TBS #MAXIMUMVIOLENCE pic.twitter.com/429hzSeqw3
— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) September 14, 2020
Hearn meanwhile himself teased that there are announcements to come on Tuesday, and it seems Whyte vs Povetkin 2 won’t be the only news he is revealing.
In a Tweet he said he would be making “multiple” fight announcements and tagged in both his UK broadcast partner Sky Sports and his US partner DAZN.
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) September 14, 2020
The Whyte vs Povetkin rematch would be a major part of what looks like being a stacked finish to 2020 from a heavyweight perspective – COVID-19 permitting.
Unbeaten prospects Daniel Dubois (15-0) and Joe Joyce (11-0) are currently slated to face off at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday October 24, with Oleksandr Usyk’s (17-0) showdown with Dereck Chisora (32-9) mooted for the following weekend.
Then comes Whyte vs Povetkin 2, followed by two huge matches to finish the year, involving British world heavyweight champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
First Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev (28-1) at the O2 Arena on Saturday December 12.
Then, a week later on Saturday December 19, it is hoped Fury can have his trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.