Dillian Whye and Alexander Povetkin promise ‘fireworks’ on Saturday
- Whyte and Povetkin set to square off on Saturday
- The two boxers will be fighting for a WBC Diamond belt
- Should Whyte win the fight, he keeps his mandatory challenge against Tyson Fury
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dillian Whyte takes on Alexander Povetkin on Saturday.
The two heavyweight boxers are set to face-off on Saturday night.
The two will contest the WBC ‘interim’ and ‘diamond’ belts this weekend and met for the final time before the bout in a press conference on Thursday.
Both Whyte and Povetkin promised to turn up for the night in style with both issuing aggressive statements of intent.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Russian Povetkin said:
‘I have taken responsibility to train for this fight, understanding how serious it is.
‘You have to take Dillian seriously. I don’t like to make predictions – but it will be fireworks.’
Meanwhile, Whyte knows that victory in Brentwood on Saturday means he will keep his place as the mandatory challenger for the winner of Tyson Fury’s second rematch with Deontay Wilder in 2021.
Fury and Wilder are set to take each other on in December of this year, though the fight could be pushed back into 2021 due to coronavirus restrictions.
But Whyte knows that a difficult challenge comes before that in Povetkin, who is an Olympic gold medallist.