Eddie Hearn announced the date of the revenge bout between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin. According to sources, the fight will happen at the beginning of March and can determine the future of the British boxer. Login Casino follows the latest sports news in boxing and shortly explains the pre-match situation.
Eddie Hearn, the director of Matchroom Sports promotion company and famous boxing promoter, named the Whyte vs. Povetkin rematch date. The British manager says the bout will happen on March 6. The other details like the match's place aren't announced until the deal isn't signed, while there are no doubts that Matchroom books the first Saturday of March.
What will be the future of both boxers after the fight?
The importance of this fight cannot be overestimated for both boxers. Thus, it's surely the last chance for Dillian to prove his competitiveness on the top-scene and hope for title bouts soon. Before his loss to the Russian, Whyte was the mandatory challenger for the WBC belt and was waiting for the outcome of the Fury vs. Wilder third bout. If the 32-year-old Britisher knew that the latter clash was canceled, he'd probably ignore the fight with Povetkin and took his chance for a belt fight.
For Povetkin, who is nine years older, every next bout is decisive. Alexander lost only twice during his career, but he was almost ignoring the top fighter during his path. Nevertheless, his stylish knockout victory over Whyte on August 22 looked persuasive and placed the Russian in the pole position in the heavyweight boxing division at the moment at least. Another win over the Britisher surely will open the path for the title bout at the end of the career, while the loss can facilitate his retirement.