WBC heavyweight interim champion Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs) will meet Alexander “Sasha” Povetkin (35-2-1, 24 KO) to unify their 12 rounds – heavyweights match at August 15, 2020. The venue for the fight is likely to be Manchester Arena in England. It is also set to feature Katie Taylor putting her world lightweight titles on the line against seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano. Both fights had originally been scheduled for Manchester this month but were postponed because of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s everything you need to know to watch Whyte vs Povetkin live stream.
The Body Snatcher has toppled Joseph Parker, Dereck Chisora and Oscar Rivas since his last professional defeat in 2015 – to Anthony Joshua. Should Whyte dispatch Povetkin in style, or indeed at all, he will power his way into the top category of heavyweight and look to land a shot at Joshua, Tyson Fury or potentially even Deontay Wilder depending on how each of those fighters’ next bouts turn out.
|Venue:||Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, UK|
|Title:||WBC Interim World Heavyweight Championship|
|Date:||Saturday 15th August 2020 (Potential)|
|Broadcast:||Sky Sports Box Office, DAZN|
|Live Stream:||Watch Here|
The bout – initially scheduled for May 2 in Manchester – was first pushed back to July 4, and has now been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis.
With no current timescale for a return to boxing in Britain, Dean believes the fight location may need to be moved, touting America as a possibility with president Donald Trump aiming to reduce lockdown measures in certain states.
Whyte has not fought since a decision victory against Mariusz Wach in December 2019 on Anthony Joshua’s undercard as he avenged his loss against Andy Ruiz Jr, an event Povetkin was also involved in.
Speaking on CasinoLounge.co.uk, Dean said: “He might have to go abroad because the British Boxing Board might not allow it. “In America, Trump is already saying that some states are going to be open earlier than others, so potentially it may go over there. Don’t miss a single moment of the Whyte vs Povetkin live action. I’ll discuss here how to watch Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin full fight online real-time TV coverage.
When is Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin?
Brixton’s Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18KOs) defends his interim WBC World heavyweight title to experienced Russian Alexander Povetkin (35-2-1, 24KOs). The undercard will take place on Saturday 4th July 2020.
What time is Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin?
Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano will collide in the co-feature, for the unified lightweight world titles. The main event – Whyte vs Povetkin fights – is expected to go ahead from 10:00pm UK time (5:00pm ET). But boxing events are often subject to delays.
Where is Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin?
The bout – initially scheduled for May 2 in Manchester Arena, Manchester, England – was first pushed back to July 4, and has now been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis. Fight might have to go abroad because the British Boxing Board might not allow it. In America, Trump is already saying that some states are going to be open earlier than others, so potentially it may go over there.
Whyte vs Povetkin undercard
On the undercard of Whyte-Povetkin, the ensuing fights will be taking place:
- Katie Taylor (15-0, 6 KOs) vs. TBA
- Martin Bakole (15-1, 12 KOs) vs. Sergey Kuzmin (15-1, 11 KOs)
- Luther Clay (13-1, 5 KOs) vs. Chris Kongo (11-0, 6 KOs).
As far as the undercard for Dillian vs. Povetkin goes, Bakole vs. Kuzmin is a decent quality match-up, but far from great. The rest of the fights are ho-hum and hardly worth pay-per-view in Brun’s opinion.
Katie Taylor would be ok to watch if she were facing someone good like Claressa’ T-Rex’ Shields (10-0, 9 KOs), but that’s not going to happen. Shields is too good, and Hearn wouldn’t let Taylor anywhere near her.
Having seen Taylor matched against a lot of weak opposition during her career, it’s about time Hearn put her in with someone with talent like Claressa Shields. Is that too much to ask of Hearn to match Taylor tough for once?
What TV Channel will the full fights be on?
The Whyte vs Povetkin full fight will air live will be Sky Sports Box Office PPV and DAZN. Fans would be less likely to complain about a NON-champion like Whyte fighting on pay-per-view if he were fighting one of these heavyweights:
- Deontay Wilder
- Oleksandr Usyk
- Luis Ortiz
- Filip Hrgovic
- Daniel Dubois
- Joe Joyce
- Andy Ruiz Jr
These are all heavyweights that would likely beat Whyte, and make him look bad in the process. Fans would be a lot more willing to watch Whyte fight on pay-per-view if he were facing those types of contenders.
Sky Sports Box Office PPV and DAZN is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via paid subscription.
Fans unhappy about Whyte vs Povetkin on PPV
Whyte vs Povetkin fights isn’t pay-per-view worthy in the eyes of a lot of boxing fans, and there’s already a massive amount of grumbling about it today. There are guys that Whyte could face that would be worthy of it being pay-per-view, but Povetkin isn’t one of them. Here are the facts: Povetkin’s record in his last three fights is 1-1-1, and you can argue that his record should be 1-2.