Eddie Hearn’s four-weekend experiment in his own back garden concludes with the fourth Fight Camp event on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin clash for the right to be considered the WBC’s mandatory challenger to Tyson Fury (or Deontay Wilder, should the trilogy fight happen anytime soon and end in victory for the Bronze Bomber) in an eagerly anticipated heavyweight main event.
In chief support, Katie Taylor will defend the undisputed women’s lightweight championship against Delfine Persoon, whom she defeated via an extremely polarising decision following a closely contested thriller at Madison Square Garden last summer.
Both Whyte and Povetkin will know that nothing other than a victory will suffice if they are to attempt to muscle in on the top of a maximum-weight division that is really taking shape with the likes of Fury, Wilder and Anthony Joshua.
Meanwhile, Hearn has been quoted as saying that Taylor was “fuming” after enduring over a year of taunts from Persoon and numerous fight fans who regarded the decision to award the first fight — one Hearn called “one of the best he’s ever seen” — to the champ as daylight robbery.
The bad blood between the women and the punching power of the heavyweights should guarantee an exciting conclusion to what has so far been a successful attempt by Matchroom to find a way to provide live boxing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s a complete guide to the big event:
Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin, Katie Taylor vs. Delfine Persoon fight date, start time
Date: Saturday, Aug. 22
Time: 7 p.m. BST/2 p.m. ET
Fight Camp 4 will begin at 7 p.m. BST/2 p.m. ET with main event ringwalks anticipated for around 10 p.m. BST/5 p.m. ET, although the time depends on the length of the earlier fights.
Whyte vs. Povetkin, Taylor vs. Persoon TV channel, live stream
U.K.: Sky Sports Box Office
DAZN will also be showing Fight Camp 4 Whyte vs. Povetkin live stream and exclusively in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland.