London, United Kingdom
Bouts 1 - Updated Tue, Sep 15 2020
Dillian Whyte has got the chance to avenge last month's shock knockout loss to Alexander Povetkin. Povetkin, 41, knocked out 32-year-old Whyte, with an uppercut in the fifth round after Whyte had dropped the Russian twice in round four. It was his first defeat since being laid out by reigning WBA-IBF-WBO world heavyweight champion and English rival Anthony Joshua in December 2015 which cost him his status as WBC mandatory challenger. The Jamaica-born, London-based heavyweight must defeat Povetkin to revive his hopes of fighting for the WBC world heavyweight title next year, or beyond. Usyk is now No 3 in the latest WBC rankings, one spot below American Deontay Wilder, while Whyte is not even ranked.