“We are in the final phase of approvals”: Alexander Povetkin’s promoters unveil heavyweight fight with Dillian Whyte is about to be confirmed
- Alexander Povetkin’s fight with Dillian Whyte is almost confirmed
- The competition will take place in April or May this year
- The Povetkin promoters have not ruled out a future rematch with Michael Hunter
- The Russian has been unbeaten since he lost to Anthony Joshua in 2018
Alexander Povetkin is getting closer to a fight with Dillian Whyte, according to his promoters.
Negotiations between the two hunter camps over a heavyweight fight in April or May are promising and it is assumed that an agreement will be concluded soon.
However, the World of Boxing Promotions Company admits that no contract has yet been signed.
Alexander Povetkin’s next fight – which will take place in April or May – is almost finished
The Russian probably plays Dillian Whyte, who plays an undefeated run of 11 games
They said to Sky Sports: “We are in the final phase of approvals. Final clarity may appear in the near future.
“I don’t like to talk about anything before I sign the contract. For the moment, only Whyte is considered an opponent for the next Povetkin fight. ”
The Whyte competition is said to be Povetkin’s third fight since losing Anthony Joshua in Wembley in September 2018.
Since then, the Russian defeated the British Hughie Fury in the summer before moving to Michael Hunter from the US in Saudia Arabia last December.
Povetkin signed with Michael Hunter (right) in December – but a rematch could still take place
Many believe that a rematch with the American is the most appropriate next challenge for Povetkin and his promoters have not ruled out a Hunter rematch in the near future.
She added: “This does not mean that the second fight with Michael Hunter is no longer interesting for us.
“The Whyte-Povetkin fight is very interesting for boxing fans right now. This is clear to us and the British side.
Povetkin has been unbeaten since losing to Anthony Joshua (right) in a fight in 2018 at Wembley
Whyte (left) is also losing since being defeated by Joshua five years ago
“And for the boxers themselves, this is probably the most promising fight in terms of a career now.”
“After the fight with Whyte we can return to the second fight with Hunter. Povetkin signed a competition with Hunter in December for the title of mandatory challenger for the WBA, after which both athletes knew their desire to hold a rematch. “
Whyte has also been unbeaten since losing a Joshua collision in London in 2015. The Briton has since won his last eleven fights, the most recent of which was a tenth-round win over Mariusz Wach in Saudia, Arabia, two months ago.