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Whyte-Povetkin rematch set for November 21 in London

Whyte out for Povetkin revenge; Buatsi, Ritson return in packed Matchroom autumn schedule

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Alexander Povetkin will face Dillian Whyte in an immediate rematch on November 21st Photo Credit: Matchroom Boxing
Alexander Povetkin will face Dillian Whyte in an immediate rematch on November 21st Photo Credit: Matchroom Boxing

Dillian Whyte will face Alexander Povetkin in an immediate rematch on November 21st, whilst Joshua Buatsi will kick off Matchroom Boxing’s packed autumn schedule.

Whyte was knocked out cold in the fifth round against Povetkin in a dramatic conclusion to last month’s Fight Camp, when seemingly on the verge of victory, following two knockdowns in round four.

Whyte, 32, saw his immediate world title hopes dashed, with Povetkin replacing him as mandatory challenger to Tyson Fury, although Whyte has the opportunity for revenge, with Wembley Arena and the Royal Albert Hall reportedly in play, dependant on whether crowds are permitted in line with government regulations over COVID-19.

And ‘The Body Snatcher’ has promised to rectify the result with an emphatic knockout victory, 13 weeks after his stunning loss.

“I’m over the moon to have the rematch,” Whyte said.

“As soon as I got out of the ring, I was looking for confirmation that the fight would be on.

Povetkin knocked Dillian Whyte in stunning fashion at Fight Camp Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / Matchroom Boxing
Povetkin knocked Dillian Whyte in stunning fashion at Fight Camp Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / Matchroom Boxing

“I can’t wait to get back in the ring and get back what is rightfully mine.

“I’m looking to do what I said I would the first time and that’s beat Alexander Povetkin.

“There won’t be any major adjustments, but I just need to be more switched on and not get distracted.

“He was able to use his experience against me. I will be a lot more focused and sharper in the rematch.

“I’m coming to win and knock him out. I’m coming to even the score and the only way to do that is by knocking him out.”

Whyte floored Povetkin twice in the fourth round Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Whyte floored Povetkin twice in the fourth round Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Former world champion, Povetkin was given a hero’s welcome back in Russia following the bout and the 41-year-old insists he will prepare diligently to ensure he repeats the feat in the second fight.

“I’ve rested well, spent time with my family, and now that the date of the rematch is known, I will soon return to my training camp and prepare as thoroughly as I did for the first fight,” Povetkin said.

“As I said before the first fight and after it too, Dillian Whyte is a good, strong boxer. I will be ready to enter the ring on November 21.

“I hope it will be another beautiful fight for the fans.”

Povetkin claimed the WBC interim Heavyweight title and Diamond belt after his upset over Whyte Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Povetkin claimed the WBC interim Heavyweight title and Diamond belt after his upset over Whyte Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Light-Heavyweight contender, Joshua Buatsi will open Matchroom’s autumn schedule, defending his WBA International title against unbeaten Croat Marko Calico on October 4th, with a venue to be confirmed.

On the undercard, Chantelle Cameron challenges for the vacant WBC Super-Lightweight belt against unbeaten Brazilian, Adriana Dos Santos Araujo, whilst the English Middleweight crown is on the line between Linus Udofia and John Harding Jr.

Lewis Ritson will finally face Miguel Vazquez in a rescheduled clash for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Super-Lightweight title at the Newcastle Arena on October 17th.

Elsewhere on the card, Savannah Marshall, who was set to challenge for the vacant WBO Light-Heavyweight title on the original April 4th bill will instead face former IBO Super-Welterweight titlist Hannah Rankin for the vacant WBO 160lbs crown.

Newcastle favourite Lewis Ritson makes his return against Miguel Vazquez on October 17th Photo Credit: Boxing Scene
Newcastle favourite Lewis Ritson makes his return against Miguel Vazquez on October 17th Photo Credit: Boxing Scene

Full schedule:

Sunday 4th October

Joshua Buatsi vs Marko Calic

Chantelle Cameron vs Adriana Do Santos Araujo

Linus Udofia vs John Harding Jr

Aqib Fiaz vs Kane Baker

Alen Babic vs Niall Kennedy

John Hedges (debut)

Saturday 17th October

Lewis Ritson vs Miguel Vazquez

Savannah Marshall vs Hannah Rankin

Thomas Patrick Ward vs TBA

Ukashir Farooq vs TBA

Joe Laws vs TBA

Qais Ashfaq vs TBA

Saturday 21st November

Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte

Undercard details TBA

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