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Whyte weighs in lighter for crucial Povetkin clash

Whyte can secure fight with WBC champion Tyson Fury with victory

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Dillian Whyte weighed in over two stone heavier than Alexander Povetkin on Friday Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Dillian Whyte weighed in over two stone heavier than Alexander Povetkin on Friday Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Dillian Whyte weighed in almost a stone-and-a-half lighter for his crucial WBC interim Heavyweight title clash against Alexander Povetkin on Saturday.

Whyte’s intense training camp in Portugal over lockdown was clear to see, as he hit the scales at 18st 6oz, over a stone lighter than his career heaviest weight against Mariusz Wach in Saudi Arabia in December, but was still over two stone heavier than his opponent.

Povetkin came in at 16st exact, five pounds lighter then he weighed for his draw with Michael Hunter II on the same night in December, in the Middle East.

Whyte arrived at the scales dressed in a similar exuberant outfit to what Povetkin landed in the UK wearing and the pair shared an intense final face-off ahead of their crucial meeting.

The winner will be cemented as WBC champion Tyson Fury’s mandatory challenger, whilst also claiming the coveted WBC Diamond belt.

Whyte shared an intense final face-off with Povetkin Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Whyte shared an intense final face-off with Povetkin Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Whyte was almost a stone-and-a-half lighter than he was in Saudi Arabia in December Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Whyte was almost a stone-and-a-half lighter than he was in Saudi Arabia in December Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Irish great Katie Taylor weighed in heavier than Delfine Persoon for their highly anticipated Undisputed Lightweight world title rematch.

Taylor hit the scales just inside the limit at 9st 8lbs 3oz, whilst former world champion Persoon, who many thought had won their first encounter in New York, despite her defeat scaled at 9st 6lbs 7oz.

Katie Taylor was heavier than Delfine Persoon for their undisputed Lightweight world title rematch Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Katie Taylor was heavier than Delfine Persoon for their undisputed Lightweight world title rematch Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Dillian Whyte-managed Heavyweight Alen Babic tipped the scales at 14st 9lbs, whilst rival Shawndell Winters came in below the Cruiserweight limit at 13st 12lbs.

There was a 3oz difference between Welterweight rivals Luther Clay and Chris Kongo with WBO Global champion, Clay weighing 10st 5lbs 8oz and fellow undefeated Brit, Kongo weighing 10st 5lbs 5oz.

In his first fight at Super-Middleweight, Jack Cullen came in at 11st 10lbs 6oz, whilst former Southern Area titlist Zak Chelli came in just ahead of the 12st limit at 11st 10lbs 8oz, with the pair set to open Saturday’s Matchroom Fight Camp finale.

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