When this fight would take place remains uncertain given the state of the world and the complications of the schedule, but WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has said Whyte would have to fight the winner of Fury against Wilder 3 if he does. take away tonight. So there is no shortage of incentives for “The Bodysnatcher”.
Povetkin is 40 and is physically disadvantaged – almost two stones lighter than Whyte and a few inches shorter – but shouldn’t be underestimated. The only defeats of his career came against Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua.
Speaking about Povetkin, Joshua said, “He’s good, a good fighter who hasn’t lost a lot and so hasn’t gotten used to that feeling.
“He’s still hungry and will go against Dillian thinking he can win. This will require a point-based decision. ”
Before Whyte and Povetkin, Katie Taylor takes on Delfine Persoon in a rematch for the world title. Persoon took Taylor all the way in the first meeting in New York, although Taylor won on points, with some experts believing the Irish fighter to be guilty of falling to her opponent’s level. Taylor will look to avoid getting caught up in yet another brawl tonight and consolidate herself as a modern legend and undisputed lightweight champion. Persoon is a 34-year-old Belgian police officer and she enjoyed being able to silence anyone who didn’t give her a chance before the first meeting. It will remain dangerous.