Povetkin vs Whyte 2 confirmed for autumn schedule on Sky, featuring world title fights, Joshua Buatsi and WBSS final


1:07 Povetkin produced a shock knockout win over Whyte in Fight Camp

Povetkin vs Whyte 2 – Nov 21, Sky Sports Box Office

  • Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte

“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.”

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said: “I’m excited to announce our latest shows as we continue to bring boxing back during these unprecedented times.

“I’m particularly pleased to see Joshua Buatsi return to the ring after a year out through illness and the pandemic. Josh is one of the most exciting young stars in the sport and he looks to make a statement as he prepares to challenge for a world title in 2021. As women’s boxing continues its rise, Chantelle Cameron gets her chance at a world title against the dangerous Adriana Dos Santos Araujo who has a whole host of victories on her amateur and professional CV.

“A couple of weeks later, the rescheduled Newcastle card emerges with Lewis Ritson against former world king Miguel Vazquez and an all-British world title fight between Savannah Marshall and Hannah Rankin. Then in November, the big one, just a few weeks after one of the most dramatic heavyweight bouts we have seen, Dillian Whyte rematches Alexander Povetkin in a must-win clash that will be full of drama.

“Before all that we bring you a brilliant fight between Yuniel Dorticos and Mairis Briedis in the WBSS Cruiserweight final, and there is a whole host of other announcements to complete our autumn and winter schedule coming very soon.”

Adam Smith, Sky Sports Head of Boxing Development, said: “After the huge success of Fight Camp, we’re delighted to announce another exciting line-up of live action, including a World Boxing Super Series Final, Joshua Buatsi and Lewis Ritson back in action, and then Povetkin-Whyte 2!

“The WBSS has already supplied some classic encounters, live on Sky Sports, so we’re expecting even more drama when Mairis Briedis battles Yuniel Dorticos this month.

“Joshua Buatsi has every attribute to become one of Britain’s biggest stars – and he takes another significant step in a clash with Marko Calic. Women’s boxing is really booming, with Chantelle Cameron facing Adriana Dos Santos for the WBC super-lightweight belt on the same bill.

“Dillian Whyte is determined to avenge that shock defeat to Alexander Povetkin – and the big-hitting heavyweight duo should provide another explosive encounter on Sky Sports Box Office. After a sizzling summer, get ready for an action-packed autumn!”

Kalle Sauerland, Chief Boxing Officer of the WBSS, said: “This season, we’ve had Naoya Inoue versus Nonito Donaire and we’ve had Josh Taylor versus Regis Prograis – two fights of the year in 2019, and we expect something very special once again in our grand Season II finale in Munich.

“Briedis and Dorticos are both massive power punchers, they only move forward, and we’ve seen them both deliver before in the WBSS. So look forward to absolute fireworks on September 26 when the division’s No 1 and 2 clash for the Muhammad Ali Trophy!”

Sourse: skysports.com

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