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Boxing on TV tonight as Dillian Whyte takes on Alexander Povetkin in rematch

Dillian Whyte’s rematch with Alexander Povetkin takes centre stage in Gibraltar tonight as the Brit bids to avenge his shock defeat six months ago.

On that summer evening, Whyte was brutally KO’d having himself enjoyed the better start to the fight.

Povetkin has since twice battled coronavirus but will now bid to prove his first victory was no fluke and set himself up for an unlikely title at a heavyweight world title.

There is also domestic action tonight as rising super-middleweight star Willy Hutchinson takes on Lennox Clarke for the vacant British and Commonwealth titles.

Here is everything you need to know in order to watch tonight’s action…

Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin

What time will the fight start?

The main event is expected to start at around 10pm UK time which is an hour behind local time in Gibraltar.

The undercard fights will start shortly after 6pm.

Dillian Whyte takes on Alexander Povetkin tonight

How to watch on TV and via live stream

The fights will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office (Sky channel 491) and Sky Sports Box Office HD (Sky channel 492). The fight can also be live streamed on the Sky Box Office app.

The programming begins at 6pm and will cost £19.95. Replays will be available at 9am and 4pm tomorrow.

Visit the Sky Sports Box Office website for more details.

Who is on the undercard?

Ted Cheeseman vs James Metcalf

Chris Kongo vs Michael McKinson

Fabio Wardley vs Eric Molina

Erik Pfeifer vs Nick Webb

Youssef Khoumari vs Kane Baker

Campbell Hatton vs Jesus Ruiz

Quotes corner

Dillian Whyte

“The first fight was a good fight, we both fought well, I knocked him down a couple of times and he came back to win – he landed a good punch. I’m glad that he took the rematch, I’m glad we’re here again.

“This is the most important fight of my career. Like I said this is boxing, I’ve been through ups and downs my whole life so I’m using to bouncing back, proving people wrong, showing people what I can when they’ve written me off.

“I’m good. People talking about the defeat, it’s nothing. I’m doing something, changing my life and I’m constantly improving. Povetkin’s a good fighter, top amateur, gold medallist, but I’m learning, improving and getting better every day. I’m going to leave it all on the line once again.

“The main thing is the win; I’m a competitor and I hate losing so I want to make it 1-1. I’ll get the win whatever, you’ve seen me adapt in different fight – getting off the floor and winning, out jabbed fighters that faster than me. My coaching team has worked hard on different plans and working different areas.”

Alexander Povetkin

“I’m very happy to be here, I’m relaxed, confident and the only thing on my mind right now is to go out and show some good boxing.

“I’ve almost forgotten about the last fight because this is finished. I think that Dillian will be better in the second fight then the first. At the same time, I’ll try to be more careful, pay attention more to my defence.

“I don’t have this mindset that I’ll knock him out. It could go the distance; I’m not focusing on the knockout and I’m going to follow my plan.”

Willy Hutchinson vs Lennox Clarke

What time will the fight start?

The main event will start between 10.30pm and 11pm with the first fight starting just after 7pm.

How to watch on TV and via live stream

The fights will be shown on BT Sport 1 from 7pm. The bouts can also be streamed using the BT Sport app on your computer or mobile device, if you are a BT Sport customer.

Who is on the undercard?

Nathan Gorman vs Pavel Sour

Louie Lynn vs Sebastian Perez

Chris Bourke vs TBA

Mark Chamberlain vs Jordan Ellison

Eithan James vs Des Newton

Stephen Adentan vs Andrius Ruzas

Umar Khan vs Levi Dunn

Odds

Willy Hutchinson 1/10

Lennox Clarke 11/2

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Quotes corner

Lennox Clarke

“It is a massive jump for him. He is a good fighter and he’s got belief in himself.

“Personally, I think it is a little too early for him because it is a massive step-up, but you can’t knock the kid. We’ll see on the night because talk is cheap. We’re both ready, it is going to be a hell of a fight and I am excited.”

Willy Hutchinson

“It is a good fight, I am not debating that and that this fella isn’t coming to win. Of course he is coming to win.

“I am looking for the best of what he is going to bring and it will be a good fight, I am ready to rock n roll! I can’t really call him anything because I have heard good things about him. He can fight and so can I, so I can only say there is going to be fireworks on the night.”




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