Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte are set to face off in the ring Saturday for the WBC heavyweight title. We break down when the fight starts and how to watch the full card.
The WBC interim heavyweight championship is on the line Saturday afternoon when Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte square off in Gibraltar. Coverage of the main card is set to start at 3:00 p.m. ET and ring walks for the main event are expected at approximately 4:30 p.m ET. That will depend on the length of the undercard.
This title fight will air on SkySports TV and via live stream on DAZN, where you can sign up for a monthly or annual subscription. A monthly subscription is $19.99, while an annual subscription is $99.99. With a DAZN login, you can watch the fight on your computer, smart TV, Apple TV, Fire Stick, Xbox and PS4. You can also use your Android or Apple cell phone stream the fight using the DAZN app.
Dillian Whyte's rematch with Alexander Povetkin will be in the ring no earlier than 10.15pm.
Whyte has revenge on his mind for the fight with Povetkin on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
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This card may not be that deep, but it has some interesting fights for the U.K. fans to get invested in. Ted Cheeseman is back when he takes on James Metcalf in a super welterweight bout. Cheeseman, 25, has had a wild career over the last two years. He's amassed a 1-2-1 record while challenging for the British and European super welterweight titles. Now, he takes on Metcalf for the once again vacant British super welterweight title.
Plus, British welterweight prospect Chris Kongo is back when he takes on Michael McKinson in a featured bout. Kongo has amassed a 12-0 record with seven knockouts in his young pro career. He's yet to step up in competition, however, and is still awaiting a true test in the ring. McKinson is a mild step up as he owns a 19-0 record, but has just two knockouts.
Fight card, odds
Alexander Povetkin (c) +280 vs. Dillian Whyte -360, WBC interim heavyweight championship
James Metcalf -175 vs. Ted Cheeseman +150, super welterweight
Chris Kongo -270 vs. Michael McKinson +220, welterweight
Fabio Wardley vs. Eric Molina, heavyweight
Erik Pfeifer vs. Nick Webb, heavyweight
Youssef Khoumari vs. Kane Baker, super featherweight
Campbell Hatton vs. Jesus Ruiz, lightweight
The reality is that Whyte is simply the better boxer in 2021. Povetkin landed a near-perfect punch in the first meeting, but boxing doesn't often let a Cinderella story rest and mandatory rematch clauses mean promoters are able to quickly "set things right." Whyte was handling Povetkin well through the first four rounds of their fight, though Povetkin had been doing some sneaky work to the body in the early rounds. Povetkin is absolutely a live underdog once again, especially with Whyte having big defensive liabilities as well as Povetkin being a legitimately good boxer. However, Povetkin is coming off a bout with COVID and is quite up there in years. Whyte can push the pace, work the body and break down Povetkin before a late stoppage -- as long as he can avoid that "one perfect punch" again. Pick: Whyte via TKO8