British boxer Dillian Whyte will have a chance for a rematch with boxer Alexander Povetkin, after the new fight was confirmed by Matchroom Boxing for March 6.
In their last fight in August, the 41-year-old Russian obtained an impressive knockout win in the fifth-round of their WBC interim title
Initially, Whyte and Povetkin were supposed to meet for a second time in late November at Wembley Arena. However, the Russian veteran tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the fight to be postponed.
But now both rivals seem to be ready and willing to have a rematch.
“This is the fight of my career, the fight of my life,” said Whyte.
In declarations given to the press of his country, the Briton analyzed his defeat in his last fight against the Russian.
“It was a good fight, I think back on it, I should have jumped at him earlier. I let him back into the fight. I was ready to go in November, I can quickly accept defeat and a setback. I’m very adaptable. For me it was a loss, but I did a lot of good things,” he added.
After recovering from coronavirus, Povetkin said he “felt great” and wanted another shot at a world title fight.
A promising clash, considering the great moment of the fighters.