Whyte vs Povetkin Info
Alexander Povetkin beat Dillian Whyte by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 22nd August 2020 at Matchroom Fight Camp in Essex.
The fight took place over rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.
Whyte vs Povetkin stats
Dillian Whyte stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexander Povetkin made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Povetkin had a slight advantage in power over Whyte, with a 69% knock out percentage over Whyte's 67%.
Dillian Whyte was the younger man by 9 years, at 32 years old.
Whyte had a height advantage of 2 inches over Povetkin. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Dillian Whyte & Alexander Povetkin fought out of an orthodox stance.
Whyte was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 5 year and 11 months later than Povetkin, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 100 less professional rounds, 160 to Povetkin's 260.
Alexander Povetkin was ranked number 9 by the WBC in the heavyweight division.
Whyte vs Povetkin form
Whyte had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Mariusz Wach on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Oscar Rivas on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dereck Chisora on 22nd December 2018 by knockout in the 11th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Joseph Parker on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
He had beat Lucas Browne on 24th March 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Povetkin had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Michael Hunter on 7th December 2019 by split draw in their 12 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Hughie Fury on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Joshua on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.
Before that, he had won against David Price on 31st March 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Principality Stadium, Wales.
He had defeated Christian Hammer on 15th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Dillian Whyte had been fighting more than Alexander Povetkin.
Going to this contest, Dillian Whyte had last fought 9 months and 15 days ago, while Alexander Povetkin's last outing had been 9 months and 15 days ago.
Whyte's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Povetkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 11 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Whyte vs Povetkin start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm BST at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Whyte vs Povetkin?
Whyte vs Povetkin was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.