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Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin report
Who won Whyte vs Povetkin?
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 was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Katie Taylor beat Delfine Persoon, Luther Clay was overcome by Chris Kongo, Jack Cullen was victorious over Zak Chelli and Alen Babic beat Shawndell Terell Winters.
Whyte vs Povetkin stats
Dillian Whyte stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 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 8 years, at 35 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, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 82 less professional rounds, 182 to Povetkin's 264.
Alexander Povetkin was ranked number 9 by the WBC in the 201lb 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 Joseph Parker on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Lucas Browne on 24th March 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Robert Helenius on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Principality Stadium, Wales.
Before that, he had won against Malcolm Tann on 19th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, United States.
He had beat Derek Chisora on 10th December 2016 by split decision in their BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
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, Alexander Povetkin had been fighting more than Dillian Whyte.
Going to this contest, Dillian Whyte had last fought 4 years, 10 months and 8 days ago, while Alexander Povetkin's last outing had been 3 years, 5 months and 29 days ago.
Whyte's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Povetkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 3 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?
The DAZN show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The Sky Box Office HD broadcast of the card is expected to start at 7:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Whyte vs Povetkin?
Dillian Whyte was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Alexander Povetkin made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+180) with oddsmakers.
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