Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte 2 takes place this weekend for the WBC ‘interim’ heavyweight title. Povetkin knocked out Whyte in round five in their first fight in August 2020 – after being dropped twice himself – to claim the belt.
The bout was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 6 but has been pushed back until Saturday, March 27.
The postponements have been a headache, Whyte tells Telegraph Sport. “It’s just p—– me off. It’s been a long camp. Next time the bell goes, I’m going straight for the jugular. I’m not trying to spend no more extra time with this guy or in this fight. Get my belts so I can go home.”
What TV channel is Povetkin vs Whyte on?
The fight is being shown on Sky Box Office in the UK, which is on channel 491 for standard definition and channel 492 for high definition.
How much will it cost to watch?
Watching live on Sky Sports Box Office will cost viewers in the UK £19.95 – it’s €24.95 for those in the Republic of Ireland – plus an extra £5 if booked over the phone on the day of the fight. All ‘self-service’ booking options such as via remote control or online remain free of additional charges.
How to watch the fight in the UK?
For those with Sky: Subscribers can purchase the fight online, through their box or via the telephone – 03442 410 888. If you’re calling from the Republic of Ireland, it’s: 0818 220 225.
How can I live stream the fight?
You can stream the fight live using the Sky Sports Box Office App on mobile devices and online – order here.
The NOW TV Smart Stick or NOW TV box is also an option for fans wanting to order the fight.
If you don’t have a Sky account, head here.
What time does the fight start?
As always with big fights, the start time is a moving target dependent on the undercard bouts, but we expect it to begin after 10pm GMT.
What have they been saying?
Whyte on the challenge facing him:
“There was days when I wanted to give up but thank God, I didn’t. I kept pushing forward and kept on defeating obstacle after obstacle after obstacle. Don’t get me wrong, it’s stressful and it’s hard and it’s difficult, but it’s easier for me to give Povetkin credit, dust myself off and do it again. I can beat this guy.”
Eddie Hearn on Whyte:
“He didn’t come through the Olympic system, he had no amateur pedigree. He used to fight on undercards for nothing just to get a chance.“He got himself into a world championship position and last August it came crashing down in just one of the most stunning knockouts and turnarounds in heavyweight history.”