Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin 2 is OFF

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Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin 2 is OFF | boxen247.com


Due to Alexander Povetkin testing positive for COVID-19, the November 21st rematch between Povetkin and Dillian Whyte is off.

“Firstly we want to wish Alexander Povetkin a speedy recovery,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “This is a challenging time for shows. There will be lots of ups and downs over the next few months. We look forward to the fight happening in late January.”

“Unfortunately we got the news today that Alexander Povetkin is in [the] hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. The fight will now be rescheduled to a target date of Jan 30.”

“Povetkin contracted the coronavirus, he has a fever. There is another person on the team who tested positive, all measures have been taken. Everyone, including Povetkin, is isolated,” Andrei Ryabinsky to tass.

“Everything is fine, there are no physical threats. Alexander is in a good clinic, he only has a fever, but nothing critical. Alexander himself will not comment on anything further. He is focused on his treatment,” a team spokesman stated.

“Alexander Povetkin will retain the status of the official challenger for the WBC title,” said WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman.

“Alexander is now isolated in a Moscow facility, taking care of his health. The rematch will definitely take place in 2021.”

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