Start time: 2200, 27/03/2021
TV: Sky Sports Box Office
Dillian Whyte will be gunning for revenge and the WBC interim heavyweight title when taking on Alexander Povetkin again in Gibraltar.
The Londoner was left stunned when suffering a fifth-round knockout in their first clash last August, but is expected to learn from his mistakes in the rematch.
We believe the Body Snatcher will stay focused this time and 8/11 for him to win inside the distance is our first Whyte vs Povetkin 2 prediction.
A Look At Dillian Whyte’s Betting Odds
Whyte had been unbeaten since losing to Anthony Joshua in December 2015 prior to his initial bout with Povetkin.
The 32-year-old looked on course to justify being a hot favourite that night when controlling the early rounds and flooring Povetkin twice in the fourth.
However, he was caught flush on the chin by a left uppercut in the fifth which knocked him clean out.
Whyte is convinced a different outcome is in store in the rematch, though, promising to finish off his opponent if getting on top again.
“I’m going to get the win and get the win in style,” he declared. “I’m definitely going for the knockout this time, 100 per cent.
“All hell will break loose if I knock him down again this time, trust me.
“I can beat him, I was beating him before and I know I can beat him. I just want to get in there and put the wrong right straightaway.
“We’re not considering a loss, we’re daring to get the win. I wasn’t getting outclassed, it was just one of those things in heavyweight boxing.
“I was bossing the fight, I switched off for a second and got caught. It hasn’t damaged me in any way mentally or physically.”
Looking at the Whyte vs Povetkin 2 odds, we like 13/5 for the Briton to get the job done between rounds 5-8.
A Look At Alexander Povetkin’s Betting Odds
Povetkin deserves the utmost respect for a stellar career, having turned pro after claiming a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics.
His only losses in the paid ranks have come against Wladimir Klitschko on points and versus Anthony Joshua via a seventh-round stoppage.
One look at the man nicknamed Sasha shows what a fanatical trainer he is and tales of his spartan camps in Gelendzhik are legendary.
However, a December 2019 draw with Michael Hunter hinted that Father Time was beginning to catch up with the 41-year-old.
Even more alarming was his lack of punch resistance in the first fight against Whyte, until pulling his own stunning piledriver out of nowhere.
“He showed last time he’s still got a lot left in the tank and he’s a dangerous guy,” commented Whyte.
“But a win should put me in a way better situation because he beat me last time, he’s a former Olympic gold medallist, a former world champion, so it should put me just under the top two, really.”
Whyte may have a long wait before ever getting a crack at Joshua or Tyson Fury, but completing this revenge mission will at least put his name back in the reckoning for mega pay-days.
For those wanting a bigger price, let’s add 11/1 for the favourite to oblige in round six to our Whyte vs Povetkin 2 betting tips.
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