Dillian Whyte to fight Alexander Povetkin on August 22 in Matchroom Fight Camp finale in Eddie Hearn’s garden – The Sun
DILLIAN WHYTE will fight Alexander Povetkin on August 22 in the final show of Eddie Hearn's back garden boxing shows.
Last month the Matchroom promoter sensationally revealed he wants the sport to resume in a ring erected at his home.
Then on Wednesday Hearn teased a promo for 'Fight Camp' that showed a landscape video of where all the action will take place.
The announcement of who is fighting on what shows and when is expected on Friday.
Now The Athletic is reporting that Whyte vs Povetkin will feature "in the finale of Matchroom Fight Camp".
Mike Coppinger posted on Twitter that "the heavyweight showdown will be streamed on DAZN and culminates four weeks of fights from Eddie Hearn’s garden".
Hearn wants to stage five-bout fight nights across four consecutive Saturdays on his 15-acre piece of land in Brentwood, Essex.
There will be "around 80 to 90" people on the £1million site.
Conor Benn could kick start the run of behind closed doors events by challenging British welterweight champion Chris Jenkins before the backyard brawls close with Whyte's pay-per-view clash against Povetkin.
That fight was originally scheduled for May 2 before the coronavirus pandemic put paid to that and all other live sport in the UK.
Whyte hasn't lost a pro bout since being stopped by Anthony Joshua way back in 2015, seeing off Dereck Chisora, Joseph Parker and Oscar Rivas in that time.
Povetkin himself was beaten by Joshua in 2018 but has since fought back by dismantling Hughie Fury and securing a split-decision draw with Michael Hunter.
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