The blockbuster rematch between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte is confirmed, with the training camps underway. Povetkin is confident he can knock out Whyte for the second time with his brutal uppercut. However, the bookies are not convinced siding their Povetkin vs Whyte 2 odds in favor of Whyte to revenge.
The world’s biggest heavyweight fight in the spring of 2021 is set to take place on 6 March. The date has been finalized but the location is yet to be determined. This is practically the third date set after the postponement of 30 January and November fights. Povetkin believes he can repeat his brutal knockout of Whyte again. But, online gambling sites in the Russian Federation expect the rematch to have a different outcome.
Povetkin the winner of the first fight by KO will be stepping into the ring as an underdog with 3.25 odds, as per Bet365 Sportsbook. Whereas the Povetkin vs Whyte 2 odds are strangely favoring the Brit heavyweight Whyte with a value of 1.33.
Whyte to step in with a flashback of the August KO
Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte vows to bounce back big from his huge loss to Povetkin on 22 August 2020. Whyte was seemingly dominating that fight winning all the first four rounds and knocking Povetkin down twice in the fourth round. However, everything changed when suddenly Povetkin caught Whyte with an uppercut in the fifth. In a split of a second Whyte was put to sleep on the canvas, reminding the audience of his similar loss to AJ in 2015.
The 32-year-old with a record of 27-2, 18 KOs, Whyte needs badly to settle his score with Povetkin. Should he fail to do so, online sportsbook news sites in the Russian Federation suggest his world title hunt will end forever. The stakes are very high for both fighters, especially that this time they will fight for the WBC Diamond belt. Whyte still has a career in front of him. Thus it will be a shame to see his career end so soon.
Povetkin exposed Whyte’s weakness
Povetkin took the WBC interim status from Whyte when he produced the brutal uppercut. He is 41 with a record of 36-2-1, 25 KOs. Povetkin does not have much to pursue in his career other than continuing to be relevant at the top level. He challenged Klitschko for the lineal in 2013 and AJ for the unified titles in 2018 but lost both fights.
Povetkin vs Whyte 2 odds figures Povetkin as the underdog even though he won the first time. That is probably due to Povetkin’s age and health complications in the last couple of months. But, Povetkin found Whyte’s weakness, and he can hunt for another KO in a comfortable manner. So, him being the underdog does not do just to him.
The rematch night will feature some other interesting fights on the undercard. The undefeated heavyweight prospect Fabio Wardley will face the former title challenger Eric Molina. Besides, the legendary Ricky Hatton’s som, Campbell is going to have his debut on the same night. If you would like to see all the best odds of the other fights, check out the review about Bet365 Sportsbook.