Dillian Whyte will get the chance to avenge his stunning knock-out defeat to Alexander Povetkin in a rematch on November 21, Matchroom Boxing has announced.
British heavyweight Whyte’s hopes of a world-title shot were blown away by Povetkin in August when he was knocked out in the fifth round having dominated the fight.
“I’m over the moon to have the rematch,” said Whyte. “As soon as I got out of the ring, I was looking for confirmation that the fight would be on. I can’t wait to get back in the ring and get back what is rightfully mine.
“I’m looking to do what I said I would the first time, and that’s beat Alexander Povetkin.”
The first fight was staged as part of Matchroom’s Fight Camp, which was held at their headquarters in Essex, and the venue for Whyte-Povetkin II has yet to be confirmed.
“I’m excited to announce our latest shows as we continue to bring boxing back during these unprecedented times,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
“It’s so important to continue the momentum and as we leave behind an epic Fight Camp series, we now hope to see fans return to arenas.
“As those talks continue with the government, we are committed to running these shows with or without fans.”