Eddie Hearn’s four-weekend experiment in his own back garden concludes with the fourth Fight Camp event on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin clash for the right to be considered the WBC’s mandatory challenger to Tyson Fury (or Deontay Wilder, should the trilogy fight happen anytime soon and end in victory for the Bronze Bomber) in an eagerly anticipated heavyweight main event.
In chief support, Katie Taylor will defend the undisputed women’s lightweight championship against Delfine Persoon, whom she defeated via an extremely polarising decision following a closely contested thriller at Madison Square Garden last summer.
Both Whyte and Povetkin will know that nothing other than a victory will suffice if they are to attempt to muscle in on the top of a maximum-weight division that is really taking shape with the likes of Fury, Wilder and Anthony Joshua.
Meanwhile, Hearn has been quoted as saying that Taylor was “fuming” after enduring over a year of taunts from Persoon and numerous fight fans who regarded the decision to award the first fight — one Hearn called “one of the best he’s ever seen” — to the champ as the wrong one.
The bad blood between the women and the punching power of the heavyweights should guarantee an exciting conclusion to what has so far been a successful attempt by Matchroom to find a way to provide live boxing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s a complete guide to the big event:
Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin fight date, start time
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 22
- Time: 7 p.m. BST/2 p.m. ET
Fight Camp 4 will begin at 7 p.m. BST/2 p.m. ET with main event ringwalks anticipated for around 10:15 p.m. BST/5:15 p.m. ET, although the time depends on the length of the earlier fights.
Whyte vs. Povetkin TV channel, live stream
- U.K.: Sky Sports Box Office
- U.S.: DAZN
In the U.K., the Whyte vs. Povetkin fight is on Sky Sports Box Office.
The fight is available on DAZN in the U.S., along with the following markets: Canada, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Japan. In addition to those countries, select beta testers worldwide are able to watch the fight ahead of the upcoming global roll-out of the service.
DAZN can be streamed on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com.
Pricing options for DAZN vary globally. For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.
Where is Whyte vs. Povetkin taking place?
The fourth and final Matchroom Fight Camp in August will, like the first three, be staged at Matchroom’s own HQ in Brentwood, Essex, England.
Whyte vs. Povetkin fight card at Fight Camp 4
- Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs) vs. Alexander Povetkin (35-2-1, 24 KOs), 12 rounds for the WBC interim world championship
- Katie Taylor (15-0, 6 KOs) vs. Delfine Persoon (44-2, 18 KOs), 10 rounds for the undisputed lightweight world championship
- Luther Clay (13-1, 5 KOs) vs. Chris Kongo (11-0, 6 KOs), 10 rounds for the WBO global welterweight championship
- Alen Babic (3-0, 3 KOs) vs. Shawndell Winters (13-3, 12 KOs), eight rounds at heavyweight
- Jack Cullen (18-2, 9 KOs) vs. Zak Chelli (7-1, 3 KOs), 10 rounds at super-middleweight.