Whyte vs Povetkin 2 Live: Main event confirmed at no earlier than 10.15pm Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte’s rematch in Gibraltar is the main event at the ‘Rumble on the Rock Full undercard updates.
The Briton will hope to gain revenge and close in on a world title shot with both compatriots Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury on a collision course to unify all four world titles. The probability of the winner of that highly-anticipated fight holding on to all four belts beyond their first meeting is far from certain, which could lead to Whyte or Povetkin scooping up an opportunity to win a vacant belt.
Whyte is fully aware of the importance this fight holds in his career, and after patiently waiting for so long a second defeat to the veteran Russian will likely leave him a long way back from what he craves most, a shot to become the heavyweight champion of the world: “It’s the most important fight of my career.
“But I’ve been through ups and downs my whole life; I’m used to coming back and proving people wrong, I’m used to showing people what I can do if they write me off. The main thing is to win. I’m a competitor and I hate losing at anything so I want to make it 1-1. That’s the plan.
New WBO global welterweight champ Michael McKinson spoke to Sky Sports after his massive win over Chris Kongo: “I feel on top of the world.
“I want to thank Eddie [Hearn] for the opportunity.
“It’s winner stays on, isn’t it? I can’t wait for my fans to travel.
“Nobody gave me a chance. My dad is a great trainer. I’m finally getting the credit I deserve.
“There were lot of close rounds, not a lot happening, he could’ve nicked the rounds doing nothing.