Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn admits he’s nervous heading into the rematch between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte.
Back in August 2020, Povetkin scored an upset fifth-round TKO finish over Whyte. With the win, Povetkin captured the interim WBC Heavyweight Title. In the process, he also derailed Whyte’s mandatory status. This is a distinction that isn’t guaranteed to Whyte if he gets revenge on Povetkin.
Povetkin and Whyte will collide in a rematch on March 27. Hearn, who promotes Whyte, told iFL TV that he anticipates a brutal finish to the main event this Saturday night (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“I think it’s gonna suit both of them. I think it’ll be a better fight, actually, for taking place now. You can debate it, can’t you? You can talk about pros and cons, but it’s gonna be what it’s gonna be, which is incredibly violent and someone’s gonna get brutally knocked out. This ain’t gonna be a points victory or a stopped on your feet. This is gonna be a brutal knockout on Saturday night, and we hope it goes our way.”
Hearn went on to say that he’s got butterflies going into this heavyweight rematch.
“I’m extremely nervous, extremely nervous and secretly, you know, although I know how nervous I’ll be on Saturday, I can’t wait. Because these are the nights you live for, where they do their ring walk and you just go, ‘F—! It’s on now. This is it. This is the moment.’ ”
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