‘Matchroom Fight Camp’ Results: Dillian Whyte Vs. Alexandr Povetkin, Katie Taylor Vs. Delfine Persoon

For in-depth coverage of the following fights, check out the provided links: 

Dillian Whyte v. Alexander Povetkin 

Katie Taylor v. Delfine Persoon

The finale of “Matchroom Fight Camp” is looking to end with a bang. With two titles on the line, the future of the men’s heavyweight and women’s lightweight divisions are in the balance.

“Fight Camp” will be taking place in the backyard of Matchroom Boxing’s U.K. office in Essex on August 22. The main event will be Dillian Whyte defending his interim WBC Heavyweight Title against Alexander Povetkin. The co-main event will see Katie Taylor defend her WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Lightweight Titles in a rematch against Delfine Persoon.

Whyte (27-1) has not fought since December when he beat Mariusz Wach via unanimous decision. On an eleven-fight win streak, “The Body Snatcher” won the interim WBC title against Oscar Rivas in July. The 32-year-old has been the number one-ranked fighter for the WBC since 2017. A win would secure a fight against the winner of Tyson Fury v. Deontay Wilder III.

Povetkin  (35-2-1) last fought in December as well, fighting Michael Hunter to a split decision draw. He is 1-1-1 in his last three fights, his last win against Hughie Fury for the vacant WBA International Heavyweight Title.

The co-main event will be a rematch between WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO Lightweight Champion Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon. The two faced off against one another last June inside Madison Square Garden. Taylor won via majority decision in a fight that had the New York crowd on their feet. Taylor (15-0), who recently beat Christina Linardatou for the WBO Junior-Welterweight Title, was supposed to face Amanda Serrano before plans were nixed.

Persoon (44-2) had her 34-fight win streak snapped as a result of the loss to Taylor. She rebounded in November, beating Helen Joseph via unanimous decision for the interim WBA Super-Featherweight Championship.

FIGHT SPORTS will be providing coverage for “Fight Camp” IV!

For in-depth coverage of the following fights, check out the provided links: 

Dillian Whyte v. Alexander Povetkin 

Katie Taylor v. Delfine Persoon

Main Card (2 p.m. ET, DAZN) 

Alexander Povetkin def. Dillian Whyte via TKO (:30 into round five) – interim WBC Heavyweight Title

Katie Taylor (c) def. Delfine Persoon via unanimous decision – (98-93, 96-94, 96-94) WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Lightweight Titles

Chris Kongo def. Luther Clay via TKO (2:44 into round nine)

Alen Babic def. Shawndell Winters via TKO (2:20 into round two)

Jack Cullen v. Zak Chelli ended in a split decision draw (93-97, 95-95, 96-95)

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