Russian heavyweight Povetkin, hospitalized for Covid-19
The heavyweight rematch between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte must be stopped because the Russian has tested positive for Covid-19
A World Boxing Council (WBC) interim heavyweight rematch between Russia’s Alexander Povetkin and Britain’s Dillian Whyte was postponed to January after the Russian was admitted to hospital with COVID-19, promoter Eddie Hearn said Tuesday.
‘Body Snatcher’ Whyte was knocked out by Povetkin, 41, a 2004 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, in the fifth round of their fight in London last August. The rematch was scheduled for November 21 behind closed doors at London’s Wembley Arena.
Unfortunately, we received the news today that Alexander Povetkin is in the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. The fight will now be rescheduled to the scheduled date of January 30, ”Hearn said on Twitter.
Povetkin fought Britain’s Anthony Joshua of Great Britain for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO title