Dillian Whyte to meet Alexander Povetkin on 2 May

Dillian Whyte is the WBC’s ‘interim’ heavyweight champion

Britain’s Dillian Whyte, a mandatory challenger for one of Tyson Fury’s heavyweight titles, will meet Alexander Povetkin in Manchester on 2 May.

Whyte has only lost once – to Anthony Joshua – in 28 fights, while Russian Povetkin is a former world champion.

“I am not overlooking him. He will come in shape, he’s tough and very well-schooled,” said Whyte.

“I’ve got respect for him but I’m on to maximum violence, straight animal instinct.”

More to follow.

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