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It's a Heavyweight battle to be settled this weekend and it takes place in Europe, the Isle of Gibraltar to be exact, for an interesting setting for a rematch and a chance at the huge payday down the road for the winner. And, we're ready to preview it on the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast."
Host T.J. Rives and guests David Payne of BoxingWriter.co.uk, Marquis Johns of BigFightWeekend.com and Manouk Akopyan of BoxingScene.com and the L.A. Times are aboard to preview the Alexander Povetkin-Dillian Whyte showdown and more.
Last August, the former WBA World champ Povetkin was losing to Whyte, having been knocked down twice. But, a Thunder Bolt uppercut from the Russian laid out Whyte (above) in the fifth round for a devastating KO. Now, Whyte wants revenge, while Povetkin gets a huge payoff to fight him again.
David Payne has insight live from England on what could be Whyte's last stand, as a big-time contender? And, Akopyan, who's based in L.A., gives us the latest on the Triller app's success last Fall with venturing into boxing. But now, what's up with their dispute with Mike Tyson, as well?
Finally, T.J. and Marquis stick around for more on Povetkin-Whyte II, including the betting odds, etc. Whyte is currently favored at -400 on the money line, but a Povetkin second straight KO might be the "sharp" play here.
The guys also go over the Matchroom Boxing undercard on this one, as DAZN will stream the show in the U.S. on Saturday afternoon.
Hear all of it on "The Big Fight Weekend" podcast and make sure to subscribe/review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.!!