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Dillian Whyte fight with Alexander Povetkin to top action-packed MONTH of boxing in Hearn’s Matchroom HQ back garden


DILLIAN WHYTE will headline Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom HQ’s ‘Fight Camp’ finale as he faces Alexander Povetkin.

Promoter Hearn will stage four consecutive Saturday night shows kicking off on August 1 and finishing on the 22nd.

 Dillian Whyte will headline Eddie Hearn's Matchroom HQ's 'Fight Camp' finale as he faces Alexander Povetkin

Dillian Whyte will headline Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom HQ’s ‘Fight Camp’ finale as he faces Alexander PovetkinCredit: PA:Press Association

 Promoter Hearn will stage four consecutive Saturday night shows kicking off on August 1

Promoter Hearn will stage four consecutive Saturday night shows kicking off on August 1Credit: Richard Pelham – The Sun

Whyte, 32, will close out the month-long boxing bonanza by defending his WBC ‘interim’ title against Povetkin, 40, on pay-per-view – which was was set for May but axed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Per the British Board of Boxing Control’s rules, only five fights can take place per event.

Hearn has Sam Eggington headlining the first show in a super-welterweight fight against Ted Cheeseman.

The undercard features James Tennyson vs Gavin Gwynne for the vacant British lightweight title, Jordan Gill vs Reece Bellotti, a heavyweight clash between Fabio Wardley and Simon Vallily for the vacant English belt and Dalton Smith against Nathan Bennett.

Following that seven days later the first world title fight takes place between WBC champion Teri Harper, who makes her first defence against Natasha Jonas.

Chris Billam-Smith will also put up his Commonwealth cruiserweight title against Nathan Thorley.

Anthony Fowler faces Adam Harper, Aqib Fiaz fights Kane Baker and prospect Hopey Price is also due to feature.

The week after Felix Cash defends his commonwealth middleweight belt against ex-world title challenger Jason Welborn.

On the undercard Zelfa Barrett faces Eric Donovan, Kieron Conway meets Navid Mansouri, popular Londoner Shannon Courtenay will face Rachel Ball with John Docherty also scheduled to fight.

The closing show follows a week later with Irish superstar Katie Taylor providing chief support for Whyte, as she defends her undisputed lightweight titles but is yet to have an announced opponent.

Anthony Joshua sparring partner Martin Bakole faces Sergey Kuzmin on the undercard with Luther Clay fighting Chris Kongo.

Dillian Whyte to fight Alexander Povetkin on August 22 in Matchroom Fight Camp finale in Eddie Hearn’s garden


Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk

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