WATCH LIVE: Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin – Katie Taylor vs Persoon II Weigh In

19:00 LIVE ON SKY SPORTS AND SKY SPORTS BOX OFFICE

19:15 RING WALK

10 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight contest
JACK CULLEN 11st 10lbs 6oz v ZAK CHELLI 11st 10lbs 8oz
(Little Lever) (Fulham)

followed by

Smith Jr vs. Vlasov - official ESPN weights

19:30 LIVE ON SKY SPORTS BOX OFFICE (encrypted)

8 x 3 mins Heavyweight contest
ALEN BABIC 14st 9lbs 0oz v SHAWNDELL WINTERS 13st 12lbs 0oz
(Croatia) (USA)

followed by

10 x 3 mins WBO Global Welterweight Title
LUTHER CLAY 10st 5lbs 8oz v CHRIS KONGO 10st 5lbs 5oz
(Bracknell) (Bermondsey)

followed by

10 x 2 mins Undisputed Lightweight World Titles
KATIE TAYLOR 9st 8lbs 3oz v DELFINE PERSOON 9st 6lbs 7oz
(Ireland) (Belgium)

Amir Khan not interested in Conor Benn fight

followed by

12 x 3 mins WBC Interim and Diamond Heavyweight Titles
DILLIAN WHYTE 18st 0lbs 6oz v ALEXANDER POVETKIN 16st 0lbs 0oz
(Brixton) (Russia)

DILLIAN “The Body Snatcher” WHYTE (GB)

WBC Interim Heavyweight Champion, 1st title defense
Age: 32 / Date of birth: April 11, 1988
Residence: London, England, United Kingdom / Birthplace: Port Antonio, Jamaica
Record: 27-1, 18 KOs / Total rounds: 155
Height: 6’4″ – 193cm / Reach: 78″ – 198cm / Stance: Right-handed
Interim World championship fights: 1-0, 0 KOs

ALEXANDER POVETKIN (Russia)

Benn beats Vargas, calls out Amir Khan!

Ranked WBC No. 9 at heavyweight
Age: 40 / Date of birth: September 2, 1979
Residence: Chekhov, Russia / Birthplace: Kursk, Russia
Record: 35-2-1, 24 KOs / Total rounds: 255
Height: 6’2″ – 188cm / Reach: 75″ – 191cm / Stance: Right-handed
World championship fights: 4-2, 3 KOs

WBC HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

1. Sonny Liston (US) 1963 – 1964
2. Muhammad Ali (US) 1964 – 1967
3. Joe Frazier (US) 1968 – 1973
4. George Foreman (US) 1973 – 1974
5. Muhammad Ali (US) * 1974 – 1978
6. Leon Spinks (US) 1978
7. Ken Norton (US) 1977 – 1978
8. Larry Holmes (US) 1978 – 1983
9. Tim Witherspoon (US) 1984
10. Pinklon Thomas (US) 1984 – 1985
11. Trevor Berbick (Can) 1986
12. Mike Tyson (US) 1986 – 1990
13. James Douglas (US) 1990
14. Evander Holyfield (US) 1990 – 1992
15. Riddick Bowe (US) 1992
16. Lennox Lewis (GB) 1993 – 1994
17. Oliver McCall (US) 1994 – 1995
18. Frank Bruno (GB) 1995 – 1996
19. Mike Tyson (US) * 1996
20. Lennox Lewis (GB) * 1997 – 2001
21. Hasim Rahman (US) 2001
22. Lennox Lewis (GB) * 2001 – 2003
23. Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine) 2004
24. Hasim Rahman (US) * 2005 – 2006
25. Oleg Maskaev (Kazakhstan) 2006 – 2008
26. Samuel Peter (Nigeria) Interim 2007 – 2008
27. Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine)* 2008 – 2014
28. Bermane Stiverne (Haiti-US) 2014 – 2015
29. Deontay Wilder (US) 2015 – 2020
30. Dillian Whyte (GB) Interim 2019 –
31. Tyson Fury (GB) 2020 –

* Regained title

WBC TOP 10

1. Muhammad Ali (US)
2. Mike Tyson (US)
3. Lennox Lewis (GB)
4. Larry Holmes (US)
5. Evander Holyfield (US)
6. George Foreman (US)
7. Joe Frazier (US)
8. Vitaly Klitschko (Ukraine)
9. Sonny Liston (US)
10. Ken Norton (US)

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY

25 heavyweight world champions have been recognized by the WBC, five of whom have regained the title: Muhammad Ali (US), Mike Tyson (US), Lennox Lewis two times (GB), Hasim Rahman (US), Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine).

119 heavyweight world championship fights have been held in WBC history.

MEMORABLE WBC HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS

Feb. 22, 2020 Tyson Fury TKO7 Deontay Wilder – Las Vegas
Nov. 23, 2019 Deontay Wilder KO7 Luis Ortiz – Las Vegas
Jul. 20, 2019 Dillian Whyte W12 Oscar Rivas (Interim) – London
Dec. 1, 2018 Deontay Wilder D12 Tyson Fury – Los Angeles
Mar. 3, 2018 Deontay Wilder TKO10 Luis Ortiz – Brooklyn
Jan. 17, 2015 Deontay Wilder W12 Bermane Stiverne – Las Vegas
Oct. 11, 2008 Vitali Klitschko TKO9 Samuel Peter – Berlin
Mar. 8, 2008 Samuel Peter TKO6 Oleg Maskaev – Cancun
Apr. 24, 2004 Vitali Klitschko KO8 Corrie Sanders – Los Angeles
Jun. 21, 2003 Lennox Lewis TKO6 Vitali Klitschko – Los Angeles
Jun. 8, 2002 Lennox Lewis KO8 Mike Tyson – Memphis
Nov. 17, 2001 Lennox Lewis KO4 Hasim Rahman – Las Vegas
Apr. 22, 2001 Hasim Rahman KO5 Lennox Lewis – Brakpan
Mar. 19, 1999 Lennox Lewis D12 Evander Holyfield – New York
Sep. 2, 1995 Frank Bruno W12 Oliver McCall – London
May 8, 1993 Lennox Lewis W12 Tony Tucker – Las Vegas
Apr. 19, 1001 Evander Holyfield W12 George Foreman – Atlantic City
Mar. 18, 1991 Mike Tyson TKO7 Donovan Ruddock (Eliminator) – Las Vegas
Oct. 25, 1990 Evander Holyfield KO3 James Douglas – Las Vegas
Feb. 11, 1990 James Douglas KO10 Mike Tyson – Tokyo
Jul. 21, 1989 Mike Tyson TKO1 Carl Williams – Atlantic City
June 27, 1988 Mike Tyson KO1 Michael Spinks – Atlantic City
Nov. 22, 1986 Mike Tyson TKO2 Trevor Berbick – Las Vegas
Mar. 22, 1986 Trevor Berbick W12 Pinklon Thomas – Las Vegas
Apr. 11, 1981 Larry Holmes W15 Trevor Berbick – Las Vegas
Oct. 2, 1980 Larry Holmes TKO11 Muhammad Ali – Las Vegas
Sep. 28, 1979 Larry Homes TKO11 Earnie Shavers – Las Vegas
Jun. 9, 1978 Larry Holmes W15 Ken Norton – Las Vegas
Oct. 1, 1975 Muhammad Ali TKO15 Joe Frazier – Manila
Oct. 30, 1974 Muhammad Ali KO8 George Foreman – Kinshasa
Mar. 8, 1971 Joe Frazier W15 Muhammad Ali – New York
Dec. 10, 1968 Joe Frazier W15 Oscar Bonavena – Philadelphia
May 21, 1966 Muhammad Ali TKO6 Henry Cooper – London

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

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