Boxing: Whyte back on track with emphatic knockout of Povetkin in rematch

Dillian Whyte produced one of the performances of his career to gain revenge on Alexander Povetkin and put himself firmly back into the world heavyweight title picture with a clinical fourth-round knockout in Gibraltar. The Briton’s lengthy quest to earn a title shot hit the buffers after Povetkin won their first bout in Brentwood last August by catching Whyte with a bruising uppercut, despite having been put down twice prior to that fifth-round shock. In a case of deja vu, Whyte — who now improves to 28-2-0 (19 KOs) by…

Read More

Boxing: Tyson Vs Holyfield exhibition will happen on May 29

Mike Tyson has declared he will meet fellow former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield for a third time on May 29. The two boxing icons, now aged 54 and 58 respectively, have frequently floated the prospect of a trilogy encounter since footage was published of Tyson training with impressive ferocity last year. Tyson did indeed return to the ring in 2020, more than 15 years after his last professional outing, and boxed an exhibition against fellow great Roy Jones Jr. Holyfield’s representatives told The Athletic this week that Tyson’s team had…

Read More

Boxing: Messages of support lift Kelly after bruising defeat

Josh Kelly has revealed how messages of support from around the world have lifted him following the first defeat of his pro career. The Sunderland native, 26, was floored twice by European welterweight champion David Avanesyan on Saturday night before trainer Adam Booth threw in the towel in the sixth round. And Kelly (pictured above – courtesy of Matchroom Boxing) took to Instagram this morning to thank his fans and the boxing world for rallying around him. He said: “The support I’ve received, not just before this fight but after,…

Read More