Hearn targeting quick turnaround for Povetkin vs Whyte rematch, reveals rough date

Dillian Whyte may get his rematch with Alexander Povetkin just three months from now.

Britain’s ‘Body Snatcher’ was knocked out by the Russian on Saturday night and subsequently stated that he planned to activate his contractual clause to force a return.

Hearn targeting quick turnaround for Povetkin vs Whyte rematch, reveals rough date

Povetkin knocked Whyte cold in round five

Promoter Eddie Hearn has now revealed that they are eyeing a late November date in order to fit in with various timeframes.

Hearn told Boxing Social: “Dillian, really, has to go at the end of November at the latest

“That would mean a three week rest now and getting back into camp.

“He’s physically fine, we know it was a bad knockout and there will be a 28-day suspension which won’t really affect this fight.

Hearn targeting quick turnaround for Povetkin vs Whyte rematch, reveals rough date

Whyte floored Povetkin twice in the fourth

“There is going to be a big advantage for Povetkin and Whyte to do that fight before Wilder and Fury fight, because then they can push their position with the WBC.

“That’s something we’ve got to speak to Povetkin about. I think Dillian would be right and ready to box at the end of November.

“Lets see if Povetkin – we know he’s under contract for the rematch – but he’s got to be comfortable to take that fight at that period as well.

“I think all being well this fight could happen as early as November, but we’ll have to see how things go.”

Hearn targeting quick turnaround for Povetkin vs Whyte rematch, reveals rough date

Whyte and Hearn spoke post-fight about the rematch

Whyte told Sky Sports News in his first interview after the KO: “I was bossing the fight, I was winning the fight, I got clocked, it’s heavyweight boxing.

“It’s not like I got beat up round after round, I got clocked, that’s all. He dipped low, I shoot the hook, he came with the uppercut and that was it.

“The main thing is we’ve got a rematch, we’re gonna exercise the rematch, try and get it done by the end of the year.

“I’ll have a couple weeks’ rest and get straight back in the gym.”

Daniel Dubois vs Ricardo Snijders is live on talkSPORT this Saturday 29 August with coverage starting from 9pm here.

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