Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin rematch set for November 21

Dillian Whyte will have an immediate chance to avenge his defeat by Alexander Povetkin after their rematch was confirmed for November 21.

The second installment of their heavyweight rivalry will take place at a venue yet to be announced.

Whyte went into his first meeting with Povetkin knowing victory would secure a shot at Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder.

But having waited more than 1,000 days for his shot at a world title, Whyte's dream went up in smoke.

The Brit dropped Povetkin twice in the third round and looked set for an early victory before disaster struck in the next round.

Matchroom also announced shows on October 4, a Sunday, which will feature Joshua Buatsi against Marko Calic and on October 17 when Lewis Ritson will take on Miguel Vazquel and Savannah Marshall will challenge Hannah Rankin for the WBO middleweight world title.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said: "I’m excited to announce our latest shows as we continue to bring boxing back during these unprecedented times.

"It’s so important to continue the momentum and as we leave behind an epic Fight Camp series, we now hope to see fans return to arenas. As those talks continue with the government, we are committed to running these shows with or without fans.

"I’m particularly pleased to see Joshua Buatsi return to the ring after a year out through illness and the pandemic. Josh is one of the most exciting young stars in the sport and he looks to make a statement as he prepares to challenge for a world title in 2021.

"As women's boxing continues its rise, Chantelle Cameron gets her chance at a world title against the dangerous Adriana Dos Santos Araujo who has a whole host of victories on her amateur and professional CV.

"A couple of weeks later, the rescheduled Newcastle card emerges with Lewis Ritson against former world king Miguel Vazquez and an all-British world title fight between Savannah Marshall and Hannah Rankin.

"Then in November, the big one, just a few weeks after one of the most dramatic Heavyweight bouts we have seen, Dillian Whyte rematches Alexander Povetkin in a must-win clash that will be full of drama."

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