Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin 2 tale of the tape: How fighters compare ahead of huge rematch at Rumble On The Rock

DILLIAN WHYTE is looking for instant revenge when he faces Alexander Povetkin in their rematch in Gibraltar on Saturday.

Billed as the 'Rumble on the Rock', the Body Snatcher knows he must beat the Russian knockout specialist if he wants to keep his world title dreams alive.

Whyte was stopped in brutal fashion by Povektin in the fifth round of their bout in August as an uppercut left him sprawled across the canvas.

But the Brixton boxer has vowed to get back to winning ways after he suffered just the second defeat of his professional career.

Here SunSport breaks down how the two fighters – who will be spending fight week on a £143million super yacht – compare ahead of the huge weekend fight.

Whyte has age on his side, as the 32-year-old is nine years younger than the former WBA heavyweight champion.

As you'd expect, Povetkin has been involved in more fights that his rival, and boasts more wins and knockouts.

The pair have both lost the same amount of fights, with the duo each being knocked out by WBA, WBO and IBF champ Anthony Joshua.

Povetkin – who drew against Michael Hunter in December 2019 – suffered his first loss of his career against Wladimir Klitschko in 2013, where Dr Steelhammer outpointed him.

Whyte stands an inch taller than his upcoming opponent, and he also has a better reach (78 in) than Povetkin (75in).


And Whyte knows he will have to use his jab effectively on the weekend as Povetkin floored him after stepping inside.

Whyte showed in their first encounter that he has the power to hurt Povetkin, after he dropped him twice in the fourth round before being knocked out.

Should Whyte put Povetkin down again, he has stated that he will go in for the kill and not let his opponent get back up.

He said: "I’m going to get the win and get the win in style. I’m definitely going for the knockout this time, 100 per cent.

"All hell will break loose if I knock him down again this time, trust me.

“I can beat him, I was beating him before and I know I can beat him. I just want to get in there and put the wrong right straightaway. We’re not considering a loss, we’re daring to get the win.

"I wasn’t getting outclassed, it was just one of those things in heavyweight boxing. I was bossing the fight, I switched off for a second and got caught. It hasn’t damaged me in any way mentally or physically."

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