Whyte vs Povetkin 2 LIVE RESULTS: UK start time, stream, TV channel, ring walks – latest round-by-round updates

DILLIAN WHYTE takes on Alexander Povetkin in a huge rematch as he looks to get his heavyweight world title hopes back on track TONIGHT.

The Body Snatcher, 32, was stunned by the former world champ Povetkin, 41, in Eddie Hearn's backyard in August 2020 and this time they clash over in Gibraltar.

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  • TV/ live stream: Sky Sports Box Office
  • Main event confirmed at no earlier than 10.15pm GMT
  • Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar hosts the event

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    CHEESEMAN'S THOUGHTS

    New British super-welterweight champ Ted Cheeseman gave his thoughts to Sky Sports: "Two years I'm debt free, that's the best I've boxed as a pro.

    "All I do is get better and better. I boxed, I fought. I'm No1.

    "Too many hard fights, I looked fresher tonight, I felt good, I still had plenty left."

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    CHEESEMAN WINS

    WOW!

    What a fight! Both fighters threw everything they had and in the end Cheeseman landed the knockout blow!

    Metcalf landed a heavy blow whilst his back was against the ropes but it seemed to breathe new life into Cheeseman.

    The Londoner landed a sweet combination to lay Metcalf on his back and win the fight.

    The 25-year-old wins the vacant British super-welterweight title!

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    CHEESEMAN WINS BY KNOCKOUT!

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    ROUND 11: CHEESEMAN VS METCALF

    The body shots have been key tonight for both fighters.

    Metcalf looks like he's starting to tire. He's missing some key shots and Cheeseman is looking to capitalise.

    Cheeseman has Metcalf backed into a corner again and tries to break his opponent down before returning to the centre of the ring.

    Metcalf lands a wonderful shot with his back to the ropes and the pair are going toe-to-toe!

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    ROUND 10: CHEESEMAN VS METCALF

    Cheeseman is narrowly edging it winning six rounds to Metcalf's three.

    Both of these fighters are giving it their all to win.

    Starting to see some heavy hands and heavy punches and Metcalf catches Cheeseman with a big left hand.

    Cheeseman responds with a right hand of his own.

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    ROUND 9: CHEESEMAN VS METCALF

    Cheeseman won the first five rounds, but Metcalf is closing the gap and this fight is tight!

    The 25-year-old catches Metcalf out with a nice combination.

    Cheeseman has Metcalf backed into a corner and he's trying to land some heavy shots.

    He's trying to get up close and personal, searching for an uppercut to finish the fight.

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    ROUND 8: CHEESEMAN VS METCALF

    The momentum has swung in the Liverpudlian's favour, he's comfortably won the two previous rounds.

    Metcalf is relaxed and it's turning into his kind of fight – centre of the ring, trading shots.

    The 32-year-old lands a good left hand drawing blood from above Cheeseman's right eye.

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    ROUND 7: CHEESEMAN VS METCALF

    Aggressive start by Metcalf as he looks for the upper cut.

    Metcalf is very much still in this fight, he's stepping it up and mixing it up, switching style.

    Cheeseman tries to back Metcalf into a corner to slow the fight down but his opponent fights his way out.

    Metcalf LANDS a heavy right hook and rocks Cheeseman!

    But Cheeseman has a good chin and manages to hold on to live another round.

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    ROUND 6: CHEESEMAN VS METCALF

    A gruelling fight.

    Metcalf's come out fighting for the second round in a row and he seems to have found his composure.

    The man in black is cranking up the pressure and landing a mixture of jabs and body shots.

    Metcalf is trying to take something out of Cheeseman in these middle rounds to give himself an edge heading into the final stretch.

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    ROUND 5: CHEESEMAN VS METCALF

    A much more composed and calm start to round five by Metcalf.

    The 32-year-old manages to land two good shots on Cheeseman, close to the cut above the eye.

    Both men have clearly prepared diligently for the fight, their endurance is impeccable.

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    ROUND 4: CHEESEMAN VS METCALF

    It's been a good fight so far. Quick and explosive as imagined.

    Cheeseman has had the better fight so far and he's picking his shots well but there's a long way to go.

    Metcalf has switched to southpaw as he looks to up the tempo and get on the front foot.

    The cut above Cheeseman's right eye has opened up a bit and it could present a good opportunity to Metcalf in the later rounds.

    Cheeseman LANDS a heavy right hand and looks to finish the fight but Metcalf holds on!

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    ROUND 3: CHEESEMAN VS METCALF

    Metcalf tries to start round three on the front foot but ends up getting caught with a right hook by Cheeseman.

    Cheeseman is having the better of the action – he's picking his shots really well.

    Metcalf times and lands a good right hand and is looking to finally figure out his range.

    The 32-year-old has struggled to get going and match Cheeseman thus far.

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    ROUND 2: CHEESEMAN VS METCALF

    Cheeseman got caught under the eye in the first half but he doesn't seem to be fazed by it.

    The 25-year-old lands a good body shot followed by a right hook.

    Both men are planted in the middle of the ring, standing their ground in round two.

    Cheeseman is favouring the body shots in the hope of slowing Metcalf down and so far it's been a successful strategy.

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    ROUND 1: CHEESEMAN VS METCALF

    London's Ted Cheeseman takes on Liverpool's JJ Metcalf.

    Both men like stepping in, both men are aggressive and stand their ground!

    Metcalf plants his feet early and looks to land some big punches, but he's unable to unsettle Cheeseman.

    Some early strikes being traded. Cheeseman is landing some nice right hands.

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    CHEESEMAN VS METCALF

    The undefeated JJ Metcalf is first to make his way to the ring!

    Cheeseman has a couple of losses under his belt but he's battle-hardened and he won't go down without a fight.

    Matthew Macklin thinks we're in for an absolute belter: "I can see this one catching fire.

    "[Ted] Cheeseman has been in with better opposition, he's shown versatility.

    "[JJ] Metcalf hasn't boxed in a year, maybe there's some ring rust. But this should be really good."

    12 rounds of boxing! Here we go!

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    CHEESEMAN VS METCALF UP NEXT

    Ted Cheeseman and JJ Metcalf are up next!

    The vacant British super-welterweight title is up for grabs and this could be a cracking fight!

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    MAIN EVENT BUILD-UP

    Both Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte are in the building!

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    HATTON CAMPS THOUGHTS

    Campbell Hatton reflects on his debut professional win but also admits he didn't box his best: "I'm made up with it, it's my pro debut, you only get one.

    "I didn't box my best. I can do a lot better than that, my nerves go to me in there.

    "I've always boxed like that.

    "The toughness is different, he's a grown man [Jesus Ruiz], I was surprised by how durable he was.

    "But I'm dead happy with it. I have a lot of the same strengths that my dad had, especially with the body shots.

    "If I get that to where my dad had it, not many will last."

    Uncle Matthew and dad Ricky gave a similar assessment, highlighting the fast start but often leaving himself [Campbell] open.

    Campbell will carry the Hatton name and his dad couldn't be prouder: "I am glad we have these masks on so nobody can see me crying.

    "It is such a proud night for the family.

    "The opponent was perfect, very durable and Campbell showed in flashes what he can do.

    "He did get too involved a couple of times but that will improve with experience."

  • Joshua Mbu

    BLUE MOON

    Relive Campbell Hatton's first professional ring-walk!

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    HATTON VS RUIZ: HATTON WINS

    Campbell Hatton wins his professional debut beating Jesus Ruiz by decision with the judges scorecards in his favour.

    The judges scored the fight 40-36.

    Hatton was at times too eager to finish the fight and he let his guard down in the defence department.

    But he got through the fight and beat Ruiz who is 12 years his senior.

    It's nice to see his dad Ricky in the building who will undoubtably be proud of his son!

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    ROUND 4: HATTON VS RUIZ

    Hatton is trying a little bit too hard, he's looking for a knockout in his first professional fight.

    And it sometimes leads to a slight neglect in the defence department.

    Ruiz has taken some strong body shots, but still finds himself well in the fight.

    Hatton has switches his attention to the jab but ends up getting caught.

    Campbell then lands a heavy body shot and looks for the finish but time is running out.

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    ROUND 3: HATTON VS RUIZ

    Hatton comes out swinging, much like he did in round one and two.

    Campbell lands a combination of body shots which are taking their toll on Ruiz.

    The 20-year-old is looking for the knockout on his first professional fight and who can blame him.

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    ROUND 2: HATTON VS RUIZ

    The famous digs to the body have clearly been adopted by Campbell.

    Hatton is landing some strikes and has Ruiz backed into a corner.

    Ruiz's nose is bleeding slightly, but is managing to land the odd one or two counter punches.

    The 20-year-old is full of energy…. landing body shot after body shot and Ruiz might just be saved by the bell.

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    ROUND 1: HATTON VS RUIZ

    Both Hatton and Ruiz trade blows in the middle of the ring early doors.

    Hatton is landing some heavy body shots trying to wear down his opponent and possibly finish this fight inside the first round.

    An all-out assault in the first round, no sign of debut nerves for the 20-year-old.

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