Dillian Whyte to face Alexander Povetkin in blockbuster rematch in London in late November after shock KO loss

DILLIAN WHYTE has announced that his blockbuster rematch against Alexander Povetkin will be officially confirmed this week.

The Body Snatcher suffered a shock loss to the Russian during their first fight last month after he was dropped in the fifth round.

The 32-year-old had twice floored Povetkin in round four but was dramatically stopped in the fifth following a perfect left uppercut.

Whyte's first loss since 2015 marked the end of his run as WBC mandatory challenger.

He was in line to face champion Tyson Fury, 32, next year but will now need to enact revenge on Povetkin to win back his right to fight for the title.

Whyte has now declared that his rematch with the 41-year-old will officially be announced on Tuesday.

fight news drops tomorrow walking straight back into the fire I want all the smoke let’s go baby

He tweeted: "fight news drops tomorrow walking straight back into the fire I want all the smoke let’s go baby."

Eddie Hearn had previously revealed that Whyte has a rematch clause, which they hope to exercise for November.

He told iFL TV: "There's not many in boxing that honour contracts and honour obligations and their word.

"Andrey Ryabinksiy, Vadim Kornilov and World of Boxing, even if we didn't have a contract, and we had a shake of the hand or an agreement, they would still do it.

"These are proper, proper people. They don't want to wait till February/March so we will go November 14, or November 21."

Despite a second professional loss, Whyte has insisted he has "never been more excited" for a fight ahead of his rematch against Povetkin.

The Brixton Banger has already shared videos of himself back in the gym this month after taking a minimum two-week rest following his defeat.

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