Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin Set, Anthony Yarde's Next Fight | Fight-Size Boxing Update

Here's your fight-size boxing update for March 4, 2020:

- Dillian Whyte will fight Alexander Povetkin for the interim WBC heavyweight title on a Matchroom Boxing card from the Manchester Arena on May 2. This fight does have some stakes as far as the WBC world title scene for 2021 is concerned. It's worth noting that Whyte is set to be the mandatory challenger to the WBC world title currently being held by Tyson Fury in February 2021.

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- WBA minimumweight world champion Knockout CP Freshmart (real name Thammanoon Niyomtrong) defeated Norihito Tanaka to retain his title in Thailand by unanimous decision. Scores at ringside were 119-108, 120-107, 120-107.

- Don King Promotions won the purse bid for the WBA "Regular" heavyweight title bout between beltholder Mahmoud Charr and interim titleholder Trevor Bryan with a bid of $2 million. Per the WBA rules, the split should be 75-25 in favor of the champion. Contracts with a date and location must be submitted to the WBA by March 22. Per the WBA, here are the options for dates and locations for the bout:

  • May 23 in Las Vegas or New York
  • May 30 in Kinsasha, Congo
  • May 30 in Qatar or Saudi Arabia

- Former WBO light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Yarde will face Lyndon Arthur on the Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce undercard on April 11 at The O2 in London. Arthur is is coming off a win over Emmanuel Anim for the Commonwealth light heavyweight title last November.

- While chatting with the Inside PBC Boxing crew about Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2, and in light of Deontay Wilder's interesting excuse for why he lost to Tyson Fury, Larry Merchant recalled some of his favorite all-time explanations from boxers for why they lost a fight.

- Jonathan Esquivel will face Dormedes Potes in an eight-round middleweight fight as part of the March 14 PBC on FS1 card from the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Cobia Breedy vs. Eugene Lagos and Liván Navarro vs. Demarcus Layton are set for the FS1 prelim card.

- DR Promotions has announced the signing of junior welterweight prospect Nahir Albright (7-1, 2 KO). Albright, will be in action on March 7 when he takes on Andrew Rodgers on the inaugural RDR Promotions card at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

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