Strange things are happening right now in the world of boxing. The match between Whyte and Povetkin on August 22 will be a real spectacle for boxing fans. This match has been waiting for a long time and hopefully, the situation around COVID will not affect the whole picture.
Promoter Eddie Hearn says the fighters won’t be staying at the same hotel because that wouldn’t be safe "We are looking at the possibility of hiring a Winnebago and parking it in the private area that we have in the hotel car park because I don't think it's safe for Whyte to be around Povetkin in fight week," Hearn told, as quoted by skysports "Taylor and Persoon are incredibly edgy but, as vicious as Taylor is, I can't see her having a tear-up with Persoon in the corridor," said Hearn.
The situation is very tense. Hearn is not worried about Povetkin, but he is worried about Whyte. Whyte had some controversial statements in which he said that he was not responsible for his actions if he saw Povetkin "Whyte is a different kettle of fish.
If we don't separate these guys they will be rolling down the hill towards the A12. "It is a serious, serious point I'm making to the British Boxing Board of Control. We need to make sure those two are separated and segregated.
"I'm not worried about Povetkin, I'm worried about Whyte because he has already told me: 'If I see this guy in my face on fight week in that hotel, I can't be responsible for my actions' "So we need to make sure that we don't have issues.
Keep them apart to make sure the fight goes ahead. "We are looking at contingency plans which include the Winnebago, and we are seeing if everyone is happy in terms of quarantining. "The corridors [in the hotel]? You can't get one big heavyweight down there, let alone two!"
Joshua as a spectator
Looks like Joshua will watch their fight too, Whyte reacted to that Whyte said: "He might get a box, if he does that.
If he does that, he might get a box, there and then, one box. "He thinks it's a game, but I don't play games with these guys. They think it's a game, scream, and shout and get in each other's faces, but if he does, he will get a box." Hearn reacted: "We'll have to keep those two apart, that's a given.