DILLIAN WHYTE has a date for revenge against Alexander Povetkin with a fight scheduled for November 21.
Whyte will have the chance to avenge his shock KO loss in just over two months’ time.
The Body Snatcher was dropped by his Russian opponent in the fifth round of their encounter last month.
Whyte, 32, had the upper hand in the fight having sent Povetkin to the canvas TWICE in the previous round.
But the heavyweight contest came to the most dramatic of conclusions when Whyte was sparked out with a single, devastating uppercut.
The WBC’s No1 contender for over 1,000 days quickly exercised his rematch clause.
And even in the post-fight media was urging Eddie Hearn to get the rematch on before the end of the year.
He will be desperate to avenge his first loss since 2015 – a win second time round would return him to the position of WBC mandatory challenger.
Whyte insisted he has ‘never been more excited’ for a fight ahead of the rematch with 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.
And it was Whyte who let the cat out of the bag regarding the date of the rematch earlier today on Twitter.
Hearn previously revealed a rematch clause was in place and that they wanted to get it on in 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.”