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Whyte vs Povetkin: Anthony Joshua to be in attendance for Sky Box Office

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The heavyweight titleholder will be in the house on Saturday.

British boxer Anthony Joshua wins back his world heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua will be in the house — or the garden, anyway — this Saturday, as he’ll be working as a commentator for the Sky Box Office presentation of Matchroom’s Fight Camp show, headlined by Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin.

American fans won’t hear Joshua on DAZN, as the commentary feeds are different, but UK fans will have Joshua providing analysis for the heavyweight main event.

Joshua (23-1, 21 KO) is a longtime rival of Whyte (27-1, 18 KO), having taken Whyte’s “0” back in Dec. 2015. The two have gone back-and-forth some in the press since then, and had a pretty heated build to their fight five years ago.

There has been some talk from the Whyte camp about some sort of altercation with Joshua post-fight on Saturday, so that’s some sort of selling point, I suppose. And Eddie Hearn has talked about the possibility for Joshua and Whyte to wind up doing an undisputed championship rematch, with the potential for Whyte to either take the WBC title — for which he’s mandatory challenger — from Tyson Fury in early 2021, or wind up in a vacant title bout if Fury balks and just gives up the belt.

But Whyte has to deal with Povetkin (35-2-1, 24 KO) first, and we can’t stress enough that Povetkin is not a gimme opponent on Saturday.

Bad Left Hook will have full live coverage on Saturday for the Whyte-Povetkin card, starting at 2 pm ET.