Dillian Whyte, Derek Chisora and Alexander Povetkin all set to quarantine together at same Holiday Inn
Dillian Whyte, Alexander Povetkin, Derek Chisora and Dave Allen will be together in a heavyweight melting pot over the next two weeks.
Ahead of their Fight Camp pay-per-view headliner on August 22, Whyte and Povetkin will travel to the UK from their overseas training camps.
The Brixton man has been preparing out in Portugal while his opponent did so in his native Russia.
Current government rules state that the pair must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, so the plan is for them to make early entries into Matchroom’s ‘bubble’ setup at the Brentwood Holiday Inn.
Because of the early arrival, Povetkin has recruited a couple of sparring partners who will join him in the ‘bubble’ for some late sessions before the bout.
One of these just so happens to be Whyte’s old enemy, Chisora.
Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports: “[We’re having] ongoing conversations still with the government about still trying to reduce the 14-day quarantine to seven days.
“If that’s not done this week, they’ll be flying over on Thursday and they’ll be putting themselves into a 14-day quarantine and coming into the bubble.
“Povetkin’s gonna be in the bubble from Friday sparring with Dave Allen and Dereck Chisora, who also enter the bubble to get tested.
“So you’re gonna probably get Povetkin, Chisora, Allen and Dillian Whyte all in the bubble.
“And you’ve got Allen and Chisora helping out Povetkin, so Whyte’s not gonna be over the moon.
“God knows what’s gonna happen over the next couple of weeks.”
Whyte beat Chisora by a contentious points decision back in 2016, before settling any controversy with a conclusive knockout in their rematch two years later.
It appeared as though their issues were settled after the second bout.
However, the feud has reignited of late and could reaching boiling point in the ‘bubble’.