The British heavyweight is on the brink of a shot at the world title against the winner of the third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
Whyte knows defeat here and all his good work and patience is wasted.
Povetkin, too, is probably on his last chance at 40 years old, meaning defeat here for him will almost certainly put him to the back of the queue and several years away from a shot at either the WBC champion or a rematch with Anthony Joshua, who holds the WBO, WBA and IBF titles.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fight, including when we can expect the fighters to walk to the ring.
When and where is the fight?
The fight is on 22 August at the Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex.
How can I watch the fight and is there a live stream?
You can watch the fight on Sky Sports Box Office.
Existing Sky subscribers can purchase the fight here for £19.95.
While non-subscribers can also purchase the fight here for £19.95.
The coverage will begin from 7pm, live on Sky Sports Box Office (Sky channel 491), Sky Sports Box Office HD (Sky channel 492) and UHD 1 (event will not carry Dolby Atmos).
While you can also purchase the fight through the Sky Sports Box Office app – meaning NowTV customers can also view the fight.
Simply purchase the fight here and then download the Sky Sports Box Office app on your NowTV device, then log into the app using your Sky Sports Box Office account details and watch the action unfold.
We can expect Whyte and Povetkin to ring walk by 10pm as the first bell is set for 10:15pm.
Eddie Hearn as also revealed the time for the undercard fights to start:
- Cullen v Chelli: 7.10pm
- Babic v Winters 8pm
- Clay v Congo: 8.45pm
- Taylor v Persoon: 9.30pm
- Whyte v Povetkin: 10.15pm
- KO/TKO: 11/10
- Decision: 6/4
- KO/TKO: 6/1
- Decision: 7/1