“Officially, the decision to postpone has not been made, although there is talk about it in connection with the situation in the UK with the coronavirus.

We have also discussed the possibility of holding this fight in another country.

So far, no one knows how it will turn out, "RIA Novosti quotes Ryabinsky.

He noted that he does not exclude the option of postponing the battle, but so far he does not believe that the likelihood of this is high.

In addition, he drew attention to the fact that it is not easy for athletes to get in shape if the deadline is postponed.

“I would very much like to know the timing in advance, but everything else does not bother us so much,” Ryabinsky added.

The first fight between Povetkin and White, which took place in August, ended with the victory of the Russian by knockout in the fifth round.

Povetkin then won the interim WBC heavyweight title.

The second fight was scheduled for November 21, but was postponed twice due to the coronavirus infection detected in the Russian.

At the moment, it is planned to hold a duel on March 6.

During his career, 41-year-old Povetkin had 39 fights, in 36 of which he won, suffered two defeats, and another fight ended in a draw.

Earlier, the WBC recognized Povetkin's knockout in a fight with White as the best in 2020.