The Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte rematch will take place in Gibraltar on March 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office. British heavyweight contender can avenge knockout loss to Russian rival
Last updated: 20/02/21 7:07 pm
Dillian Whyte’s crucial heavyweight rematch with Alexander Povetkin will take place in Gibraltar on a new date on March 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The British heavyweight candidate was scheduled to face Povetkin on March 6, but travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have meant the fight has been postponed for three weeks.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has now confirmed that Povetkin vs Whyte 2 will take place in Gibraltar with the Brixton man looking to avenge his knockout loss last summer.
“In today’s environment, we always have to think on our feet,” Hearn said.
“We did everything to make March 6 a reality, but with the new travel restrictions, that was impossible.
“Now we have something extraordinary, compelling and a unique setting for one of the heavyweight fights of the year – roll on the Rumble on the Rock!”
Whyte had beaten the Russian twice in the fourth round, before suffering a dramatic one-stroke loss in the fifth at Fight Camp last August.
But a revenge victory will propel Whyte into the world title race after enduring a long wait for a WBC belt shot.
Whyte has bolstered his training squad with the addition of Harold “The Shadow” Knight, former coach of Lennox Lewis, as he prepares for a career-changing fight in Portugal.