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Why Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte rematch is going to Gibraltar

The Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte rematch has been delayed by a month and will now take place in Gibraltar

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Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte 2 heads to Gibraltar (Mark Robinson/Matchroom)
Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte 2 heads to Gibraltar (Mark Robinson/Matchroom)

Dillian Whyte’s eagerly anticipated rematch with Alexander Povetkin is heading to Gibraltar on a new date of Saturday March 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all other markets excluding the UK and Ireland.

The British Heavyweight contender was set to face Povetkin on March 6, but travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have meant the fight has been pushed back three weeks.

Brixton’s Whyte will be attempting to avenge his shock knockout defeat to Povetkin last summer, with an announcement on a venue to be made in due course.

Matchroom Sport Managing Director Eddie Hearn said: "In the current environment we are always having to think on our feet. We did everything to try and make March 6 happen, but with the new travel restrictions it was impossible. Now we have something outside the box, compelling, and a unique setting for one of the Heavyweight Fights of the Year - roll on the Rumble on the Rock!"

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