The fight was initially scheduled to take place on the 6th of March.
The much awaited Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin rematch, has been moved to March 27, delaying the fight by three weeks. The location has been shifted as well, with the fight now scheduled to take place in Gibraltar, instead of the Wembley Arena in London. The pandemic-restrictions has been the reason for the postponement and eventual change of location.
Speaking in an interview with SkySports, Whyte’s promoter and Matchroom Boxing CEO, Eddie Hearn spoke about how he tried his best to make the fight happen on the 6th of March, but couldn’t do so due to the travel restrictions. He also thanked Alexander Povetkin’s team for being understanding and cooperative during these tough times.
‘It’s going to be a momentous heavyweight occasion‘
Eddie Hearn was quoted as saying, “In the current environment, we always have to think on our feet. We did everything to try and make March 6 happen, but it was impossible with the new travel restrictions. 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! It’s going to be epic. So we’re moving out of Wembley for this event. We’re all flying over to Gibraltar on the rock there. It’s going to be a momentous heavyweight occasion.“
He further added, “It’s going to be wild, wacky, a little bit off the cuff. But in these times, we’ve had to do something different. Thank you for Alexander Povetkin’s team. Both of those guys were training hard for March 6th, but we had no choice but to move it three weeks. The fight is on the big fight, the rematch. The same mission to get revenge over Alexander Povetkin, but on March 27th, the Rock of Gibraltar. Here we come, baby.“
A win here for Whyte, would do him a world of good – he would have avenged his defeat, and it would also give him the chance to take on the ‘hangry’ Deontay Wilder. Do you think Whyte can pull-off a victory?