Dillian Whyte will have to wait until March to get his revenge against Alexander Povetkin
Former WBC Interim heavyweight champion and current #6 ranked WBC contender Dillian Whyte’s (27-2, 18KO) anticipated rematch with current WBC interim champ Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25KO) has been postponed. The bout 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.
Whyte was set to face Povetkin on March 6. However, travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic pushes the fight 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.
Eddie Hearn – Matchroom Sport Managing Director
“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!”