Dillian Whyte v Alexander Povetkin 2 date: Latest news as date and location are changed again for ‘Rumble on the Rock’ rematch

The long-awaited rematch between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin is coming up with the two now finally set to face off in March. The heavyweight rivals met last August with Whyte controlling their bout for the first four rounds before then being caught by a sickening blow from Povetkin at the start of the fifth. […]

Dillian Whyte v Alexander Povetkin 2 date: Latest news as date and location are changed again for ‘Rumble on the Rock’ rematch

The long-awaited rematch between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin is coming up with the two now finally set to face off in March.

The heavyweight rivals met last August with Whyte controlling their bout for the first four rounds before then being caught by a sickening blow from Povetkin at the start of the fifth.

Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin are set to meet again on March 6
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The Brixton native hit the deck out cold in an incredible turn around.

The two were then set to meet in a rematch in November but the Russian tested positive for coronavirus ahead of that date and it had to be called off.

Their second clash was then supposed to usher in the new year of boxing but, at the start of January, the sport was suspended amid the growing coronavirus cases in the UK.

Now, though, the new date for Whyte vs Povetkin 2 has been confirmed.

Whyte vs Povetkin 2: Date and time

This 12-round heavyweight bout is now scheduled for Saturday, March 27.

It will take place in Gibraltar but the venue has not been confirmed yet.

The main event will likely get under way at 10pm but details on the start time will follow.

The likes of Ted Cheeseman and Eric Molina are set to be in action on the undercard.

Alexander Povetkin stunned Dillian Whyte in their first bout
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Whyte vs Povetkin 2: Undercard

  • Dillian Whyte v Alexander Povetkin – for WBC interim heavyweight title
  • Ted Cheeseman v JJ Metcalf – for British Super Welterweight Title
  • Fabio Wardley v Eric Molina
  • Youssef Khoumari v Kane Baker
  • Campbell Hatton v TBA
  • Chris Kongo v Michael McKinson

Whyte vs Povetkin 2: What has been said?

Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed news that the fight had been pushed back by three weeks on February 20 and confirmed the move to Gibraltar.

He 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!”

Whyte vs Povetkin 2: Tale of the tape

Whyte – Povetkin

Nationality: British – Russian

Age: 32 – 41

Height: 6ft 4 – 6ft 2

Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox

Reach: 78 – 75in

Record: 27-2-0 – 36-2-1

KOs: 18 – 25

Rounds: 160 – 260

Debut: 13/5/2011 – 11/6/2005

Alias: The Body Snatcher – Russian Vityaz