Povetkin-Whyte 2 postponed to March 27

Dillian Whyte’s eagerly anticipated rematch with Alexander Povetkin is heading to Gibraltar on a new date of 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, but travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have meant the fight has been pushed back three weeks.

Whyte will be attempting to avenge his shock knockout defeat to Povetkin last summer, with an announcement on a venue coming soon.

Promoter 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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  • Can help thinking Dillian Whyte’s prime was spent keeping busy, fighting the likes of Parker, Chisora and Rivas, while the WBC totally ignored his #1 status.

    Not saying he would’ve beaten Wilder, but surely he should have got his shot?

    Maybe at 32 he’s still got better to come… But I don’t think so, mainly as his chin really isn’t great and once he’s tagged good he out.

    • I agree. In retrospect, he probably should have gotten the shot that Dominic Breazeale got at Wilder. I don’t think he beats WIlder if each are at their best, but he at least deserved his opportunity. Instead, the WBC kind of pacified him with an interim title shot which he won and held on to for a year….. still never even getting a shot at the full title.

      32 is still relatively young for a heavyweight, the only top 10ish guy not in his 30’s is Parker, but that lost to Povetkin was a killer for Whyte.

  • Whyte will likely get the job done this time. For Povetkin to win, he will need another shot from the gods but I don’t think lightning strikes twice. Whyte by mid round KO.

      • You are right. That one punch can change the course of a fight anytime especially with the heavyweights. Povetkin proved that statement in their first match up. That one punch that KO’d Whyte is basically a redemption rematch for Whyte to correct the loss in the first fight.

  • Have sympathy with Whyte over most things but sometimes you make your own luck.
    He decided to continue training in Portugal and surely must have known that there was a chance he’d not be able to get back to the UK without restrictions.
    I actually feel more sorry for P on this one. Whyte accused P of messing him around , pushing the dates back etc but P had Covid and some people take longer to recover than others.

  • He is the only one “shocked” by his defeat ! Do you think Povetkin is a club fighter or what ?! Outcome of the rematch is gonna be the same if White looses his concentration 1 second..

  • Just shows the Division is Pretty light on if you get a rematch after being KO’’d

    Pundits will claim lucky punch – Fans will say AP set it up and executed hid plan and that is what the record books will show. I like Whyte but he was KO’d badly end of story.

  • I really hope that Povetkin can pull another vicious knockout. Whyte is a total classless POS. I remember he was so jealous of the fact that Ruiz knocked out Joshua the same Joshua who kicked the crap out of him. So when Povetkin blasted Whyte out with one punch Ruiz laughed which I don’t blame him all Whyte did was bash Ruiz and talk crap about him that he was just a fat ass who got lucky.

    Ruiz might look like the pillsbury dough boy but I would bet Ruiz would beat his ass too.

  • You never know what can happen is right,but you have to admit the first fight was a great fight,what a shot povetkin delivered. I love white because of what he stands for,he is what boxing is all about.he will fight anyone,a d if he loses he wants an immediate rematch. We need more fighters like white in the heavyweight division. They need a promotional company to step up and make us a heavyweight tournament.

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