By News Team
Last Updated: 24th March 2021
Seven months on from Alexander Povetkin’s stunning fifth round knockout of Dillian Whyte, the pair are set to face-off in a winner takes all scenario, with the challenger Whyte bidding to regain his WBC interim heavyweight title.
Dillian Whyte v Alexander Povetkin II: Everything you need to know about the Rumble on the Rock rematch
The fight will be for the WBC interim heavyweight title, with the winner set to become mandatory challenger to Tyson Fury for the WBC heavyweight title.
Whyte v Povetkin 2: Fight time, date and location
The main event will go ahead sometime after 10pm local time in Gibraltar, 11pm in the UK, on Saturday 27th March.
Whyte v Povetkin 2: The Undercard
Campbell Hatton, son of Ricky Hatton, will make his highly anticipated professional debut. Selected fights on the undercard:
- Fabio Wardley v Eric Molina
- Campbell Hatton v Jesus Ruiz
- Youssef Khoumari v Kane Baker
- Chris Kongo v Michael McKinson
- Ted Cheeseman v JJ Metcalf
- Eric Pfeifer v Nick Webb
Whyte v Povetkin: The story so far
After going on an 11-fight winning streak, beating the likes of Derek Chisora (x2), Oscar Rivas, Lucas Browne, and former heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (check out Dillian Whyte’s record), Dillian Whyte had one last hurdle to conquer before sitting tight for his chance to be called as the WBC mandatory challenger.
After a tentative three rounds from both men, the ‘Body Snatcher’ began to pick up the pace in the fourth, catching Povetkin with sharp left hands, and dropping the Russian twice in the round.
It looked as though as a Whyte stoppage was imminent, but after a careless duck of the head, coupled with a fierce uppercut from Povetkin, the Russian had Whyte down flat on his back unconscious – and within an instant, the Briton’s world title dreams had been thrown out of sight.
Fast forward seven months, with the fight rescheduled on two occasions – once in November, and once for a change in location – and anticipation growing among British fight fans, Dillian Whyte will have the chance to right his wrongs. Povetkin’s stats speak for themselves, however, and he’ll have mental edge over Whyte in the next fight following that stunning KO in August of last year.