Dillian Whyte’s rematch with Alexander Povetkin is heading to Gibraltar – and has been pushed back to March 27.
The Brixton heavyweight contender 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 suffered a shock knockout defeat to Povetkin last summer.
An announcement on the venue to stage the bout will be made in due course.
Matchroom Sport managing director 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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