Dillian Whyte cashes in on Alexander Povetkin bout as Gibraltar government commission £2 coin

DILLIAN WHYTE is already bang on the money for his Gi-brawl-tar rematch with Alexander Povetkin.

To commemorate the bout, the Gibraltar government has commissioned a £2 coin featuring the pair that was minted on Tuesday.

The two heavyweights are the only boxers to feature on any sterling currency — and Jamaica-born Whyte is the first black person to receive the honour.

Whyte was unable to leave his Portugal camp to attend the striking of the first coin.

But his former head teacher and a handful of pupils from his old school, Lilian Baylis in South London, did attend at Tower Mint.

Whyte, 32, lost the August clash against the Russian after a brutal fifth-round KO.

But he demanded a rerun from promoter Eddie Hearn the second that he regained his consciousness.

The bout has since been postponed three times as 41-year-old Povetkin, a former world and Olympic champion, recovered from Covid-19.

The pay-per-view clash was moved from Wembley to Gibraltar when travel restrictions between Portugal and the UK would have forced Whyte to quarantine for ten days in a designated hotel before the must-win clash.

To boost Whyte’s camp, he has added Harold ‘The Shadow’ Knight to his training team.

The American coach helped Lennox Lewis exact rematch revenge on Oliver McCall in 1997, and then Hasim Rahman in 2001 — as well as being in his corner during a string of world- title defences.

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