Why is Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin taking place in Gibraltar?

DILLIAN WHYTE is back in action this weekend as he takes on Alexander Povetkin in a huge heavyweight rematch.

The Body Snatcher was KO'd in the fifth round of the first fight and will be looking to write his own redemption story this weekend in Gibraltar.

Why is Whyte vs Povetkin 2 taking place in Gibraltar?

Whyte's big rematch with Povetkin was originally scheduled to take place on March 6 in London.

But with Whyte training in Portugal, which was on the coronavirus red list at the time, the Brit would've had to quarantine for 10 days upon return to the UK, disrupting his training camp.

So the fight was moved to Gibraltar, where Whyte and his team could drive to without having to quarantine.

Eddie Hearn promised he would make the fight happen, an

"In the current environment we are always having to think on our feet," said Hearn.

"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!"

What is the venue?

Whyte's rematch with Povetkin will take place at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar.

The event is expected to get underway from 7pm UK time, with the main event starting at 10.30pm.

There will be round 500 fans in attendance at the event.

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