Inside tiny Europa Point Sports Complex where Dillian Whyte will take on Alexander Povetkin in front of 500 fans

DILLIAN WHYTE is just days away from his shot at boxing redemption.

On Saturday night the London-based brawler will rematch against Alexander Povetkin at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar.


The Body Snatcher is aiming to avenge his stunning fifth-round KO defeat to the veteran Russian in August.

There will be 500 fans in attendance at the arena in what has been dubbed 'Rumble on the Rock'.

Gibraltar became the first country in the world to complete its vaccine rollout for the entire population.

There have been 4,000 cases of coronavirus and 94 deaths in a country with around 34,000 people.

Life is slowly getting back to normal with socialising allowed but there is a curfew from midnight until 5am.

This means fans will be in attendance for every hammer blow between two heavyweight sluggers.

The Europa has a capacity of just over 8,000, but the big crossroads boxing fight will be in a hall at the site.

The arena is busy getting prepared for a night of top-class boxing action. It is more used to holding music festivals and also is the venue for the Island Games.




Whyte is spending fight week on a £143million super yacht in Gibraltar in the run-up to the 'Rumble on the Rock'.

And the former British heavyweight champion will be training outside in the warm weather on Wednesday in a ring floating in the middle of the harbour.

Whyte is competing outside of England for the second time in his last three outings when he meets Povetkin.

Both men go into their rematch having lost twice in their career, with another defeat potentially costing either boxer a chance of competing for a world title.


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