Tickets for the huge Heavyweight rematch between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte taking place at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar on Saturday March 27 are on sale TOMORROW (Saturday March 20) at 10am GMT and 11am CET via www.buyticket.gi – Gibraltar’s first online tickets sales platform.
‘The Body Snatcher’ (27-2, 18 KOs) has a chance to exact revenge over Russia’s Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs) following his shock defeat to the former World Champion in the final weekend of Matchroom Fight Camp last August.
Tickets for the much-heralded Interim WBC Heavyweight World Title clash are priced as follows:
VIP: £150 including Hospitality + £35 for a government-mandated Antigen test (provided locally by MMS) + a [£10] Booking Fee
VVIP: £350 including Enhanced Hospitality + £35 for a government-mandated Antigen test (provided locally by MMS) + a [£15] Booking Fee
Doors for the event open at 5.45pm local time and bouts for fans will begin at 6pm. The Hospitality area will remain open from 6pm until 11pm. All interested ticket purchasers will be advised of all of the applicable conditions for attendance including the requirement to undertake a rapid test on Sat 27th March.
Ticket Purchase Requirements
- STRICTLY only those who are GIBRALTAR HEALTH AUTHORITY registered may attend this event
- Negative lateral flow test on the day of the event
- Photo ID and Vaccination card or proof of contracting Covid 19 within the last 180 days by way of certificate from the GHA (please note this certificate can take up to 24hrs week days to receive).
- Further requirements to attend this event are available on www.buyticket.gi
Dillian Whyte, ‘Sasha’ Povetkin & A Special £2 Coin
GIBRALTAR GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONS SPECIAL £2 COIN AHEAD OF ‘RUMBLE ON THE ROCK’ – Whyte and Povetkin rematch on March 27
Dillian Whyte’s must-win rematch with Russia’s Alexander Povetkin is just over a week away, and to commemorate the blockbuster bout, the Gibraltar government has commissioned a special £2 coin featuring the Heavyweight rivals.
The two Heavyweights are the only boxers to feature on any sterling currency — and Jamaica-born Whyte (27-2,18 KOs) is the first black person to receive the honour — marking an unmissable clash that will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK on DAZN in all other markets excluding the UK and Ireland.
Whyte was unable to leave his Portugal camp to attend the striking of the first coin, but ‘The Body Snatcher’s’ former head teacher Gary Phillips and a handful of pupils from his old school, Lilian Baylis in South London, did attend the striking of the first coin at Tower Mint yesterday.
“It is a great honour for someone like me to go down in history as the first boxer, and first black man, to feature on sterling currency,” said Whyte. “I can’t believe that someone that comes from where I come from and has been through what I’ve been through can be honoured in this way.
“There’s a lot of black people that have done much bigger things than me, so it’s a really special occasion for me and my family. This is why we should never give up on children that come from disadvantaged and troubled backgrounds. Kids that are difficult and misunderstood at school can always turn out to do big things in their lives.
“I’d like to thank my former headmaster Gary Phillips and my old maths teacher Isaac Awuley for all of the hard work that they put into me at school. I wish I’d listened to them more! The school is doing really well these days but back then that wasn’t the case, but they did a great job of supporting us all. I can’t thank them enough, they’ve played a bigger part in my life than they think.
“I’m going to win this rematch with Povetkin on March 27 in style and bring my belts back to Lilian Baylis to show all of the pupils.”
Povetkin vs. Whyte 2 tops a huge night of action in Gibraltar, Bermondsey’s Ted Cheeseman (16-2-1, 9 KOs) meets Liverpool’s James Metcalf (21-0, 13 KOs) for the vacant British Super-Welterweight Title, Ipswich Heavyweight talent Fabio Wardley (10-0, 9 KOs) steps-up again against USA’s former World Title challenger Eric Molina (27-6, 19 KOs), Manchester Super-Featherweight Campbell Hatton – son of British fight legend Ricky Hatton – makes his professional debut, undefeated Welterweights Chris Kongo (12-0, 7 KOs) and Michael McKinson (19-0, 2 KOs) will collide for the WBO Global Title, Heavyweight contender Eric Pfeifer (7-0, 5 KOs) locks horns with Nick Webb (16-2, 12 KOs) and Wembley Super-Featherweight Youssef Khoumari ( 11-0-1, 4 KOs) faces Birmingham’s Kane Baker (14-7).