Londoner White was stunned by his Russian opponent when they first met at a “fight camp” at Matchroom in Essex in August, as he knocked out in the fifth round and lost his interim WBC title in the process.
The duo were set to shut the trumpets again in November, only to delay the fight after Povetkin contracted Covid-19.
A recovery struggle then led to the proposed date being moved to January, with White finally given the opportunity to retaliate on March 7 at the SSE Arena in Wembley.
However, Hearn this week admitted that there could be further delays due to travel restrictions for Covid-19, with Whyte being trained in Portugal – a country on the UK’s “red list”.
Introducing a new update for the long-awaited battle ahead of Saturday night’s European Welterweight Championship match between David Avanisian and Josh Kelly, Team Matchroom Boxing head confirmed it has now moved to March 27th, with Gibraltar considered an unusual new location for the entire map. .
“Dillian White is training in Portugal, and we know it’s a red list country. It’s strange that he didn’t like the hotel’s forties,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
“We were trying to take him to Spain, but the borders are closed, so unfortunately we had to move the event.
“Only three weeks, March 27th, in Gibraltar. Rumble on the rock. It’s wild, it’s crazy, it’s going to be epic.
“We’re leaving Wembley for this event, we’re all flying to Gibraltar, on the rock over there. It’s going to be a very important weightlifting event.
“ Unruly, cranky, a little weird, but around this time we had to do something different.