Inside the £143m super-yacht where Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin are spending fight week in Gibraltar

TAKE a peek inside the incredible £143million super-yacht where Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin will be staying ahead of their heavyweight rematch this weekend.

The two giants go toe-to-toe in Gibraltar on Saturday as the Brit, 32, goes in search of revenge against his Russian rival.

Povetkin, 41, beat Whyte via fifth-round TKO at Eddie Hearn's Fight Camp in August.

And they will be living a life of luxury in the run-up to the 'Rumble on the Rock' on the world's first deluxe super-yacht hotel, the Sunborn Hotel, in Gibraltar.

The hotel stretches a whopping 465 feet and is seven stories high, making it one of the biggest yachts on the planet.

The Sunborn Hotel boasts 189 rooms from twin-rooms to the penthouse suite – with some rooms said to cost up to £2,000 a night.

Once Whyte and Povetkin cross the enclosed glass bridge leading onto the ship, they can entertain themselves in the numerous eateries on-board.

They include the Barbary Restaurant on the top deck, serving a mix of local and exotic cuisine while boasting impressive views of the marina and Gibraltar Rock.

The hotel also features its very own casino, spa and fitness suite so the boxers can stay in tip-top shape ahead of the fight.

The behemoth of a yacht is held firmly in place at the Ocean Village Marina by six hydraulic arms weighing eight tonnes apiece.


Meanwhile, SunSport recently revealed Whyte has drafted veteran trainer Harold Knight – who famously helped Lennox Lewis during his dominant era in the 1990s and early 2000s – ahead of the Povetkin clash.

Whyte told SunSport: “Harold likes to jump in the ring during sparring and get in the middle of it all.

"That’s something he has brought over from America where they like to use sparring to simulate a real fight.

"In America sparring seems to be a lot more loud, rough and aggressive.

"As long as I get the work in, I am always very chilled.”

Looking back at his first-fight defeat, Whyte added: “I boxed well but I think I drifted a little bit too far away from my natural style as well.

“Let’s see what happens in there, I am looking forward to taking the fight to him but of course I am going to use tools like my jab.

“I am not just going to steam out swinging against a former world champion and Olympic champion, he is not a journeyman I can just plough over, I will need to set him up.

“But I will definitely be more aggressive than I was last time.”

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