}); 'Physique Snatcher' brutally KOs Russian to get rematch revenge after knockout defeat final yr, again in pursuit of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury - UK News Broadcasts

‘Physique Snatcher’ brutally KOs Russian to get rematch revenge after knockout defeat final yr, again in pursuit of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury


Dillian Whyte brutally knocked out Alexander Povetkin in spherical 4 to get his rematch revenge on Saturday evening in Gibraltar.

The British heavyweight was astonishingly KOd by the Russian final August, however activated his contractual clause to drive a second bout and gained in emphatic style.

Whyte won by KO in round four

Whyte gained by KO in spherical 4

The battle started with an extremely quick begin as Whyte swarmed Povetkin contained in the opening minute.

He appeared to stagger the Russian who misplaced stability early on, however recovered and regained his composure.

Spherical two was extra cagey as Whyte selected to take his time moderately than dashing in with any additional assaults.

His jab was efficient and precipitated swelling below Povetkin’s left eye.

The fight was a brawl from the early stages

The battle was a brawl from the early phases

Within the third, Whyte caught Povetkin with a number of proper fingers which caught his consideration and retained the higher hand.

He remained cautious, having seemingly realized his lesson from the tip of their first bout.

At first of spherical 4 the battle exploded into life as soon as once more.

Whyte harm Povetkin and pursued him with winging hooks, however the Russian replied and the Brit backed off.

Whyte boxed intelligently and found the finish

Whyte boxed intelligently and located the end

On the finish of the spherical, Whyte attacked once more although.

This time he staggered Povetkin with a proper hand that despatched him again into the ropes and certain ought to have been dominated a knockdown.

The referee let the motion proceed and Whyte floored Povetkin with an enormous left hook simply seconds later.

He couldn’t recuperate to battle on and the battle was waved off.

Povetkin could not handle Whyte’s power

Povetkin couldn’t deal with Whyte’s energy

Whyte stated post-fight: “I’m simply unhappy I didn’t get the end within the first spherical. He’s a troublesome man.

“I shouldn’t have misplaced first time, I’m simply irritated at myself.

“All I needed to do was be a bit smarter, that’s all.

“I used to be tempted to simply go hell for leather-based within the first spherical, however then I used to be like, ‘Hmm, possibly it’s not a smart move.’

“He’s a former champion whose solely misplaced to me, Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.

“It reveals how good the fellows is. He’s very robust nonetheless.

“I consider I could be a world champion and I may beat anybody.”

Hearn and Whyte celebrated post-fight

Hearn and Whyte celebrated post-fight

Promoter Eddie Hearn added: “I’d wish to see him field shortly once more in the summertime, possibly go over to the States and have a battle over there.

“We all know there’s a logjam. For me, we known as for the Deontay Wilder battle for an extended, very long time.

“Now, he received knocked out and he’s calling for the battle with Dillian Whyte.

“So for me that’s a stadium battle, that’s a colossal battle.

“The final word intention has at all times been for Dillian Whyte to problem for the world heavyweight title.”


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