Each of these men had their last bout contested against one another, with Povetkin walking away the victor via KO at 30 seconds of round five with a vicious left uppercut.
The bout showed Povetkin become the interim WBC heavyweight champion, the same title he’s looking to defend tonight. With a victory, he should be next in line for undisputed heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, most likely after the champions bouts with Anthony Joshua.
The first two rounds showed the champion get off balanced quite easily, though it didn’t look like he was hurt per se.
The third also looked to be going Whyte’s way, as he was landing the harder shots. Whyte comes out swinging in round four, but Povetkin is able to keep himself from being hit by the harder shots.
That is of course until Whyte landed a right cross, followed by an overhand right, followed by a beautiful left hook, and that was all she wrote. Povetkin fell, and when he got up, he was stumbling all over the place, thus the reason the referee stopped the contest.
Dillian Whyte def. Alexander Povetkin via TKO at 2:39 of round four, reclaims the interim WBC heavyweight championship
Maybe we’ll see a trilogy between these two before a bout with Tyson Fury aye? They’re 1-1 opposing one another now, and Povetkin just didn’t look like himself. It’d be interesting seeing how the third goes.
They’ve each knocked the other out within the first half of the fight.
That gives WBC & Ring Magazine heavyweight champion enough time to handle his business with WBA, WBO, IBO, & IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
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