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Dillian Whyte Brutally Knocks Out Alexander Povetkin After Four-Round Demolition

Dillian Whyte Brutally Knocks Out Alexander Povetkin After Four-Round Demolition

Heavyweight earns revenge with crunching left hook.

Alex Reid

Alex Reid

Dillian Whyte avenged his knockout at the fists of Alexander Povetkin with a savage four-round destruction in their rematch in Gibraltar.

The 32-year-old Brit took control from the start and seemed to wobble the 41-year-old Russian numerous times from the opening bell.

But while Povetkin was on shaky legs on several occasions, he stayed up on his feet and kept firing back. Until the end came with a pulverising left hook.

Early on, Whyte was understandably slightly cagey about committing to following up, as he was winning the pair's original contest in August - until Povetkin's devastating uppercut knocked Whyte out.

That perfect punch was one of the KOs of 2020. But it was Whyte who earned his revenge this year, as a series of right hands - then a final, crunching left hook - sent Povetkin collapsing to the canvas.

The battered but brave Russian got to his feet - just as he had in August - but this time referee Victor Loughlin waved it off.

At the same time, the towel was thrown in by Povektin's corner.

Whyte has his revenge, stopping Povetkin a round faster than he'd been knocked out last year, and regained his interim heavyweight championship.

The Brit's record now stands at 28-2 (19 KOs), while Povetkin lost for the third time in his long career.

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Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Dillian Whyte