Gibraltar – In a high-stakes rematch for the interim WBC heavyweight title, Dillian Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) took revenge with a fourth-round knockout of Alexander Povetkin (36-3, 25 KOs).
In August 2020, Povetkin fell twice in the fourth before coming out in the fifth and knocked out Whyte with a perfect uppercut. Whyte would then exercise an immediate rematch clause.
In the rematch, they both came out with the jab. Whyte was throwing a lot of big shots, not landing a lot of them clean, but they were pushing Povetkin back. There wasn’t much of either fighter in the second round, and Povetkin had some swelling on the left side of his face.
During the third, Whyte was working the jab. He landed several tough rights that seemed to buzz Povetkin for a moment. At the beginning of the quarter, Povetkin was once again buzzed by a good shot. They were exchanging blows for a moment without landing anything flush. As the round continued, Whyte landed a combination of punches to knock Povetkin down. The fight was interrupted when Povetkin got up on shaky legs.
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