Dillian Whyte got his revenge quite triumphantly today in Gibraltar, stopping Alexander Povetkin in the fourth round of their great heavyweight rematch, dominating the entire fight.
Whyte (28-2, 19 KO) pretty much had his way against the aging and possibly weakened Povetkin (36-3-1, 25 KO), who just didn’t even look like the Povetkin from last August’s first fight. where he certainly felt Whyte’s shots, but he had the power in his legs to keep fighting.
That wasn’t the case in this one, as Povetkin just didn’t look in good shape. It will be thought that a tough fight with COVID-19 ruined any opportunity Povetkin had here, but he was there too, he was sanctioned and he passed medical exams and all that. Whyte was the better man here, did his job and dominated, and now he’s back in the heavyweight career looking for a world title shot.
Those in boxing also had their thoughts after the fight on Twitter:
All respect to Whyte. He jumped back there and fixed a mistake. Great performance # whytepovetkin2
– Chris Billam-Smith (@ChrisBillam) March 27, 2021
– Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) March 27, 2021
Catching COVID at any age is tough, but catching it at 41 and then trying to fight … Povetkins’ legs never seemed to study and his shock resistance looks down on congrats to Dillian whyte on recovering.
– JulianJrockWilliams (@Jrockboxing) March 27, 2021
Whyte may have ended Povetkins’ career there, getting some serious shots. The heavyweight division has just gotten a little more interesting!
– Frank Buglioni (@FrankBuglioni) March 27, 2021
I love watching Joe Joyce v Dillian Whyte
– Joe Gallagher (@JoeG) March 27, 2021