(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Dillian Whyte made easy work of Alexander Povetkin, knocking him out in the fourth with a left to the head that left him on the canvas in a heap on Saturday night in Gibraltar.
The left hook that Whyte knocked Povetkin out would have felled anyone in the division. You can’t fault Povetkin for him getting knocked out by that shot because it was a devasting punch, and Dillian landed it cleanly.
What was supposed to be a competitive fight turned out to be a massacre of the first order, with Dillian (28-2, 19 KOs) hitting the interim WBC heavyweight champion Povetkin (36-3-1, 25 KOs) at will with shots that left him bruised and battered.
Povetkin was too badly hurt for him to be allowed to continue after he was rudely deposited on the canvas by Whyte in the fourth round. Moments before that, Povetkin was reeling with every punch that Dillian hit him with.
The Russian fighter’s punch resistance was gone, and he wasn’t going to be able to make it out of the round no matter what.
Whyte’s victory tonight allowed him to recapture his interim WBC heavyweight title and mandatory position and avenge his loss to Povetkin from August 22nd last year.
In that fight, Povetkin knocked out Dillian in the fifth-round with a textbook left uppercut.