Dillian Whyte gets revenge against Alexander Povetkin with impressive KO, Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua now in sight
Dillian Whyte has avenged his shock defeat to Alexander Povetkin from last August. Whyte faced off against Povetkin in a rematch on Saturday and the former made sure there was not going to be an upset this time around.
Whyte knocked out his opponent in emphatic fashion as the British heavyweight fighter scored a fourth-round TKO victory on Saturday night. Here’s a look at how things ended for Povetkin deep into Round 4:
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After the sensational victory, Whyte shared the type of game plan he had coming into the rematch:
“I’m just sad I didn’t get the finish in the first round. He’s a tough guy,” Whyte said post-fight, via Michael Benson of talkSport. “I shouldn’t have lost first time, I’m just annoyed at myself. All I had to do was be a bit smarter, that’s all. I was tempted to just go hell for leather in the first round, but then I was like, ‘Hmm, maybe it’s not a smart decision.’”
Whyte was indeed the smarter fighter this time around as he executed his plan of action to a tee. It was a classy performance from the 32-year-old as he successfully erased the memory of his TKO defeat against Povetkin last year.
With this win, Dillian Whyte has earned himself a title shot against either Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury. The pair just recently agreed to two fights, so Whyte will need to wait it out if he hopes to challenge for the belt. Another option for him would be to keep fighting other contenders, but it goes without saying that this approach will entail significant risks. A Deontay Wilder fight could now also be in the books for Whyte, and surely, that is a bout that boxing fans will be looking forward to.