Dillian Whyte Destroys Alexander Povetkin in Round 4 to Reclaim WBC Interim Heavyweight Title

Published 03/27/2021, 7:20 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celebrates victory over Dereck Chisora after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The much-awaited Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin fight certainly stayed true to its hype. Both Whyte and Povetkin kept fans on their toes by dropping cosmic hits on each other. But, the Brit Dillian Whyte came in with a plan and defeated the Russian with an astonishing T/KO in round 4.

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The ‘Body Snatcher’ made his intentions extremely clear from round 1. He landed a tremendous right hand on the ‘Russian Vityaz’ which left the latter wobbling. Moreover, Whyte continued the momentum in later rounds, executing his game-plan well.

He stayed calm and collected throughout the fight and walked Povetkin down.

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Whyte employed his defense well and didn’t really let Povetkin land big shots on him. Furthermore, he kept his movements abruptly swift and was well aware that he needed just one shot to close the show. He desperately waited for the same and as the opportunity arrived, the ‘Body Snatcher’ welcomed it with open arms.

In this fight, Whyte also bagged the WBC interim heavyweight belt, thus adding another feather to his cap.

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Is this Dillian Whyte’s biggest career win?

Whyte was under significant pressure ever since he lost to the Russian in August 2020. He kept asking for the rematch, and tonight he made the most out of this opportunity. With this fight, he improved to 28 wins.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celebrates victory over Derek Chisora after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

It was imperative for Whyte to win this bout, as he had himself asked for this fight. Moreover, this was for the interim title that might set him up for a title shot next.

With such a magnetic performance, it’s hard to deny that this was unquestionably Dillian Whyte’s best performance to date. Whyte did not only exhibit his physical abilities, but he also employed his mental strength at ‘Rumble on the Rock’. It will be intriguing to see how his career shapes up from here on.

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On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate Dillian Whyte’s performance?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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