Alexander Povetkin knocks out Dillian Whyte in fifth round, video


Out of absolutely nowhere, Alexander Povetkin has stunned the entire boxing world with a devastating finish against Dillian Whyte.

The insane ending to the WBC interim heavyweight title left jaws on the floor in what was a full on five-round display.

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Whyte looked to be in complete control of the bout and in the fourth round began flexing his muscles as he knocked Povetkin to the canvas twice.

The bell saved Povetkin who looked a little out on his feet as he walked to his corner, but in the heavyweight division one punch is all it takes.

As the two men came out for the fifth round, Povetkin turned Whyte’s lights out with a hellacious left uppercut that landed clean on the chin of Whyte and sent him falling hard backwards to the canvas.

“There’s your 2020 KO of the year so far,” Dan Rafael said.

“I’m pretty much lost for words,” promoter Eddie Hearn said after the fight.