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Povetkin vs Whyte 2: Boxing pros react to Dillian Whyte’s revenge rematch win over Alexander Povetkin

Dillian Whyte had the run of things in his rematch with Alexander Povetkin.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Dillian Whyte got his revenge in pretty triumphant fashion today in Gibraltar, stopping Alexander Povetkin in the fourth round of their big heavyweight rematch, dominating the entire fight.

Whyte (28-2, 19 KO) pretty much had it all his way against the aged and possibly weakened Povetkin (36-3-1, 25 KO), who simply didn’t look like even the Povetkin of last August’s first fight, where he certainly felt Whyte’s shots, but had the power in his legs to keep fighting.

That wasn’t the case in this one, as Povetkin just did not look in good shape. There will be thought that a tough fight with COVID-19 ruined any chance Povetkin had here, but he also was in there, it was sanctioned and he passed medical exams and all that. Whyte was the better man here, did his job and dominated, and now gets back into the heavyweight race as he seeks a world title shot.

Those in boxing had their thoughts after the fight on Twitter, too:

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