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23 August 2020 10:36

The defeat is a huge blow for Whyte, given that a WBC title shot was on the line.

whyte vs povetkin

Dillian Whyte was knocked out by Alexander Povetkin in Essex on Saturday night. The defeat is a huge blow for Whyte, given that a WBC title shot was on the line. Whyte vs Povetkin prize money: How much will the fighters earn? The 32-year-old had been the WBC's number one contender for over two years and was set to face the winner of trilogy fight between current champion Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. But to guarantee his title shot, he had to beat Russian Povetkin.

Dillian Whyte: What does Povetkin defeat mean for WBC title shot?

Whyte controlled the opening rounds of the fight and knocked the 40-year-old down twice in the fourth round. Many were expecting the Brixton fighter to wrap things up in the next round but his opponent had other plans. READ MORE: Dillian Whyte knocked out in brutal style by Alexander Povetkin