Andy Ruiz Jr couldn’t include his delight after Dillian Whyte was knocked out by Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night time.
The British heavyweight was brutally KO’d by the 40-year-old Russian at Matchroom Combat Camp.
Whyte seemed in full management, sending his opponent to the canvas twice within the fourth spherical, earlier than being caught by an enormous uppercut within the fifth.
The defeat additionally left the 32-year-old’s heavyweight title desires in tatters with Povetkin taking his place as obligatory challenger.
Ruiz Jr and Whyte’s rivalry has been simmering for a while with the latter calling the Mexican-American a ‘fats c***’ and a coward whereas claiming he dodged a proposal for the pair to face one another.
Ruiz Jr posted a video following Whyte’s knockout loss to Povetkin and confirmed completely no mercy.
He stated: “I used to be so joyful that Whyte received his a*** knocked the f*** out.
“You recognize what, as a result of he doesn’t have respect for the fighters – that’s what will get me p***ed off.”
The previous heavyweight champion additionally tweeted merely a crying-with-laughter emoji.
Tyson Fury congratulated his new obligatory challenger Povetkin following his brutal KO of Whyte.
The WBC heavyweight champion can be resulting from face the Russian in August 2021, in the event that they each stay unbeaten within the meantime.
“Properly finished Povetkin,” Fury stated in response to the knockout, “40 and proud.”