Dillian Whyte brutally knocked out Alexander Povetkin in spherical 4 to get his rematch revenge on Saturday evening in Gibraltar.
The British heavyweight was astonishingly KOd by the Russian final August, however activated his contractual clause to drive a second bout and gained in emphatic style.
The battle started with an extremely quick begin as Whyte swarmed Povetkin contained in the opening minute.
He appeared to stagger the Russian who misplaced stability early on, however recovered and regained his composure.
Spherical two was extra cagey as Whyte selected to take his time moderately than dashing in with any additional assaults.
His jab was efficient and precipitated swelling below Povetkin’s left eye.
Within the third, Whyte caught Povetkin with a number of proper fingers which caught his consideration and retained the higher hand.
He remained cautious, having seemingly realized his lesson from the tip of their first bout.
At first of spherical 4 the battle exploded into life as soon as once more.
Whyte harm Povetkin and pursued him with winging hooks, however the Russian replied and the Brit backed off.
On the finish of the spherical, Whyte attacked once more although.
This time he staggered Povetkin with a proper hand that despatched him again into the ropes and certain ought to have been dominated a knockdown.
The referee let the motion proceed and Whyte floored Povetkin with an enormous left hook simply seconds later.
He couldn’t recuperate to battle on and the battle was waved off.
Whyte stated post-fight: “I’m simply unhappy I didn’t get the end within the first spherical. He’s a troublesome man.
“I shouldn’t have misplaced first time, I’m simply irritated at myself.
“All I needed to do was be a bit smarter, that’s all.
“I used to be tempted to simply go hell for leather-based within the first spherical, however then I used to be like, ‘Hmm, possibly it’s not a smart move.’
“He’s a former champion whose solely misplaced to me, Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.
“It reveals how good the fellows is. He’s very robust nonetheless.
“I consider I could be a world champion and I may beat anybody.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn added: “I’d wish to see him field shortly once more in the summertime, possibly go over to the States and have a battle over there.
“We all know there’s a logjam. For me, we known as for the Deontay Wilder battle for an extended, very long time.
“Now, he received knocked out and he’s calling for the battle with Dillian Whyte.
“So for me that’s a stadium battle, that’s a colossal battle.
“The final word intention has at all times been for Dillian Whyte to problem for the world heavyweight title.”