Tyson Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum couldn’t resist sticking the knife in after Dillian Whyte’s shock defeat on Saturday evening.
The British heavyweight was knocked out chilly by 40-year-old Russian Alexander Povetkin at Matchroom Combat Camp.
Whyte regarded 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.
Whyte has been the WBC’s prime contender for greater than 1,000 days and was very vocal about being made to attend so lengthy.
Tyson Fury is the present WBC champion and would have been made to face Whyte if he beats Deontay Wilder in his trilogy combat later this yr.
Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum couldn’t resist having a dig on the defeated British heavyweight.
He wrote on Twitter: “Dillian Whyte was so busy combating for his WBC obligatory place that he didn’t see Povetkin’s uppercut, which knocked him chilly on his a**.
“Pulev will KO Joshua subsequent. London Bridges are falling.”
Whyte has a rematch clause with Povetkin and can enact it, in accordance with Eddie Hearn.
His possibilities of turning into a world champion any time quickly seem to have vanished, even when he can win the second combat.
Andy Ruiz Jr additionally confirmed no mercy in a video following Whyte’s defeat.
The Mexican-American stated: “I used to be so blissful that Whyte acquired his a*** knocked the f*** out.
“ 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.