Dillian Whyte made a sequence of respectful gestures in the direction of Alexander Povetkin within the speedy aftermath his knockout win over the Russian on Saturday evening.
The British heavyweight was astonishingly KOd by Povetkin final August, however activated his contractual clause to pressure a second bout and gained in emphatic vogue.
The tip got here in spherical 4 as Whyte smashed Povetkin down into the ropes with a left hook and he was unable to combat on.
Earlier than even correctly celebrating, the Brit fetched a stool for his opponent and assist him sit down.
He then cooled him off by pouring water on his head and embraced him as soon as he was again standing up once more.
Lastly, Whyte visited Povetkin in his dressing room to verify he was okay and change form phrases.
They agreed to swap shorts and stated the rating between them is even at 1-1.
The combat started with an extremely quick begin as Whyte swarmed Povetkin contained in the opening minute.
He appeared to stagger the Russian who misplaced steadiness 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 prompted swelling below Povetkin’s left eye.
Within the third, Whyte caught Povetkin with a number of proper arms which caught his consideration and retained the higher hand.
He remained cautious, having seemingly discovered his lesson from the tip of their first bout.
Firstly of spherical 4 the combat exploded into life as soon as once more.
Whyte damage 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 combat on and the combat was waved off.