Outcomes / Photographs: Whyte defeats Povetkin in excessive stakes rematch ⋆ Boxing Information 24


Dillian Whyte flattened Alexander Povetkin with an enormous left hook after an impressed efficiency to achieve redemption of their high-stakes rematch on the Europa Level Sports activities Advanced in Gibraltar, stay on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace within the UK and on DAZN in all different markets excluding the UK and Eire.

Whyte had Povetkin on the point of a knockout all through their second heavyweight battle and closed the present dramatically, returning the favor after he misplaced to the Russian final 12 months.

A struggle that balanced destruction and self-discipline from Whyte have propelled him again close to the entrance of the queue of contenders within the division the place Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are set to resolve the undisputed champion.

“I’m happier for my staff than I’m for me as a result of a few of my workers missed Christmas with their households,” Whyte informed Matchroom. “They stayed again to assist me practice. They did a lot behind the scenes to get me into the place for a World Title struggle.

“I used to be so shut, after which one lapse in focus and I made a mistake. Tonight, I used to be like ‘yo’, I’m seeking to beat some a** tonight. I used to be attempting to get it performed within the first spherical, however then I needed to loosen up.

Anyone on the planet that will get hit with that left hook, they’re happening. A few of them may rise up, however most will keep down. He was type of badly damage. Now I really feel dangerous. I would like him to go residence to his household wholesome.

“Everybody says plenty of issues about me like I’m not this and I’m not that. These guys don’t know me. These guys don’t know what I’m able to and what I can do. Once I learn the feedback about me, I simply snigger. I simply snigger at these guys as a result of I’m as sturdy as metal.

“One loss, two-loss so what. It was a very good studying struggle for me as a result of I needed to suppose in there. I used to be speeding him, however I needed to suppose additionally. He’s nonetheless very heavy-handed and he’s nonetheless excellent.

I’m going to spend a while with my household and simply loosen up. I’ll most likely name Eddie tomorrow and ask him what we’re doing subsequent. I need to benefit from it now and retire good and wholesome.”

10 x 3 minutes Worldwide Heavyweight contest
FABIO WARDLEY WKO5 (0:52) v ERIC MOLINA
(Ipswich, England) (USA)

Quick-rising Ipswich Heavyweight expertise Fabio Wardley notched essentially the most spectacular win of his profession by stopping two-time World Title challenger Eric Molina in 5 rounds.

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The unbeaten 26-year-old took a sizeable step up at school in opposition to Molina however produced a damaging response to cease the Texan explosively.

An enormous proper hand shook Wardley, prompting vicious counter punches that despatched Molina crashing to the canvas as Wardley progressed to 11-0 (10 KOs).

“My nook wasn’t too completely happy as a result of typically I get just a little bit, not lose my head, however I get just a little bit bored of enjoying the lengthy recreation and ready for it via within the techniques facet,” Wardley informed Sky Sports activities. “My coronary heart gained over a bit, and I received caught into just a little little bit of a warfare.

“I’m not at all the completed article. I’ve nonetheless received rather a lot to be taught, and that’s why we’d like fights like that as a result of in different fights I’ve had the place I’ve hit folks, I’ve caught it on them, and so they’ve gone lacking. Molina didn’t go lacking till we actually needed to dig it out.

“There have been a couple of classes there for us to observe again and for us to tick off. We’ll return to the drafting board and determine them out. I wanted any such struggle at this stage of my profession. You are able to do it as a lot as you need in sparring and all of these kinds of issues, but it surely’s totally different whenever you get right here underneath the intense lights.

“You have to take a look at your self in several methods, and that’s what tonight was all about. I don’t go trying to find names; that’s not my fashion. I don’t go calling folks out. I’m going for Titles, belts, and accolades. That’s the place we’re going subsequent.

We’re nonetheless attempting to construct and get these good ranges of opponents. On the similar time, I’m now on the lookout for that subsequent step up. European, Commonwealth or British, one thing like that.”

12 x 3 minutes vacant British Tremendous-Welterweight Title
TED CHEESEMAN WKO11 (2:10) v JAMES METCALF
(Bermondsey, England) (Liverpool, England)

Ted Cheeseman recaptured the British Tremendous-Welterweight Title with a superb eleventh spherical knockout of the beforehand unbeaten James Metcalf.

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The Londoner floored Metcalf with a giant left hand within the closing seconds of the eleventh spherical, and the Liverpudlian was counted out in an exciting end to their home battle.

Metcalf had practically been halted within the fourth spherical however stalled Cheeseman’s cost with a cussed response earlier than an explosive ending.

“Repeatedly, I’m in thrilling fights,” mentioned Cheeseman. “I’m at all times in entertaining fights. I’m enhancing and maturing. I’m working laborious within the fitness center. Everybody doubted me and thought that I had plenty of miles on the clock. I’m nonetheless recent as a daisy, and once more I’ve cemented myself because the primary home Tremendous-Welterweight.

“I felt I gained the primary 5 – 6 rounds. I practically had him out of there within the fourth. I believed to myself, ‘I’m not going to waste an excessive amount of vitality.’ I used my expertise and had a few rounds off. I don’t suppose he’d ever performed the 12 rounds. Then it was time for me to step it up, bully him, and push him again.

“It’s nice to be in these fights as a result of they’re entertaining. I’m trying ahead to the long run now. For a protracted whereas, I used to be down, and everybody thought I used to be out. Now I’m flying once more. The bookies had me as an underdog, and many individuals thought that I used to be going to get beat. I outboxed him, I outfought him, and I knocked him out. I confirmed how good I’m, and I confirmed how a lot I’ve improved.”

4 x 3 minutes Worldwide Light-weight contest
CAMPBELL HATTON WPTS4 (40-36) v JESUS RUIZ
(Manchester, England) (Spain)

Campbell Hatton made a blistering begin to his skilled profession as he defeated Jesus Ruiz on factors after a relentless four-round assault.

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The 20-year-old Light-weight, son of former World Champion Ricky, damage Ruiz with physique punches all through however needed to accept a shutout 40-36 win on the scorecards in Gibraltar.

“At first, I used to be just a little bit disenchanted in myself,” mentioned Hatton. “I spoke to Matt, and he’s at all times useless trustworthy with me. A bit brutal at instances. He mentioned I might have performed higher, however I undoubtedly didn’t field badly. He mentioned I boxed very well in patches, and I must be happy with it.

“There was plenty of stress. I did the one factor I mentioned all week that I didn’t need to do; I let the event get to me a bit. Now that event is out of the way in which; it may solely get higher. I’m happy, and I’m buzzing. It’s a dream come true. There’s no feeling prefer it. You at all times hear folks say it on the telly. I didn’t notice how true it was.

“When the music began approaching, I believe everybody might see how fired up I used to be. That’s most likely what made me put the efficiency in that I did.

I smothered myself just a little bit, however I really feel on high of the world. Eddie mentioned there that I’d be out subsequent on the Chisora undercard. I’ll have a few shandies tonight after which straight again into the fitness center subsequent week. I believe the second struggle goes to be ten instances higher now I’ve received that first style of issues.”

10 x 3 minutes WBO World Welterweight Title
CHRIS KONGO v MICHAEL MCKINSON WUD10 (97-93, 96-94, 95-94)
(Bermondsey, England) (Portsmouth, England)

Michael McKinson claimed a breakout victory over Chris Kongo as he floored his British Welterweight rival to seal a unanimous resolution and transfer to 20-0.

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The Portsmouth southpaw shocked Bermondsey’s Kongo with an aggressive begin and edged a closely-contested encounter to safe the WBO World Title with scores of 97-93, 96-94, 95-94.

“I really feel on high of the phrase,” mentioned McKinson. “I’ve performed issues the laborious method in my profession. For a few years I’ve been calling for my shot on the massive stage, and I by no means thought it could occur. I’ve been beating folks for hardly something to work my file as much as 20-0.

“Truthful play to Chris, Dillian, and Eddie for giving me the chance. I didn’t suppose it was ever going to occur. An enormous shout out to my administration staff, MTK World and Lee Eaton, for securing me this.

I imagine that my profession begins tonight. Many individuals within the boxing world didn’t have me down as the favourite. All of my mates have made cash tonight! I’m completely happy. I’m bringing this belt again to Portsmouth.

“Within the week, we’ve had plenty of hype round this struggle. Everybody has been speaking about it. I do know he’s a respectful lad deep down, and so am I.

However it did get a bit heated, and everybody was questioning if it was going to stay as much as the hype. I believe it was a bit boring, however I did what I needed to do to win. Nice champions do what they need to do to win, and I did that tonight.

“I hope Eddie may give me the alternatives; its winner stays on. I simply hope I can get on one in all these reveals once more. Like I mentioned in all of my interviews earlier than,

Chris is essentially the most harmful Welterweight on the market within the UK, I imagine, however he has his weaknesses. I imagine in myself. I’ve received an ideal staff round me. I’ve given my life to this sport, and it’s paid off tonight.

“I imagine I’m high of the tree. There’s plenty of discuss. I’ve received respect for all the different Welterweights. Josh Kelly, Conor Benn, and Florian Marku. It’s a good time to be a Welterweight domestically in the mean time. I deserve the Conor Benn struggle greater than every other home fighter.”

10 x 3 minutes vacant IBO Worldwide Heavyweight Title
ERIK PFEIFER v NICK WEBB TKO2 (1:51)
(Germany) (Surrey, England)

Nick Webb demolished Erik Pfeifer in two rounds to breathe life again into his profession.

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The British Heavyweight got here storming out within the opening spherical, troubling Pfeifer with an early barrage, after which floored the completed German newbie on three events to safe victory.

Webb unloaded huge proper palms from the opening bell as Pfeifer was pressured to carry, however he couldn’t stand up to the Surrey man’s sustained aggression within the second spherical.

“I really feel on high of the world,” mentioned Webb..“Tonight earlier than we went in, we had a chat – begin quick, get him out of there, we don’t receives a commission for additional time.

“Everybody doubts me, however I’ve come right here and made a press release. So, don’t doubt me no extra. I would like extra belts, extra Titles, get me out. I at all times believed in myself, and my staff believed in me too.

“It’s indescribable. I’m so completely happy. I’ve been via a lot ache and damage. I put the whole lot into that—the whole lot into my coaching camp. To get a win like that’s sending the suitable message. It’s a giant win.

“Pfeifer is a superb man; he was an ideal newbie, and he had some nice fights and nice wins as an newbie. We knew what was in entrance of us, and we knew that we didn’t need to become involved with a boxing match. I simply wished to go in and destroy him.

“We mentioned within the altering room to start out quick and hit him fast, and that’s precisely what we did. Everybody overlooks me, and everybody doubts me. It’s all about self-belief and thoughts video games. Once you’ve received bombs to again the thoughts video games up, it’s all good.”

10 x 3 minutes Tremendous-Featherweight contest
YOUSSEF KHOUMARI TKO5 (2:22) v KANE BAKER
(Wembley, England) (Birmingham, England)

Wembley Tremendous-Featherweight Youssef Khoumari opened up the present in explosive style as he battered and stopped Kane Baker in 5 rounds to maneuver to 12-0-1 (5 KOs).

The unbeaten 24-year-old seized the eye of the home Tremendous-Featherweight division with a ruthless win over Birmingham’s Baker on his supervisor Dillian Whyte’s undercard.

Baker ruined the proper file of Meshech Speare in his final struggle, however Khoumari was fully dominant from the opening bell in Gibraltar as he rained down, punishing hooks and jabs on the ‘fan with a license.’

“I believe the sport plan labored very well,” Khoumari informed Matchroom afterward. “I got here out, and I wished to face with him and field in-between. We executed it very properly. Me and my coach Xavier Miller have been engaged on this recreation plan for a very long time. The struggle was scheduled for 3 weeks in the past, but it surely received pushed again, so we’ve been engaged on it for a very long time.

“I’m completely happy and proud that our recreation plan got here good on the evening. I’m able to go for whoever’s subsequent. Kane is a troublesome man, and I hit him with plenty of good pictures early on, and he didn’t transfer; he saved coming and coming. He’s a extremely robust man, and he’s actually laborious to get out of there. I’m actually happy to have the ability to get the stoppage.

“I hope it places a message on the market to all the Tremendous-Featherweights, Lightweights, anybody in and round my division can get it. I hope they’re all on discover now they know who I’m.”

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