Andy Ruiz Jr could not contain his delight after Dillian Whyte was knocked out by Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night.
The British heavyweight was brutally KO’d by the 40-year-old Russian at Matchroom Fight Camp.
Dillian Whyte was knocked out cold by Alexander Povetkin
Whyte looked in complete control, sending his opponent to the canvas twice in the fourth round, before being caught by a huge uppercut in the fifth.
The defeat also left the 32-year-old’s heavyweight title dreams in tatters with Povetkin taking his place as mandatory challenger.
Ruiz Jr and Whyte’s rivalry has been simmering for some time with the latter calling the Mexican-American a ‘fat c***’ and a coward while claiming he dodged an offer for the pair to face each other.
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Andy Ruiz Jr has no sympathy for Dillian Whyte after his KO defeat to Alexander Povetkin…
[🎥 @Andy_Destroyer1] pic.twitter.com/I54xa58jVd
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) August 23, 2020
Ruiz Jr posted a video following Whyte’s knockout loss to Povetkin and showed absolutely no mercy.
He said: “I was so happy that Whyte got his a*** knocked the f*** out.
“You know what, because he doesn’t have respect for the fighters – that’s what gets me p***ed off.”
The former heavyweight champion also tweeted simply a crying-with-laughter emoji.
— AndyRuizjr (@Andy_destroyer1) August 22, 2020
Tyson Fury congratulated his new mandatory challenger Povetkin following his brutal KO of Whyte.
The WBC heavyweight champion will be due to face the Russian in August 2021, if they both remain unbeaten in the meantime.
“Well done Povetkin,” Fury said in reaction to the knockout, “40 and proud.”