Anthony Joshua and Tyson may now be preparing for a possible match for the World Heavyweight Title after Dillian Whyte was dramatically knocked out by Alexander Povetkin.
Whyte had completely controlled the fight but was smashed by a left uppercut in the fifth round that ended his hopes of World Heavyweight championship in a flash.
According to Sky Sports, the 32-year-old would have had a mandatory challenge of Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight championship finally enforced after a 1000-day wait with a win at Fight Camp, but became the victim of a stunning come-from-behind victory.
Hence, the way is clear for Fury and Anthony Joshua to decide the undisputed heavyweight title which they had already agreed financial terms to two meetings in 2021.
Povetkin who was a 2004 Olympic gold medallist before Whyte had started with the sport, took home the WBC interim title, and its Diamond belt, and could inherit a future chance at Fury’s world championship that had seemed destined for Whyte although a rematch clause will first be exercised.