Tony Bellew says Alexander Povetkin ‘screamed at the top of his voice’ after knocking out Dillian Whyte, believes he knows why

Tony Bellew has told talkSPORT that Alexander Povetkin ‘screamed at the top of his voice’ after knocking out Dillian Whyte last month.

The Russian was floored twice in the fourth by Britain’s ‘Body Snatcher’, but recovered to his feet to score a one-punch KO in the fifth.

Povetkin knocked Whyte cold

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Povetkin knocked Whyte cold

Bellew was one of the few in attendance at Fight Camp as a pundit.

He told talkSPORT Fight Night: “I’ve known Alexander Povetkin for 15 years through the amateur circuit and the professional circuit.

“I have never ever seen him show a single bit of emotion in all them 15 years.

“I’m not saying it’s a lucky punch, there’s no such thing as a lucky punch in boxing.

Whyte floored Povetkin twice before being stopped

Whyte floored Povetkin twice before being stopped

“But I have never seen that man show any emotion after a fight.

“And he screamed at the top of his voice when he hit Dillian Whyte with that punch, because he knows that is a once-in-a-lifetime punch.

“He will never land a punch like that again, he’ll never be in that kind of trouble again and get out of jail the way he did. He knew he was done.

“But he’s thrown a punch that I can’t explain.”

Bellew consoled Whyte after the fight

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Bellew consoled Whyte after the fight

Bellew previously also said on the talkSPORT Breakfast: “I definitely believe Dillian Whyte will still get to the final destination and become a heavyweight champion of the world.

“Just the right opponents at the right time. We’ve gotta remember, 1,000 days he’s been waiting to challenge for the WBC world title.

“And for 800 of them days Deontay Wilder’s been the world champion – a man who didn’t want to face Dillian Whyte, didn’t wanna know.

Whyte believes he can avenge the defeat in an immediate rematch

Whyte believes he can avenge the defeat in an immediate rematch

“He was facing taxi drivers instead of facing Dillian Whyte.

“It’s wrong what’s been done to the lad, but he’s now in this very strange position where he’s gotta go into the rematch and his career is on the line.

“I believe Dillian will beat Povetkin. I think he needs to go in there and perform basically the same.

“Just, when you go in for the final finish, you’ve got to be alert and aware.”

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