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Video: Insane Knockout On Uppercut In Heavyweight Bout Tonight

Alexander Povetkin fights in December.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 07: Alexander Povetkin and Referee Steve Gray check on Michael Hunter during the of the WBC World Heavyweight Eliminator fight between Alexander Povetkin and Michael Hunter during the Matchroom Boxing 'Clash on the Dunes' show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Knockouts don't get much more powerful than the one dealt by heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin on Saturday evening.

The 40-year-old Russian boxer knocked out Dillian Whyte in the fifth round of their bout on Saturday. With the knockout, Povetkin captured the Interim WBC heavyweight world title.

Boxing Scene had some details on what went down in the fight leading up to the knockout:

Whyte had the edge in the early rounds, making Povetkin miss and then digging hard to the body. During their trades in the fourth round, Povetkin went down from a left hook. It was more of a flash, with Whyte taking his time and boxing. Then he dropped Povetkin for a second time with an uppercut.

In the next round, the fifth, Povetkin knocked Whyte out cold with a huge left uppercut. Whyte fell down and out, with the referee quickly waving off the fight.

DAZN shared video of the knockout on Twitter. It doesn't get much more jaw-dropping than this:

My jaw hurts from just watching that. Povetkin improved to 36-2-1, 25 KOs with the knockout, while Whyte dropped to 27-2, 18 KOs with the loss.

Hopefully Whyte is feeling OK following that uppercut punch. Knockouts don't get much more violent than that.