Dillian Whyte stops Marcelo Luiz Nascimento in 2nd round KO!
By Scott Gilfoid: Former Anthony Joshua conqueror, heavyweight prospect Dillian “The Villain” Whyte (13-0, 10 KOs) made extremely short work of Brazilian knockout artist Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (17-8, 15 KOs) on Saturday night in stopping the 34-year-old fighter in the 2nd round of a scheduled 8 round bout at the Camden Centre, Kings Cross, in London, UK.
While Nascimento has been stopped early before during his career, he’s never been stopped as quickly as the 26-year-old Whyte did to him last night.
Whyte dropped Nascimento three times in the fight. In the 2nd round, Whyte knocked Nascimento down with a huge right hand to the head. Nascimento got to the crouching position, as if he was going to get up, but he stayed there until he was counted out by referee. It was a wise decision by Nascimento not to get up, because he likely would have been decapitated by Whyte if he’s regained his feet. Whyte had just way too much one-punch power and he would have put a quick ending to the fight had Nascimento dared to get up.
Earlier in the 2nd round, Whyte dropped Nascimento with a beautiful left hook to the head. Nascimento was quick to spring back to his feet after the knockdown, but it was clear that it was a legitimate knockdown. Nascimento couldn’t take Whyte’s power from his left hook.
In the 1st round, Whyte knocked Nascimento down with a nice left hook to the jaw. It was the type of punch that many fighters wouldn’t have gotten up from, but to Nascimento’s credit he was able to get back to his feet and resume fighting.
Nascimento bum rushed Whyte in the early going in the 1st round in throwing huge punches that Whyte mostly ducked under to avoid. However, some of the shots connected to the head of the 6’3” Whyte, but he took the shots well without showing any signs of being bothered by them.
Whyte doesn’t get the kind of attention in boxing world as Anthony Joshua does, but he might actually be the better fighter due to his one-punch power, calm manner of fighting, and his two-fisted power. Joshua doesn’t have one-punch power like Whyte has, and I don’t think he’s got Whyte’s chin.
Joshua also doesn’t have the same calm/relaxed way of fighting the way Whyte does. Whyte reminds me a lot of a young George Foreman and boxing great Alexis Arguello with the way he’s so relaxed in the ring. Whyte doesn’t waste punches when he fights. He’s stays very calm until he sees and opening, and then he throws a bomb of a left hook or right hand.
In Whyte’s fight with Anthony Joshua in the amateurs, Whyte dropped Joshua with a left-right combination to the head. Joshua was shook with the first left hand, but the right came right after from Whyte and that knocked Johua down on his backside. The knockdown wasn’t a fluke thing. Whyte really nailed Joshua with the one-two combination, and it’s lucky for Joshua that this was an amateur fight with him wearing head-gear, because I think he would have finished off quickly by Whyte had it been a professional bout. I think Whyte is the better fighter than Joshua.
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