'He showed strength of Russian spirit. It made me happy to be a part of this culture!' Roy Jones Jr. on Povetkin KO of Whyte This content is protected Russian-American boxer Roy Jones Jr. says Alexander Povetkin's knockout of the year contender against Dillian Whyte showed "the strength of the Russian spirit" and made him "happy" to to be part of the country's culture. Povetkin flattened Whyte with a perfectly timed uppercut in the fifth round of their August 22 fight in England, despite having been twice heavily knocked down in the fourth by Whyte at Matchroom Fight Camp. Former undisputed light-heavyweight champion Jones Jr., who received a Russian passport from president Vladimir Putin in 2015, says the shot made him feel proud to be part of the Russian culture.