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Fury says he would take Povetkin apart

Alexander Povetkin Tyson FuryBy John F. McKenna (McJack): In an ongoing war of words between “regular” World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KO’s) and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (16-0, 11 KO’s) Fury today fired back at Alexander’s assertion that he is ducking Povetkin.

Tyson decided it was time to set the record straight and offer up his version of events in what transpired between the Fury and Povetkin camps as to why the two will not be fighting in December. Fury was quoted in irish-boxing.com saying:

“Before my promoter Mick Hennessy had finalized my fight against Neven Pajkic he received a call from Sauerland Events asking would we be interested in making the Povetkin fight for December, they were told that we were very interested in the fight but they would need to come back with a sensible offer very quickly as we were close to finalizing my next fight.

“But to this day my promoter has not received any kind of offer so we had to proceed with my Commonwealth title defense.

“In my opinion the call was only made in the hope that we would turn down the fight so they could go public with it, if they were serious, a proper and sensible offer would have been made. I think they were shocked when Mick said we were up for the fight.

“I stand by my comments, Povetkin isn’t in my league and I believe his team knows that. I would take him apart. It would be an easier night’s work than I had against Chisora.”

Fury will be defending his Commonwealth title against Canadian heavyweight champion Neven Pajkic (16-0, 5 KO’s) on November 12 at EventCity, Manchester on November 12. In addition to being telecast live on Channel 5 in England, the fight will also be available in Canada to all Super Channel network subscribers.

Controversy of course is a fight promoters dream and the present controversy between Fury and Povetkin , real or contrived will only help to draw attention and sell more tickets in the event a fight between the two ever happens.

It is almost a certainty that Sauerland, and the Povetkin camp will now fire off another salvo of their own at Fury.


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