Fury picks Deontay to defeat Povetkin

1-160116_WilderSzpilka_20552By Scott Gilfoid: IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is picking WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) to beat his mandatory opponent Alexander Povetki (30-1, 22 KOs) in their fight in two months from now on May 21 at the Khodynka Ice Palace, in Moscow, Russia.

Fury sees the 6’2” Povetkin as being too little and too fragile-chinned in order to beat a big and highly athletic fighter like the 6’7” Wilder, who also has big punching power with his right hand. Fury notes that Povetkin hit the deck repeatedly in his 12 round decision loss to former world champion Wladimir Klitschko three years ago.

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Povetkin’s promoter not happy with Wladimir’s clinching

wlad99By Allan Fox: It’s been two and half weeks since former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-1, 18 KO’s) was beaten by IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision in Moscow, Russia, but Povetkin’s promoter Kalle Sauerland still isn’t happy with all the clinching and leaning that the 37-year-old Wladimir was permitted to get away with in the fight.

Sauerland feels that the referee Luis Pabon should have stepped in and given some warnings to Wladimir to keep him from grabbing so much in the fight. Sauerland filed a protest to the World Boxing Association about the referee.

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Dana White: Wladimir Klitschko should have been disqualified

wlad99By Scott Gilfoid: UFC promoter Dana White wasn’t impressed at all with what he saw from IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO’s) from his win over WBA champion Alexander Povetkin (26-1, 18 KO’s) two weeks ago in Moscow, Russia. White thinks that Wladimir should have been disqualified in the final round of dull bout because he was holding and not trying to fight. White was totally disappointed in Wladimir’s performance.

White told the Telegraph “He [Wladimir] should have been disqualified. In the 12th round he didn’t even throw a punch. That’s the heavyweight champion of the world. It’s embarrassing…He doesn’t want to fight. He runs and grabs onto you. It’s disgusting. I can’t believe they found someone to pay him $17 million dollars.”

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Povetkin wants rematch against Wladimir

wlad99By Allan Fox: Former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-1, 18 KO’s) wants a second shot against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO’s) to show him that he’s a better fighter than he showed last Saturday night in losing a 12 round unanimous decision in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin admits that he lost, but he still wants to face the 6’6″ Wladimir again if possible.

Povetkin said to the Voice of Russia “I’m not frightened and I’m going to to set my sights on meeting him again. I lost the battle, but I’ll win the war. Tactically, Wladimir beat me, but I definitely never gave up mentally or physically.”

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Klitschko-Povetkin drew 12 million viewers in Germany

wladimir7245By Scott Gilfoid: Last Saturday’s fight between IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO’s) and former WBA champ Alexander Povtkin (26-1, 18 KO’s) from Moscow, Russia was seen by 12 million viewers on RTL in Germany, according to Dan Rafael.

In other words, 15% of the population watched the fight. That’s an incredible number. If 15 percent of the fans in the U.S watched the Klitschko-Povetkin fight it would come out to 47 million viewers.

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Wladimir clinches his way to win over Povetkin

wlad99By Bob Smith: I have been a big fan of Wladimir Klitschko for some time, and have defended him as being underrated, and claimed that this underrated status was due to ethnic or cultural bias or failure to acknowledge the dominance that the two Klitschko brothers have exercised over the heavyweight division for nearly 10 years.

But he becomes more difficult to defend after his win over WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin last Saturday night in Moscow, Russia. I can understand trying to take the crowd out of the fight, but I counted 36 clinches in the first three rounds, and after that the fight became too boring for even me to watch. I am aware that Klitschko has power and a good jab, but I don’t think that Povetkin, while a good fighter, is even near in quality to the fighters of the 1990s era – Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, George Foreman, and so on. I say this as a person who likes to watch boxing and has seen the bulk of the televised fights of both Klitschko brothers.

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Fury unimpressed with Wladimir’s win over Povetkin

wlad793By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated heavyweight contender Tyson Fury got the chance to watch IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s 12 round decision win over WBA champ Alexander Povetkin last night and Fury wasn’t impressed at all with what he saw from both guys, especially the 6’6″ Wladimir.

Fury was totally turned off by all the awful clinching that Wladimir chose to do in the fight, and the 6’9″ Fury is now more certain than ever that he will whip the Ukrainian when and if he ever fights him.

Whether a fight between them ever transpire depends on if Fury can beat David Haye on February 8th.

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Wladimir dominates Povetkin, looks invincible

wladimir77By Rachel Aylett: Last night in Moscow, Russia, the heavyweight champion of the world, Wladimir Klitschko, successfully defended his championship belts against one of his top contenders, home fighter Alexander Povetkin.

There was something different about this defense for Wladimir, in that his own promotional company was not in charge of running the show. Hence, he had to fight in a smaller ring than he would have liked, away from his adoring German fans, and had the bulk of the crowd against him. None of this made the slightest difference as Wlad dominated his opponent from first bell to last, further enhancing his claim to be one of the most dominant champions in history.

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Wladimir puts in a horrible performance against Povetkin

wlad6778By Scott Gilfoid: Wladimir Klitschko dominated Alexander Povetkin tonight in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision in Moscow, Russia, but this has got to be the worst performance of Wladimir’s career by far. I know that’s hard to say because he’s looked incredibly terrible in his defeats to Ross Puritty, Corrie Sanders and Lamon Brewster, but tonight Wladimir took mediocrity to a whole new level by clinching his way to a 12 round unanimous decision over Povetkin.

Wladimir retained his IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight titles with the victory, but I think he may have lost a heck of a lot of fans with this awful performance.

Referee Luis Pabon really dropped the ball tonight by letting Wladimir hold Povetkin and pull down on his head for all he was worth for 12 rounds. Early on, Pabon should have given Wladimir a stern warning for his grabbing and shoving Povetkin because it constant.

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Klitschko destroys Povetkin with ease

povetkin666By Ciaran McKinney: Tonight in the heart of Moscow, thousands of fans were witness to an absolute demolition job from Wladimir Klitschko on the brave, but extremely limited Alexander Povetkin.  

A massive purse bid, the third largest in history and an inflated record boasted by the hometown hero had some boxing fans claiming that this could be it, the time had finally come for one half on the all conquering Ukrainian brothers. The fighters came to the fantastically kitted out Olypiskiy Arena ready for a war, but from the first bell, it was clear that any hope was false.

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