Klitschko defeats Povetkin in an ugly fight

wlad9766By Jim Dower: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO’s) defeated WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-1, 18 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday at the Olimpiyskiy, in Moscow, Russia. The final judges scores were 119-104, 119-104 and 119-104.

Wladimir knocked Povetkin down 4 times in the fight; once in the 2nd round from a short left hook and 3 times in the 7thh round. Wladimir appeared to push Povetkin down with the first knockdown in the 7th, but the other two seemed to be legit.

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Povetkin wants to beat Wladimir for his father

povetkin6765By Eric Thomas: WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO’s) will have a tremendous amount of motivation to beat IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO’s) when he faces him in the ring tonight in their fight at the Olimpiyskiy, in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin wants to defeat the 6’6″ Wladimir for his father, who died in 2010.

Povtkin said “It was a dream of my rather [for him to beat Wladimir]. He is gone now. I promised him to bring the belts. I must do it.”

If Povetkin has that kind of motivation behind him then he could be a very dangerous opponent Wladimir because it means he won’t go down easy or end up as a punching bag like Wladimir’s other recent opponents have. A lot of Wladimir’s opponents have seemed beaten even before they get into the ring, and they generally don’t do a whole lot before getting stopped or seeming go give up.

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Klitschko faces Povetkin – At last

wladimir65563By Rachel Aylett: On Saturday, 5 October 2013, Wladimir Klitschko makes a return to the ring when he defends his numerous heavyweight championship belts against perennial top contender Alexander Povetkin. The bout takes place in Povetkin’s home nation, Russia.

Those who are still interested in the dodo-esque division, and they are dwindling by the day, are glad to see Povetkin finally get his long-gestating shot at one of the dominant Klitschko brothers. He has looked the “man most likely” for a number of years now.

This fight with Wladimir was first mooted as long ago as 2008 when it was a far more attractive proposition, and was originally set to take place in December of that year. Povetkin was the IBF’s mandatory challenger. However, the Russian had to pull out with an ankle injury.

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Wladimir disses Chisora and Haye while smothering Povetkin with compliments

wlad443By Scott Gilfoid: While trying to pour some compliments over the head of his opponent for Saturday night Alexander Povetkin, Wladimir Klitschko gave a stiff backhand to British heavyweights Dereck Chisora and David Haye in describing their trash talking style as like “barking dogs.” Wladimir is making sure he gives nothing for Povetkin to gain motivation before their fight in Moscow, Russia.

Wladimir said via BBC Sport “Barking dogs never bite and Povetkin is not a barking dog. There is no controversy like with Haye, when he said all that crazy stuff before our fight. There’s no spitting water or slapping like Chisora did before he fought my brother…He’s the best opponent I’ve ever had.”

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Wladimir with 16 lb. weight advantage over Povetkin

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By Allan Fox: At Friday’s weigh-in IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO’s) weighed in almost 16 pounds heavier than his opponent WBA champion Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO’s) in weighing in at 241.6 lbs. compared to Povetkin’s 225.75 lbs. for their big fight on Saturday night in Moscow, Russia.

For Wladimir, it’s almost the norm for him to have a weight advantage over his opponents. The exceptions have been in his fights against Mariusz Wach, Tony Thompson [1st fight], Ray Austin, and Hasim Rahman.

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Klitschko vs. Povetkin analysis

For the first time in ring history, two Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallists collide for the world heavyweight championship tomorrow evening when Wladimir Klitschko defends his WBA Super, WBO, IBF and IBO belts against WBA ‘regular’ champion Alex Povetkin at Moscow’s Olympic Stadium. President Putin will be ringside.

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Wladimir Klitschko a huge favorite to defeat Alexander Povetkin on Saturday

wladimir565By Eric Thomas: This Saturday’s fight between IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO’s) and WBA champ Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO’s) may be seen an exciting bout for European boxing fans, but it’s still considered a mismatch by most people.

That’s not surprising because Povetkin is a lot smaller than Wladimir, much slower, and not in his class in the power department. Wladimir and Povetkin will be mixing it up at the Olimpiyskiy, in Moscow, Russia. It’s not really an ideal venue because it doesn’t seat as many fans as what Wladimir normally fights in front of in Germany.

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Povetkin at 224 lbs. for Klitschko fight

povetkin565By Allan Fox: WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO’s) was rumored to have lost a lot of weight in training for this Saturday’s fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO’s) in Moscow, Russia, according to Fightnews.com.

If Povetkin really has lost a lot of weight in getting ready for this fight then we’ll see evidence of that late in the bout when Povetkin has to dig deep against a much bigger fighter. It’s going to be tough as it is for him to be able to take Wladimir deep into the fight because he’s going to be getting with so many big shots.

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Klitschko-Povetkin & Cotto-Rodriguez this Saturday on HBO

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, HBO Sports’ flagship boxing series, presents a dynamite split-site triple-header headlined by the return of two of the sport’s biggest stars on SATURDAY, OCT. 5. The action begins at 3:30 p.m. (live ET) with the heavyweight title fight WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO VS. ALEXANDER POVETKIN from SC Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow. Following a replay of the fight later that day at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT), the doubleheader MIGUEL COTTO VS. DELVIN RODRIGUEZ AND TERENCE CRAWFORD VS. ANDREY KLIMOV will be presented from Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. (live ET/tape-delayed PT). The HBO Sports team of Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

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Povetkin, call up Delboy for mind games for Wladimir

wlad323It seems WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO’s) and his team are really taking extreme measures in attempting to mentally disrupt the ultra calm IBO/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO’s). Team Povetkin have taking the extraordinary step of asking Dereck Chisora to be the man who watches Wladimir being strapped for this Saturday’s bout in Moscow, Russia.

Delboy is best known for his antics surrounding his fight with Vitali Klitschko. He is infamous for slapping Vitali at the weigh in, spitting water in Wladimir’s face in the ring prior to the fight and then brawling with David Haye at the post fight press conference.

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