Originally Posted by Vysotsky
I get that mindset but it isn't smart to try and be a hardass just to show who is boss. Like i said Povetkin has the best resume, is a very meaningful win and is a easier style matchup than Pulev and after being reduced to having to fight Mormeck, TT and Wach getting a meaningful fight should be priority, not playing mind games with Sauerland or Povetkin.
Well I see it more as a means of risk reduction. Play hardball with Sauerland now (after they ditched out twice) to make sure they actually are serious this time around.
You'll know how serious they are if they accept hardass conditions.
The riskiest thing for Wlad would be to accommodate whatever Povetkin is asking for, then 3 weeks before the fight he pulls out again with a strained ****** and Wlad loses all the time and money he spent for preparation and marketing.