With their potential November fight highly likely, here is some interesting footage of Povetkin's last fight against Eddie Chambers.
Povetkin appears extremely susceptible to the 1-2 or jab, right-cross which is Wladimir's best combination. Povetkin has the habit of lingering in the punch zone. Chambers landed at will early in the fight. He stunned Povetkin several times and caused swelling around his eyes.
Chambers is a light-hitting but fast-handed hw while Wlad was named boxing's best puncher by Ring magazine and has exceptional handspeed for a man his size.
Chambers was unable to sustain his attack after round 5 and seemed to completely run out of gas. To his credit, Povetkin gutted out the win but his poor defense and non-existent head movement leaves him very susceptible to Klitschko's longer and straighter punches. Additionally, Chambers rarely utilized his jab despite its success, a punch Wladimir bases his entire attack on. Moreover, this weapon could prove even more critical as Povetkin appears to swell and mark up pretty easily.
A glaring statistic was Chamber's 61%
success rate on power punches.
What do you make of this matchup?