Originally Posted by joeboxer
i would agree with that, but for the fact that Barrett just got a title shot, Owen Beck just got a title shot, Shannon Briggs did after beating 10 straight guys who werent in the top 50, Ray Austin was a mandatory for goodness sake. Holyfield hasn't done anything near beating anyone decent and he's being talked about...so why not an amateur superchamp who has moved very quickly in the pro ranks.
Very good point,joe!
However,Povetkin's stamina is still a huge question mark.Wouldnt be very wise to rush him into a title fight within the knowledge whether he is able to go 12 rounds or not,would it!
Povetkin was one of the most dominating heavy weight amateur fighters of all times,and he seems to be on the way to dominate the big boys' league at the paid ranks,too.Nevertheless far too early to match him with the present undisputed nr.1.Povetkin desperately needs more rounds.He has never gone 10 or 12 rounds at the pros.