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Old 07-01-2007, 12:23 AM   #52
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Default Re: povetkin-donald

Just watched the fight.
As mentioned, the outcome of the fight was never in doubt. No Euro robbery here, I had the fight scored 100-90 myself, not knowing the outcome. Round one set the tone, with Povetkin pressing the action, landing by far the most telling shots and putting together combos nicely.
Donald looked as crafty as you would expect, it is very tough for a fighter, any fighter, to land solidly against him. Povetkin did well.
Povetkin was careful to pace himself I think, he knew that the fight could go the distance, which it did and if Donald was planning on Alexander punching himself out, he was mistaken.

No, there was no knockdowns, let alone ko, and the only round where I think Povetkin had Donald on some pretty shaky ground was round 8...and Donald was too crafty to let Povetkin capitalize.

To say that Povetkin won every round is not a stretch at all. Donald did not look all that different then he did vs. Valuev...and Povetkin did so much better than Nicolay did, for what thats worth.
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