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Old 06-21-2007, 08:22 PM   #1
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Is Alex Povetkin ready for a test like this..?

Larry Donald is the first proper long distance fight test for the 2004 Olympic champion. Can he show the maturity to overcome the usually sturdy chinned Donald.. Bostice was overwealmed, Mayfield Outgunned, Castle and Bango dominated, Chapman ground down, Ahunanya outworked.. Can Larry Donald use his wiley skills to take the relative newcommer late into a fight where he may find it uncomfortable..

Larry took Rid**** Bowe the full trip at Bowes meanest..
Larry also came a very close second to the then WBA champ Valuev.
Larry dominated former Cruiser and heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield (all be it a past his finest years Holyfield..)

It would be very impressive if Sasha got a stoppage victory..

What do you all think.. IMO i say Povetkin takes a decisive points win..
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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I saw povetkins last fight and he looked great. He's not that well built or ripped but the guy is deceptively fast plus he's strong and has good boxing skills. I predict Povetkin wins by mid round KO
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:17 PM   #3
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The question isn't "is Povetkin ready for someone like Donald so early in his career?", it's "is Donald ready for someone like Povetkin so late in his career?". Donald will learn that he is not a guy he can just box circles around. Povetkin is headlining a fight in Moscow, his determination is at its peak.. anything less than a KO will be a big surprise. He will take him out faster than Wlad did and figure the old man out quick. Povetkin KO6.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:46 PM   #4
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This is a tough test for Povetkin who never went more than 6 rounds. While Donald is the man who should take Povetkin full 10/12 rounds. The question is Povetkin ready to go for 10/12 rounds with a good boxer like Donald?
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:14 PM   #5
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I have a feeling that this will be Povetkin's coming out fight, and if Povetkin were to win big (by TKO or KO), I would believe all the hype and then some. Donald is a skilled fighter who can take a shot, but this isn't the Donald of the 1990s or early 2000s. His long ring absence leads me to believe he will be rusty, sluggish, and probably off with his timing. I like Povetkin by clear UD (116-112, 116-112, 117-111).
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:39 PM   #6
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I'm not sure about that, but I'm pretty sure you're the only poster here that has a Chris Byrd avatar.

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Old 06-21-2007, 11:06 PM   #7
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I don't think that the question is "is AP ready for Larry donald" I thinkn the question is "is AP ready to face the guys that come after donald?". With only 13 pro fights under his belt and at most one long distance fight will he be ready to face the Ruiz's, the Rahmans, and the brewsters of the world?

Currently, he's on a pace to be a champ after only 15 or 16 fights. Is he ready for this?

Personally I thing that there is still an upper eschelon of top guys that he is not going to be ready for for at least 6 or seven fights.

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Old 06-22-2007, 11:41 AM   #8
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Is Alex Povetkin ready for a test like this..?

Larry Donald is the first proper long distance fight test for the 2004 Olympic champion. Can he show the maturity to overcome the usually sturdy chinned Donald.. Bostice was overwealmed, Mayfield Outgunned, Castle and Bango dominated, Chapman ground down, Ahunanya outworked.. Can Larry Donald use his wiley skills to take the relative newcommer late into a fight where he may find it uncomfortable..

Larry took Rid**** Bowe the full trip at Bowes meanest..
Larry also came a very close second to the then WBA champ Valuev.
Larry dominated former Cruiser and heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield (all be it a past his finest years Holyfield..)

It would be very impressive if Sasha got a stoppage victory..

What do you all think.. IMO i say Povetkin takes a decisive points win..
I bet my money on a point victory for Povetkin.Donald will be a tough test for the rising shooting star from Russia.Donald has a proven track record,and he for sure can be competitive against a lot of top guns.
Povetkin's stamina is still a question mark.Would be great for Povetkin to go the full route of 12 rounds with Donald.Povetkin needs some rounds against a good opponent.Donald is still a good fighter who can give hell to anyone who takes him lightly.

Povetkin's promoter and his matchmaker should match Povetkin with 1-2 teak tough journeymen after his encounter with Donald!
Sedrick Fields,Sherman Williams,Saul Montana,or Denis Bakhtov would be decent foes for Povetkin in order to test his stamina a bit.
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:01 PM   #9
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donald has been too inactive to outbox AP for the distance. he'll get KOed i think. and if not he'll just survive i think. though i woul dlove to see him win
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:21 PM   #10
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Interesting fight. This is definitly Povetkins best opponent so far.

Donald is past his best (39?) but he showed he had a lot left when he beat Holyfield handily and, on my scorecard, beat Valuev by a round.
He is also very tough, was only stopped once in his career by Vitali Klitschko after 11 rounds and 4 knockdowns, who needless to say is a very hard accumulative puncher.


I predict a points win for Povetkin. Based on pressure, speed and his technical ability, he should be able to beat Donald. He should pace himself well (is it 12 rounds?) and keep his cool when Donald turns out to be hard to hit or able to absorb a beating.
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:24 PM   #11
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It's definitely a step up, but Donald is pushing 40 now and he's been out of the ring for the better part of 21 months.

Plus Donald's eternal problem - he's too gun shy.

If Povetkin stops him that'll be a feather in his cap, but 'just' a points win would be the biggest of his pro career to date and I definitely favour him to do it. I think he'll pressure Donald and score some eye-catching combos in close, and it'll get him the nod.
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:35 PM   #12
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Donald is a respectful opponent.. But The one first pencilled in "Monte Barret" Is the guy that would have probably posed a great threat to the young russian.. Barrett always pulls the underdog upset..
He dropped Mesi..
and handed Guinn his first loss in front of Guinns home fans..

Imagine Barrett doing the same in front of Povetkins home fans in Moskow..

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Old 06-22-2007, 04:12 PM   #13
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Sasha will beat Donald by UD. The other option is an early KO.

I wanted Sasha to face Barrett, who I rank in my Top30..but I guess Donald is a fine/underrated opponent.
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:12 PM   #14
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Larry Donald is the first proper long distance fight test for the 2004 Olympic champion.
Is winning a pro-kickboxing Euro title in a 10 round fight 7 years ago not considered a proper long distance test?
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:52 PM   #15
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In terms of pro boxing, then.
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