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Old 04-05-2009, 12:08 AM   #1
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There are so many fighters waiting to be taken that I feel Povetkin very well could become a HOF bound fighter.

I honestly would give him a good chacne to beat beat Vitali as of now. Vitali is extremey immobile, the knee brace speaks volumes along with the myriad injures he's picked up over the years. That's why he and his team were so happy to take the Peter fight after years out of the ring with no tune up. He's just there to be taken and with Povetkin's workrate and chin among other things I think he could be the one to take advantage of a slipping Vitali.

And speaking of fighters waiting to be taken, few fighters in recent years have had starts as fast as Povetkin. He started his career unbelievably fast which says a lot about what a quality fighter he is, and tore through the old guard like Donald and Byrd.

Dimitrenko, Ruiz, Valuev, Chagaev, Martin Rogan, Andew Golota... He'd slaughter the older fighters on that list and I feel he could take decisions casually against the likes of Rogan and Valuev.

Wladimir, however, would be trouble for Povetkin in my opinion.

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Old 04-05-2009, 12:10 AM   #2
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Did you see him fight tonight?
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:12 AM   #3
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Nay', not yet.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:13 AM   #4
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He was ****ing terrible.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:14 AM   #5
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Not based on what we saw tonight.

He has some positives but the truth is that he won't get past Wladimir, whom he will probably fight next, and he won't likely continue on to become much afterwards.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:18 AM   #6
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Alex Povetkin is a tub of goo of a white boy who's being pushed into something he's only marginal at best....... No more excuses about being sick or ill, or whatever.... He's not that good...... He'll never sell big in the USA.......... Keep that dude over in Europe....

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Old 04-05-2009, 12:20 AM   #7
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Well his win over chambers certainly looks alot more impressive after the job fast eddie put on peter last week. based on what i saw tonight, potvekin does not beat wlad, however i do give him a strong shot to beat vitali.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:31 AM   #8
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I did not see the fight but Povetkin had a solid win over Chambers and a few others and looks to be a solid fighter, Estrada is not an easy guy to look good against. Still i think he is not being managed correctly...He has not fought a big man and in this day and age the Klitschko's are the men to beat so he should have had some practice. 17 fights but he is not a spring chicken. I would have liked to see him against Areola or Dimentrenko or John Ruiz or Chagaev before he took on Vlad. i think he may be the type that is more effective than impressive but time will tell
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:04 AM   #9
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Larry Donald isn't a big man?
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Larry Donald isn't a big man?
Larry Donald is washed up.......... Shit, he's near or at 40......... His last big win and good year was over Holy in 2004.......... In 2009, L.D. aint going anywhere...... At best he'll become a CHIEF sparring partner for a name fighter.....

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He already beat Donald, Bill.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:47 AM   #12
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He already beat Donald, Bill.
Donald lost? I'm not surprised there.... Not anything post of 2004 anyway... Donald's real career as a contender is over..... Now he can only pretend....

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Old 04-05-2009, 04:26 AM   #13
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Alex Povetkin is a tub of goo of a white boy who's being pushed into something he's only marginal at best....... No more excuses about being sick or ill, or whatever.... He's not that good...... He'll never sell big in the USA.......... Keep that dude over in Europe....

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I think your being very hard on the guy. I think he is currently the 4th best heavy out there at the moment and yes he is from Europe but he is still lightyears ahead of any US fighter
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:52 AM   #14
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Will he even dare to be great?
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