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Old 06-13-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default What is Povetkin's status now? Why no fights?

Does anyone know what's going one with Sasha Povetkin? The last news about him seems to have been the January controversy, when Sauerland said that Teddy Atlas would be scrapped as trainer. That announcement seems to have been premature, though. But since then, no news regarding Povetkin.

Why has Povetkin been inactive?
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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Heard he broke his hand agaisnt Firtha.

But lets be honest here- this shit has been going on for three years now. I don't think the man wants to be a proffesional fighter. The burden of proof is now on him.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:34 PM   #4
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He's just landed in American right now for a 3 week training camp with Atlas today.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:51 PM   #5
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I really think (and I know this sounds crazy) its because Povetkin is Russian and the Klitschkos are Ukrainians. There's some political trouble in that part of the world right now and I believe they don't want to add to it...
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:28 PM   #6
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I really think (and I know this sounds crazy) its because Povetkin is Russian and the Klitschkos are Ukrainians. There's some political trouble in that part of the world right now and I believe they don't want to add to it...
That's crazy. Russians and Ukrainians play each other all the time in major soccer showdowns. The rivalry generated by those games is greater than anything Povetkin vs the Kltischkos would generate.

You are overstating the magnitude of Ukrainian-Russian political tensions.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:44 PM   #7
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Good.

Glad I am wrong.

I like the guy, but the bullshit has to stop.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:47 PM   #8
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Good.

Glad I am wrong.

I like the guy, but the bullshit has to stop.
Cachi,

What exactly do you mean by "bullshit?" Tell us what you mean, Cachi. In your own words.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:58 PM   #9
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Good to hear he's actually doing something. There are so many interesting fights he could be involved in, I hope Theodore Atlas actually has a proper plan- although I expect that plan is to wait for one or more of the brothers to retire. Not a bad idea, but he should fight better fighters in the meantime
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Cachi,

What exactly do you mean by "bullshit?" Tell us what you mean, Cachi. In your own words.
He was number 1 contender three years ago, claimed to have a broken leg, which I believed at the time, pulled out, then got another fight with Wladdy and pulled out at the last minute again, this time with no excuse other than he was switching trainers.

In those threee wasted years he has faced nothing like another real contender, and even talked about going back to the amatuers.

Bullshit. If he wants to fight, then fight. Making a guy go through training camp and finding reasons to pull out is garbage.
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He was number 1 contender three years ago, claimed to have a broken leg, which I believed at the time, pulled out, then got another fight with Wladdy and pulled out at the last minute again, this time with no excuse other than he was switching trainers.

In those threee wasted years he has faced nothing like another real contender, and even talked about going back to the amatuers.

Bullshit. If he wants to fight, then fight. Making a guy go through training camp and finding reasons to pull out is garbage.
Thanks, Cachi Boy.
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Thanks, Cachi Boy.
Any time. And I repeat, I am still a supporter. He just has to get his head right.
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the WBA has ordered Povetkin to fight Chagaev for the regular title once Wlad and Haye unified. I suspect thats what hes preparing for with Atlas
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the WBA has ordered Povetkin to fight Chagaev for the regular title once Wlad and Haye unified. I suspect thats what hes preparing for with Atlas
He will win this fight.

He should, for this fight, go back to his old swarmer style, and just throw more punches than Chag.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:44 AM   #15
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depends on what Chagaev has left imo. he was in pretty bad condition in that fight with Walker who pushed him around what Wlad and Valuev couldnīt do. Also he took shots he normally avoids easily but it was the same in that fight with Drumond after he got cut. Its been romoured hes suffering from detached retina and bad visions for years but he had ups and downs his entiere career so maybe he can get himself in proper shape again for a major fight like this with his career at stake. I agree Povetkin should be able to outwork him. Chagaev in my opionen is the better boxer by quite some stretch but has always tended to be lazy with his punches. But however who knows how Povetkin is going to perform under Atlas guidance in a real fight. Its a decent crossroads fight imo
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