6'2" 225 pounds and 40 years old, Povetkin is a cruiserweight.

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by miniq, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Whyte should win. Povetkin is off the juice and clearly looks a little droopy these days.

    But, should Povetkin win, he'll have the unique distinction of being an Olympic gold medalist and two-time heavyweight champ ... without really winning any of those actual titles in the ring.

    His gold medal opponent was injured during the semifinal and didn't show up for the fight, so Povetkin won the gold via walkover.

    Then he won the WBA "regular" belt (which is currently held by Charr) during an era when Wlad Klitschko was the actual WBA Champ, and, should he win Saturday, he'll pick up Whyte's WBC "interim" belt during a period when Tyson Fury is actually the WBC heavyweight champ.

    If Alexander pulls the hat-trick Saturday, never will the phrase "Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time Heavyweight Champion" ring so hollow. (LOL)
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  2. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Why is the big talk about Anthony Joshua being ringside?

    Whyte is calling out Fury after this...

    Just promoting Pulev I guess.

    Fury should gatecrash and call them both out to a bare-knuckle in Eddie's back garden, would be brilliant.
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  3. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    Whyte looks too big for Povetkin for me. Hopefully Whyte is clean but with no testing done who knows. Late stoppage or UD for Whyte.
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  4. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    He beats Whyte Whyte is a loser and has no actual belife in him self
  5. Mr Icaman

    Mr Icaman 32-0 WBC Champ, Ring + Lineal HW Champ Full Member

    Aug 31, 2015
    I was just looking tru to see if anyone had noticed it lol/
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  6. Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Jennifer Love Hewitt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Anyone see the open workout? Povetkin trying to skip rope was just sad.
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  7. Mike_b

    Mike_b Member Full Member

    Jul 9, 2020
    I'd beckon to say he's a real sized heavy weight just not a super heavyweight that's all.
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  8. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Povetkin a HW at 225 lol.
    Lets hope for a sold, competitive fight!
  9. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Beware the overhand right.
  10. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    This need to dismiss & disrespect HWs who are as big or bigger than almost all of the greatest HWs before a few guys starting from the 1990's is insulting stupidity.

    I have to wonder if it is little guys with a size complex, or big guys whose Egos are all about their size & the gym, lol!
    It is asinine to say anyone who is not ~ SHW size should lose a few lbs., then weight drain to make CW before a fight.
    Nah, if the money & glory is where the best guys in absolute terms fight, more power to them!

    I like that some men might won without massive physical advantages, due to skill & toughness.
    Except if someone is an unrepentant 2 time PED cheat, I cannot root for him.

    Complain abaout that-a man lying & essentially stealing the place & spotlight from clean athltes who refuse to drug up.
    Instead of fetishizing size regardless of talent & ethics or maybe how they got so big.
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  11. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 4, 2017
    Whyte appears to be back on the juice.

    Rooting for Povetkin, but he's well past his prime, nearly 41 now. Prime Povetkin would wipe the floor with the loud-mouthed Whyte.

    That's why Whyte is fighting him, he prefers to fight men past their 40th birthday like Wach and Povetkin.
  12. Plasterwraps

    Plasterwraps New Member Full Member

    Dec 12, 2017
    Wlad's the only fighter that beat Povetkin easily, and Wlad was running the division at that point in his career. I'd honestly be impressed if Whyte doesn't struggle with him.
  13. daverobin

    daverobin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Why would u say povetkin is a cruiserweight ????? Don’t u know boxing
  14. Bonecrusher

    Bonecrusher Lineal Champion Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    You were saying?
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  15. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    I route for Whyte for the first time ever and meme him my energy and he gets flattened again...man.

    What a punch.