Alexander Povetkin retires from boxing

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by _Scott_, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    Let's give it a year or so and see which up and comer will offer him a boat load of cash for a match.
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    It'll be Canelo.
  3. Liquorice

    Liquorice Oppressed vest Full Member

    May 13, 2018
    He should have retired after the Whyte win… It would have been a great way to end a quality career… He was a mess in the rematch.. it shows how good he was in his prime that even at 40 he was starching men like Whyte
  4. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
    Mental that he never won a title considering the likes of Charles Martin got his hands on one. Great career regardless
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  5. Odins beard

    Odins beard Fentanyl is one hell of a drug.... Full Member

    Apr 13, 2014
    Excellent fighter who gave a great account in his career.

    He’s level headed and I wish him all the best in retirement.
  6. chico g

    chico g Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    A long list of wins over top 10 contenders throughout his career. I never expected him to dethrone the Klitschko's though. He had the power, but like Haye, I think he was a bit too short for Wlad, and not quite durable to keep up a sustained attack.
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  7. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    The second rematch boosted his bank balance.
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  8. DanielDimov

    DanielDimov Jabbing all night Full Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    Great decision! He was a very good fighter.
  9. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you want peace, prepare war. Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    He has always shown great respect for his opponents both in press conferences and in face offs as well as during fights.

    Always at the top of the division rankings. Very skilled fighter.
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  10. lordlosh

    lordlosh Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    He got a rematch clause, so he couldnt avoid the rematch, but he was done before the rematch. This for me ia not an avening loss by Whyte sorry. Great run Povetkin and enjoy your retirment.
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  11. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    Actually he was official champ, at least Olympic Games champion, gold medalist and World Championship gold medalist and young pov had competed and had been tested in depth also in countries like Australia.
    Very good body mechanics.
    He initially at high level was more known as am KBer, switched more to am boxing and really had long mileage under belt when he had turned in pro boxer.
    He is relative rarity in combat sport: high level am KBer who had also Olympic Gold medal and was World Champion in am boxing.
    While some lads formerly more known as KBers too were notable pro boxers, like Huck, Briedis, Pov was something unique: he achieved unbelievable stuff for former am KB lad: Olympic Gold medal in boxing.
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  12. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan Member Full Member

    Aug 9, 2020
    My all time favorite fighter. A hero to Russian kids and anybody in the diaspora. I will miss his fights so much :(. But I am so happy he will not take any more damage, and I will always have the fights during his career. :) A future HOFer and a great for me.
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  13. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Richard Duke of York Full Member

    Nov 4, 2017
  14. chacal

    chacal F*** the new normal Full Member

    Jun 21, 2015
    He took the right decision, but I will miss him.

    I am a big fan. He was a guarantee that you were going to watch a good fight.
  15. Seamus

    Seamus Devotee of the Little Red Book Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    Congrats to Teddy Atlas for turning what should have been a HOF fighter into just a contender.