Alexander Povetkin vs Francois Botha

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  1. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Who wins this matchup?
     
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  2. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I like Povetkin in this one although I am a fan of prime Botha. Botha was a tough guy that had some skill but was nowhere near as seasoned as Povetkin. Povetkin had a very solid amauter background and had way more skill.
     
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  4. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Member Full Member

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    Povetkin but Botha has some moments
     
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  5. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Povetkin chins him
     
  6. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yeah, Botha lost all his big fights. Decent fighter, just more of a skilled journeyman type rather than a proper world class fighter.
     
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  7. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Povetkin easily.
     
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  8. salty trunks

    salty trunks Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Botha would outbox him. Botha was a very skilled fighter. I dont think Povetkin was quick enough to beat him.
     
  9. Seamus

    Seamus Devotee of the Little Red Book Full Member

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    Teddy Atlas ruined Sasha's prime and stole his chance at being a long term beltholder. He was that good, that talented and Teddy was that horrible. I love me some Botha, a real tough guy with brass balls and underrated skills, but Sasha would be too much.
     
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  10. Boxed Ears

    Boxed Ears The Best Fighters Are American Because Nationalism Full Member

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    Botha fought by feel. Like a drummer that doesn't know anything about music but can rock the house.
    Povetkin fights by his wits, as well as his grit and feeling. He has a base of technical skill that Botha was never going to have and was not in his nature. This is tantamount to Shavers VS Holyfield, almost. In some ways. Sort of. Maybe. Perhaps. Or it isn't. I've never seen any of them fight but I have heard things. Good things. Tremendous things. Some of the best.
     
  11. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Povetkin would prevail in the later rounds of a blood and guts battle. Botha was game and tough and had a decent punch but Povetkin's all-round skillset and speed was just better. I think Botha would have his moments because Povetkin had no problems stepping into the fire to land his own shots, but Sasha's engine and workrate would see him to a UD or late stoppage.
     
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