Great KO! Good to see Povetkin...

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by BEATDOWNZ, Aug 22, 2020.


    BEATDOWNZ Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Pov is SHOT TO PIECES. He's been done for ages, yet he just laid out the guy many were arguing as the 3rd best HW on earth.

    That wasn't a "bad stoppage", Whyte landed shoulders first - always bad! It was like a Lumberjack felling a tree.

    It's pointless for Pov because it was an eliminator, and he couldn't have got the win in a better, more decisive way. Yet he has to rematch him? Give over.

    BEATDOWNZ Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Why rematch him though?

    There's having a razor-close fight, then there's getting starched. Wasn't a fluke at all.
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  3. delboy82

    delboy82 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 18, 2014
    Whyte will be heavy favourite to win the rematch. Wasnt a fluke but like in any sport you dont score/hit/throw that worldy in every game/match/fight. I have played football, i have scored a screamer from 35 yards before. Doesnt mean that i will recreate that again or be expected to in every game or even most games.

    Another example is david beckham COULD score from the halfway line, but only did it once in his career

    BEATDOWNZ Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Heavy favourite? Not after that KO. Ya tarkin rubbish!
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  5. delboy82

    delboy82 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 18, 2014
    Do a poll then and see if im wrong.

    Not gonna continue arguin with what appears to be a 14 yr old
  6. Peterp

    Peterp Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 1, 2006
    rematch gives him a good payday because Whyte needs it so badly
  7. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Lennox was a boxing legend at his peak. Almost a fluke in South Africa.

    Whyte is some contender fringe guy on the way up and not getting younger. Not proved himself, proved he gets knocked cold when stepping up a shot former very good operator.
  8. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    A couple of polls were done on the first fight, and they were about 2/3 Whyte, 1/3 Povetkin. I picked Povetkin witha counter, although I got the hands backwards

    I can't believe Whyte would get 2/3 again. If we did a poll, I think it would be 50/50.

    I'll set one up over in the regular forum.


    Here you go:

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  9. delboy82

    delboy82 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 18, 2014
    Fair enough. Its clear that pov from say 4/5 years ago and backwards would do a number on whyte now. But whyte will learn and just play it more cautiously in the first half of the fight and deal with him when he tires. This is nothing like the pov of old, which says more about him winning with what will go down as one of the punches of the decade!!
  10. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Would totally agree with everything you've said and give full credit where it's due (lovely shot on the weekend).......... but a little harder when the bloke has juiced.

    So have to disagree with the "what a pro" statement. Cheat.
  11. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg @excelsioroptimum Full Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    True but look at the names on his CV and ask how many of his opponents have juiced. There's enough in there who have actually been caught and suspended let alone those who slipped through the testing net.
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  12. Twentyman

    Twentyman John Fury’s nut sack.... Full Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    Also, Whyte’s been pulled up twice himself. Served a 2 year ban for one and the other was mysteriously brushed under the carpet.
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  13. jm2729v

    jm2729v Active Member Full Member

    Jun 15, 2016
    Povetkin has so many question marks, he really should quit with his rep intact.
  14. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    He's on the verge of and should already have a World Title shot, I think he beats Whyte again, he has much more about his overall game than Whyte.
  15. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm quite critical of Lennox Lewis. His KO loss to Rahman does affect his standing a bit, for me. He reversed the defeat in the rematch but that doesn't erase the result of the first fight.
    However, Rahman was a prime 28 year old contender going up against a (perhaps declining) 35 year old Lewis.

    Whyte is a prime heavyweight, just turned 32 years old.
    Povetkin's a veteran, virtually 'shot', just about to turn 41 years old.
    Whatever happens in the rematch, a loss like that will cling heavily to Whyte. It will take several big wins against highly rated fighters for Whyte to really have any chance of redeeming himself to the point where the hype he's received can be justified. That might be well beyond him. Anything's possible but it's likely Whyte, if he can even beat Povetkin, will be cashed out against AJ or Fury, or suffer similar defeats against some of the ranked second-tier heavyweights or up-and-comers, sooner or later.