Povetkin

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Heisenberg, Feb 7, 2020.


  1. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Active Member Full Member

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    You’ve got to respect this guy. He’s fighting Dillian Whyte at 40 years old. The former WBA champion has the most underrated if not, overall best CV at heavyweight. Wins over H Fury, Price, Hammer, Rudenko, Dahaupus, Wach, Takam, Wawrzyk, Charr, Rahman, Huck, Chagaev, Byrd, Donald and I also gave him the nod over Hunter in their draw last time out. With only 2 defeats at the elite level to Klitschko and Joshua, he’s a real fighting man. War Sasha!!!!
     
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  2. Jurgen

    Jurgen Boxing Addict Full Member

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    When it really mattered in Russia, Wlad splattered him all over Moscow and he has been a shell since.

    Was well past his sell by date by the time of the Tony Dosh PPV contest and it is hard to give a serial drugs cheat respect.

    That is all I see in the ring when he fights mate.
     
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  3. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He's had a good career but is well past his best.

    No doubt people will have you believe that Whyte is stepping in with a stone cold killer in his peak.
     
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    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tony Hayers to mention Khan v Salita in 5.....4.....
     
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  5. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    I'm not a fan of Povetkin but I definitely give him respect for still fighting anyone. He always turns up and gives it a go. Will be interesting to see how he looks against Whyte.
     
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  6. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    It’s a good fight!!!

    yes Povetkin is past it but whyte is extremely hitable and if he comes in like he did against wach then things could get very very interesting
     
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  7. Southpawology

    Southpawology Boxing Addict Full Member

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    In his hay day, Pov would have boxed rings around the crude slugger Whyte

    Now, I still give him a chance
     
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  8. Bridie mcmahon

    Bridie mcmahon Active Member booted Full Member

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    He's fought everyone for sure but he's in full gatekeeper mode nowadays and making wonga is top priority for him now.
     
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  9. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Povetkin has been decent but never was elite. I’d put him at about the same sort of level as David Haye in his prime (heavyweight only) though he does have more depth to his resume. Amazed he’s managed to drag his career on and hang in there. At this stage though I think him versus Chisora would be a tough call, which gives an idea of his level...

    I’d fancy an in shape Whyte to beat him.
     
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  10. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    I would like him to retire, but I enjoy watching him box. In boxing ability he's head and shoulders above most of this generation of heavyweights.
     
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  11. themaster999

    themaster999 Active Member Full Member

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    ROLL UP, ROID UP.

    Super brave Dillian taking on the best of the best of the best again.

    Warrior, hero of men, drugs free (apart from that one time he was tricked and that other time he wasn't guilty (honest)), not ducking anyone (apart from Joshua when he deserved 100 squillion quid coz he knocked Chisora out and Ortiz coz he wasn't erm you know) , Have I also mentioned that Wilders ducking him too ?

    Pudding (copyright Jurgen) fest courtesy of Sir Eddie Hearn only £24.95.
     
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  12. Twentyman

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

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    Povetkin will cause him problems initially, depending on the physical shape Whyte comes in at. If Whyte is back around the 246ib mark, he will starch Povetkin in 6 rounds. If he rolls in like he did against Rivas (259), it will go 12 rounds although there’s no way the B side gets the decision on the cards.

    Povetkin was quality in his day, really intelligent feet and movement, with enough power to hurt anyone. However, as pointed out by my esteemed peers above, he is a gatekeeper now albeit an impressive name on the CV.
     
  13. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Active Member Full Member

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    Well past his best for sure but still good enough to be ultra competitive against todays youngsters. And certainly no shame in losing to an ATG in Klitschko, not everyone can be elite level. Drug cheat yes but there’s more than enough (that we know about) on his own resume. Next up Whyte..
     
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  14. Max Thunder

    Max Thunder Useless Dosser Full Member

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    Povetkin is 40 years old, has a six-round gas tank and his only KO from last 4 years is against David Price. Whyte is prime, hungry, hard-hitting top contender with a massive home advantage to boot. Yet you are only so good as your last fight and the image of 280lbs Dillian with his life and death war with Mariusz Freaking Wach is vividly on my mind. Eating shots left and right, getting hurt multiple times, a truly sorry attempt at shoulder roll which did him more harm than good, against a guy who was steamrolled by Miller, Bakole and Povetkin himself. There is only so much as coming in better physical shape can do when you look like absolute shyt against a certified punching bag so I'm going with Povetkin by brutal KO in four rounds.
     
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  15. Bridie mcmahon

    Bridie mcmahon Active Member booted Full Member

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    i can see this being competitive but ultimately a bit of a dull 12 rounder tbh...nae floating my boat twenty.
     
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