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

  1. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    I don’t think this fight is a given for Whyte whatsoever. He may he old and wayyy past his prime but he will still ask questions of Whyte. This is Whyte who laboured past Wach and struggled with Chisora.
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  2. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg @excelsioroptimum Full Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    Povetkin coming off 12 rounds with Hughie and 12 rounds with Hunter, who are both clearly more skilful boxers than Whyte. I think this will be competitive for 6/7 rounds before Whyte’s youth pulls him through a roughhouse dog fight.
  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    Whyte turned 32 in April.
    Povetkin will be a few days shy of his 41st birthday when they meet in the ring.
    The Russian hasn't even got a fighting style that ages well. And he just came through a very gruelling fight with Hunter, a draw that many had him losing. Povetkin perhaps should really be retired by now.

    Whyte should do a job on him. He's bigger, he's younger, he's in his prime now.
    If Whyte can't beat Povetkin, he needs to retire too.
  4. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    You mispelt Pets

    Any word on testing for this fight?
  5. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg @excelsioroptimum Full Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    To my knowledge, the WBC suspended all testing for a 6 week period during the pandemic. Pedvetkin has been in Russia and Whyte has been in Portugal. We know Russia generally blanket juice all of their athletes but I’ve no idea about testing in Portugal.
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  6. Twentyman

    Twentyman You dog nonce! Full Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    I’ve invoiced him on your behalf, bud and warned him over the use of other forum phrases such as Rice Pudding Ruiz Jn, Dullian Shyte, Tony Dosh etc haha.

    All good thanks, hope you’re well too :)
  7. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Unexpected item in bagging area Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    I’m liking Povetkin’s chances in this, whyte needs to prove why he deserves a shot at the title and his last few performances against the likes of parker, rivas, wach have been so dull! Add the whole leaving tibbs things a month before the fight and it makes things very interesting.

    both Povetkin and whyte love to hook and do it well, could be a case of who lands first
  8. Aydamn

    Aydamn Whyte beats Fury on 23/04 (predicted 15/04/2022) Full Member

    Jul 31, 2018
    Hunter has got a chin on him and plenty of heart. Solid fighter.

    AJ seems a bit more easy to daze and concuss

    Just cant see Hunter ever beating AJ

    Hunter vs Whyte would have been a better fight than Whyte vs Povetkin

    I’d give Whyte the edge
  9. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor banned Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Whyte v Hunter would be a good fight to see and I make your man favourite should Tony Dosh PPV agree to a rematch.
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  10. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    This is sensible, but the flip side is that Whyte has struggled with guys like Chisora, Paker, and Helenius himself, was in terrible shape the last time out, and just fired his trainer.

    I would say 55% Whyte, 45% Povetkin. No huge advantage either way all things in context.
  11. Max Thunder

    Max Thunder Useless Dosser Full Member

    Apr 25, 2017
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  12. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    I'd b back Hunter to beat Whyte, bad bad match for him styliscally.
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  13. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor banned Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Hunter is a huge risk low reward fight for anyone and I think he is capable of upsetting a few in the division.

    Would like to see Dubois in there with someone of this calibre after 2-3 more fights - no point waiting 7 years fighting puddings.
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  14. Astro

    Astro Active Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    I totally agree. Michael Hunter is currently chairman of the "Who needs him" club.

    Michael Hunter is far better than people think.
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  15. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg @excelsioroptimum Full Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    Like Hunter but let himself down big time last year by ducking an IBF eliminator with Hrgovic. Purse bids were agreed and the fight negotiated before Hunter withdrew to fight an absolute bum on Triller
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