Povetkin's Health

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by alpo1, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. alpo1

    alpo1 Active Member Full Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    Most people with sense were saying that it was a bad move putting in an already shot fighter back in the ring vs a younger, stronger man after being an unlucky one who gets COVID to the level of hospitalisation.

    We were clearly right. He shouldn't have been cleared to fight tonight. That was tough to watch and Whyte gets no credit IMO, as he looked like crap vs a corpse.
  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    Typical of professional boxing. The guy should have retired a few fights ago, Ridiculous that he was been pushed into a fight a few months after covid19 at his age.
  3. Hankey89

    Hankey89 Member Full Member

    Apr 9, 2016
    Povetkin has looked like a corpse for years... he looked shot when he nearly got KO by Price 3 years ago. But if people are stupid enough to throw PPV money at him, he is happy to take a beating.

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    What sort of protocol is there for someone be cleared to fight? He looked bad on the scales, and couldn't walk straight at any stage.

    So annoying you have Eddie crying like a baby about fighter safety yet celebrating like a child there
  5. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    Am I the only one that thinks he looked unsteady on his legs during the ring walk?
  6. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    Didn't see his ring walk but other people mentioned it.
  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    He looked shaky climbing the steps at the weigh in.
  8. lefthook82

    lefthook82 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 1, 2009
    Sergio Martinez mark 2
  9. Gomo

    Gomo Active Member Full Member

    Apr 1, 2018
    He looked shot in the first fight so no surprise here. Povetkin should retire now to save his health and well done to dillian another name on his resume and hopefully he gets to slap wilder about next.
  10. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    They are big boys and all that but I hate the way foreign fighters are treated, especially decorated boxers like Povetkin.

    No solid evidence but I just get the feeling they are treated like payed punch bags and don't get the respect they deserve.

    It wouldn't shock me to learn that Hearn knew he was a walking corpse, if true shame on him.
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  11. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Are there different protocols in different countries? Would a UK doctor have let Povetkin keep going after seeing the ring walk? All rather murky just to fulfil a PPV date.
  12. bbjc

    bbjc Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    You cant really win tho can you. Dont take the rematch and everyone says they avoided it. Take it and its picking on a guy ready for the grave.

    I think povetkin deserved the right to fight tonight bearing in mind he knocked whyte out in the last fight. The onus is on him to make that decision. He made it...took the fight and lost. Hardly surprising considering he,d been in hospital with covid etc. But what can you do...you,ve got to give the 41 year old experienced guy the chance.

    Hopefully thats him retired now tho....unbelievably hard man still giving young guys a run for there money at 41.

    Hes looked a bit unsteady for a few years now but tbf...hes still been getting results. For me should have retired after joshua...he didnt tho and made a lot of money out of it. Good luck to the guy. Dont think anyone can have anything but respect for the him. Proper warrior...even at 41.
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  13. alpo1

    alpo1 Active Member Full Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    You could see it just from looking at how his shoulders had narrowed up compared to the first fight.

    It could have been deadly in there if whyte wasn't such a clumsy plum. absolutely disgusting on the part of all parties who agreed to the fight and the board for not scrutinising things.
  14. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 26, 2014
    Not sure this was even sanctioned by the BBBoC as the event was in Gibraltar.
  15. Glenn McKrory

    Glenn McKrory M&S luxury pudding Full Member

    Jul 26, 2018
    It was sanctioned by the Bank of Eddie Hearn.

    And in even greater news, Eddie and Dillian are in the perfect place to have a browse of which yacht they might like to buy with the loot.
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