Usyk vs Povetkin

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  1. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Does anyone else think this would be a good match up? Between 2 gold medalists who come from countries that are in conflict with each other. I would love to see Usyk test the HW waters further by fighting Povetkin at some point. Not sure if this would increase more political drama but I think stylistically this would be an interesting fight.
     
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  2. POTUS

    POTUS Future Of This Industry Full Member

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    Usyk said political overtones ****block the fight. It would be interesting to see Sasha wear his inverted cross at the weigh in vs Usyk.
     
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  3. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If they were able to get Max Schmelling and Joe Louis to fight twice surely it would be possible to have Usyk and Povetkin face each other. It's a shame that politics have to be involved.
     
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  4. Heavy_Hitter

    Heavy_Hitter Active Member Full Member

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    Usyk already said he doesnt want to fight Povetkin at all, because the fight would create too much political tension.
     
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  5. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Usyk isn’t eve a heavyweight yet and he’s already ducking.
     
  6. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Russia vs. The Ukraine, you really want someone to get assassinated huh?

    Anyway, at this point Usyk would likely dominate, Povetkin's boxing ability is his best attribute but Usyk is superior in that category, plus Usyk is busier and younger
     
  7. kim_jong_un

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    The political excuse is bull. He fought Gassiev in Russia. Gassiev is a big Putin fan, even wore his election campaign shirt after he knocked out Dorticos prior to the Usyk fight.

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    So now he doesn't want to fight Povetkin because of muh Russia? I don't buy it.
     
  8. Dario Argento

    Dario Argento The exotic Waitress Full Member

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    He is clearly ducking Putin and Povetkin
     
  9. Vysotskyy

    Vysotskyy Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    lol It's not an inverted cross genius. It's an axe for Perun the Slavic Thunder God. He follows Native Slavic Faith / Slavic Polytheism. Likewise the tattoo on his arm is Svarog's square / Star of Rus, a symbol for another Slavic God.
     
  10. HerolGee

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    As a pro fight, Usyk clowns prime pov.
     
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  11. WhataRock

    WhataRock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    That's what I don't get...he went to Russia to fight a Russian.

    I know Gassers is ethnic Ossetian but he is still a proud ruski.
    This is deep state **** here.
     
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  12. bruce_keyes

    bruce_keyes Active Member Full Member

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    We don't need anymore "political drama" and don't need to exploit the conflict for the sake of sport, considering people are dying. Boxing and politics don't mix. But it would be a good fight no doubt. I give Usyk the slight edge and see him winning a UD 12 decision
     
  13. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So what? Usyk didn't want to fight in Russia even back then but was in fact forced to by the WBSS who were threatening to sue him. Also, the four belts were on the line. Also, even after that fight Usyk was quite heavily criticized back home for agreeing to fight in Russia.
    And what's the point of fighting Povetkin now? Yes, he's not bad at all and still dangerous but there are plenty of dangerous opponents for Usyk even without Povetkin.

    P.S. @WhataRock, I hope this answers yours questions as well.
     
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  14. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    But if they fight in the US, for example, I'm fine with it. The only problem is that it's not a big fight in America, and both of the boxers want to be paid well for this fight.
     
  15. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Usyk at this point would easily run rings round Povetkin.

    I'd rather see Gassiev vs Povetkin honestly. Think those two match up really well, styles-wise.
     

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