Whyte vs Povetkin/Ruiz

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Scissors, Jan 14, 2020 at 12:41 PM.


  1. PolicemanPrawn

    PolicemanPrawn Member Full Member

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    Matching Whyte with Ruiz could be a bit of a mistake (a motivated Ruiz would likely beat him) but it probably won't happen. A fight with Povetkin is far safer and better business.
     
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  2. Dragon Punch

    Dragon Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think we all know out of the 2 it’s almost certainly going to be Povetkin.
    Haymon will probably want to keep Andy in- house and will look to put him in with a Ortiz, Breazeale or Kownacki next IMO.
     
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  3. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Fully agree with you there. A fully focused and fit (as can be) Ruiz would be a nightmare for Whyte as Ruiz wouldn’t stop coming forward the whole fight. I have a feeling we won’t see that Ruiz again though. Povetkin is too old, he’ll give Whyte a good fight and get KOd late I think.
     
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  4. Willis Brown

    Willis Brown Member Full Member

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    Definitely agree that Povetkin is a better bet for Whyte plus probably easier to make.
     
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  5. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ruiz is all wrong for Whyte, I'd go as far as to say even the fat version.
     
  6. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Η ΤΑΝ Η ΕΠΙ ΤΑΣ Full Member

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    It will definitely be Povetkin. If he couldn’t be arsed to train to defend the unified heavyweight championship then I really don’t think we’ll see Ruiz in 2020. Maybe he’ll resurface at 400lbs in a few years when the dollars are running down.

    Whyte v Povetkin would be fun. Don’t get me wrong, Whyte has the potential to jump on a jaded and battle weary Povetkin and blow him out early but if he doesn’t, Povetkin can drag Whyte into deep waters like Chisora and Parker did.
     
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  7. EJC83

    EJC83 Active Member Full Member

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    Povetkin frustrates Whyte and takes it on points in an absolute stinker.
     
  8. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Hey Fatty Boom Boom Full Member

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    Whyte dont half talk some nonsense

    He was offered he fight and turned it down and now claims its essentially easy to make

    Tarking Rubbish

    Its gonna be Povertkin,Ruiz i dont believe will ever fight under a Match room show again

    Haymon will use he former world champ status to elevate his stable,why let Hearn do the same

    We know how the PBC cut works

    And its the perfect fight for Dillian

    Povetkin is still solid,a good name on the C.V and keeps him on course to get mugged off again come 2021 by the WBC
     
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  9. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    I couldn't care less if Povetkin is a easier fight, shouldn't get in the game if that's what your after. Stick him in with Ruiz. Would be a great fight, a real 50-50 in my opinion.
     
  10. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be Full Member

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    Fury and Wilder have carved out careers taking easier fights, and now revered as the best in the game.
     
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  11. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Hey Fatty Boom Boom Full Member

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    Can you see Al Haymon letting Hearn profit from Ruiz now when he has a lack of HW contenders?

    Not a chance imo,anyone dropping Ruiz's name now that's now under PBC is just using him as bait
     
  12. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia #IrrationalGarcia Full Member

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    Love the Ruiz fight assuming Ruiz has time to get his mess of a self in shape, which he won't so it won't happen. The Povetkin fight is easier to make. PREFER him to fight Hunter as I thought he beat Pov, and Pov will only be a little worse off for fighting another hard 12 rounds but it's still a cool fight.
     
  13. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If Hearn makes a 7 figure offer like that's being reported then Haymon could be tempted. It's not like Haymon's is going to to put Ruiz against Wilder, it's too tough of fight for Wilder and Haymon most likely has Kownacki lined up or another rematch with Washington or Fury 3. I can't see Haymon putting Ruiz in with Ortiz because if Ruiz make easy work of Ortiz as expexted then it makes Wilders only notable win look bad.

    Then again Haymon didn't allow either Ortiz or Kownacki accept fight offers & career high purses against AJ so you could be right.
     
  14. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia #IrrationalGarcia Full Member

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    Whyte certainly won't employ the tactics AJ did in the rematch so you could well be right
     
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  15. BoxingABC1

    BoxingABC1 5x WBK Champ Full Member

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    No interest in a Povetkin fight, i'd like to see the Ruiz Jr fight though
     


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