Alexander Povetkin

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  1. Charles Martel

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    After a white fighter defeats a black fighter, the media indeed writes about the black fighter as if he was no good to begin with, even if they had praised him before the fight.

    The perfect example of this is the Lacy vs. Calzaghe fight. The official odds were 6 to 1 in favor of Lacy, and many in the media were claiming that Lacy was the next great middleweight. But after Calzaghe gave him a boxing lesson, the same people began to say Lacy is a bum. I've never read a positive word about Lacy since that fight - you see, if they praised Lacy's ability, the implication would be that Calzaghe must be really good since he beat him! There seems to be an unwritten rule that a white fighter is never to be given the credit he deserves.

    So yes, if Barrett loses, they'll call him a journeyman and not give Povetkin credit for a difficult win, but if Barrett wins, they'll build him up as a top contender.Edited by: JD1986
     
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    Povetkin now to face Larry Donald on June 30th as Barrett is injured.
     
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    Donald and Barrett are very similar: awesome chins, great stamina, sound techniqueand little power. I rate Donald slightly more higher than Barrett. Valuev beat both guys but Donald gave him a better fight. Donald has only been KO'd by Vitali so this fight will help us see where Povetkin is. A KO puts Sashain the top 10 IMO.
     
  4. Charles Martel

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    Alexander "the Great" Povetkin defeated negro boxer Larry Donald by wide UD today in Moscow in an exciting, action-packed but overall one-sided fight. Donald was in trouble several times but survived by clinching. All three judges had Povetkin winning every round, but the first and the third were fairly close with spirited exchanges. Donald tried his best but was missing with his punches a lot as Povetkin proved to be better defensively than many people thought.Edited by: JD1986
     
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    Bravo, Alexander! Pitched a shut out, sweet! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It's so cool to see what this guy is doing so early in his career. He's ambitious. He wants it. And it's also nice to see him getting some rounds under his belt. About time someone could last more than two or three rounds with him![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Povetkin is 13-0 and wants a title fight soon. Probably next year. If an American black -not white American- had won a gold in the Olympics and was 13-0 and talking about a title fight he would be all the rage and you all know it. And if you are black you know it too. Don't try lying to me. I know when your lying.

    Povetkin thinks he is invincible. That makes him dangerous. He looks better at 13-0 than many fighters do at 30-0. Calvin Brock was a good example. He was almost 30-0 when he fought Wlad. And Brock looked terrible. I obviously like Povetkin but I wouldn't rush him just yet. I would like to see his red hair on television, American television, beating black haired fighters for a while yet. In the U.S. the law is that a red haired fighter must beat 6-10 black haired fighters before he is permitted to fight for a belt.
     
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    He looks more blond to me.[​IMG]
     
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    Povetkin vs. Byrd on Oct 27!

    According to the BoxRec.com schedule and an article on boxingtalk, Alexander "Sasha" Povetkin will fight Chris Byrd on Oct. 27 in Germany as part of the IBF four fighter heavyweight elimination tournament.

    Today I saw on ESB that Calvin Brock may not fight Eddie Chambers in the other fight, because he feels he would have a better chance of eventually winning a title against someone other than Wlad. That's good news to me - I would much sooner see Virchis or Lyakhovich have the opportunity to fight Chambers.Edited by: JD1986
     
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    Povetkin-Byrd is a tough fight.
     
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    Byrd is a pretty slick boxer. However, I see Povetkin wearing him down. From what I have seen of Povetkin his workrate is fanatical for a heavyweight. I see byrd winning the first 3-4 rounds of the fight and then getting shutout for the last 8 rounds due to inferior stamina and Povetkin's aggressiveness. At worst Povetkin takes a unanimous decision. At best he wins by KO or TKO in the ninth, tenth, or eleventh. The only concern with Povetkin is that he does not seem to have that one punch knock-out power (which will not be a factor in this fight) like a Wlad, or a Maskaev. That being said, I like the guy alot and will be rooting for him to decapitate his foe. [​IMG]


    Glad to hear about Virchis. I seen him fight once and was impressed with his power. I must admit Eddie Chambers does have some serious speed in his hands. However Chambers has never fought anyone that is even close in power and stregnth to Virchis. I see Virchis stopping Chambers. Chamber has a great deal of skill, and a ton of speed. In my opinion though that will not be enough to stop Virchis. Virchis only needs to land one.Keep in mind, the only loss Virchis has on his record is a majority decision loss to Ruslan Chagaev that many thought he won.Edited by: aussieaussie31
     
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    Yes, I hope Vladimir Virchis is chosen as Brock's replacement, if Calvin has chickened out. Others on the IBF contenders list include Rahman and Lyakhovich, but Vladimir deserves it the most.Edited by: JD1986
     
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    Tomorrow in Russia, Povetkin will be fighting Taurus Sykes (25-4-1).

    This is a stay-active fight, as IBF mandatory Povetkin waits to face Wladimir Klitschko in November.
     
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    I think Povetkin is the second best heavyweight out there after Klitschko. There is no doubt in my mind about this. With some more experience this guy could be invincible.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] That's the funniest sh*t I've heard all week.
     
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    Povetkin shouldn't have any trouble with Sykes. This will be an early stoppage for him.
     
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    About what time is this fight?
     
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    4pm eastern time I believe.
     
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    4th round KO for Povetkin [​IMG]
     
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    Another good win for Povetkin!
     
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    Taurus Sykes was actually counted out, so KO not TKO for Povetkin.
     
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    Povetkin will be champ. The only thing standing in his way is Klitschko right now. Once Klitschko retires it over. This guy is the future.
     
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