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TARK

On a legal right hand punch you rotate the fist counter clockwise or not at all..

On a thumb strike with the right glove, you strike with the inside of the glove and rotate the fist clockwise.. That’s what Lewis did..

Posted July 8, 2013 11:53 pm 


prince

retard, gass, kk, k2nuthugger = bunch of brainless loser who cant see that their idols are overrated and the one time one of them stepped it up to fight and atg he got beat up. Idiots

Posted July 8, 2013 10:03 am 


Alexandrow

Povetkin Win by Tko Round 9

Posted July 8, 2013 8:29 am 


TARK

Mongrel…. The video you produced asked the question, “Was the blow from the edge of the glove?” Yes it was.

The blow in the video you produced was an illegal thumb strike.. That wasn’t the major damage to the eyelid.. A few seconds later Lewis grabs Vitali’s head with his left, and works his face with the inside of his right glove, opening deep slashed gashes on his face.

You stop a guy if the blows were clean… In this case you go to the cards.

Posted July 6, 2013 10:26 pm 


K2 Fan

Gaz ; you’re absolutely right !

Posted July 6, 2013 10:25 am 


nameless

simple – he really hated tyson and he bit his leg.

Posted July 6, 2013 9:21 am 


kk

nameless then WHY did he try to get a rematch with Tyson ?? And WHY has he PROMISED a rematch with Vitali ??

Posted July 6, 2013 8:51 am 


nameless

when a man who was expected to retire long before tyson calls it quits – thats his business. the “duck” is all wishful klittardism

Posted July 6, 2013 8:32 am 


kk

Gaz, great statement

Posted July 6, 2013 6:02 am 


Gaz

===type of picture she is trying to paint==of the brothers

Posted July 6, 2013 6:01 am 


Gaz

On a side note I’d just like to add that the fact Princess is implying that an over the hill Briggs is among Klitsckos best opponents to date, over the likes of undefeated former champs Chagaev/Ibragomov, over the likes of Byrd or Adamek, even over the likes of Chisora of Thompson, shows clearly the agenda princess has and the type of picture she is trying to paint. Nice try Princess

Posted July 6, 2013 6:00 am 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Why can’t you retards understand that the entire boxing world/public demanded a re-match because most fans felt VK outboxed LL and he barely escaped with a lucky decision (based on an illegally caused cut) that didn’t even go to the cards?

LL straight-up DUCKED the rematch at only 37-years-old. It would have been the biggest HW fight in history. Period. Nuff said.

Posted July 6, 2013 4:21 am 


kk

Like TARK said :

But the REAL damage was done with Lewis’s head and the heel and palm of his right glove — while he held Vitali in a HEADLOCK with his left !

Posted July 6, 2013 2:53 am 


nameless

ha ha ha over ten years and tko6 is still truth

Posted July 6, 2013 12:46 am 


Mongrel

h t t p://w w w.youtube.com/watch?v=wtdOteT5G0Q

(delete gaps)

The punch was straight – it was legal not swiping.

There was a slicing effect because the edge of the glove landed as Vitali backed away, but the punch was not illegal any more than Glen Johnson hitting Alan Green in the back of the head was when Green turned away.

Posted July 5, 2013 6:59 pm 


The Truth

Vitali gave that boy a White Man Whippin!

Posted July 5, 2013 6:43 pm 


kk

Exactly.

Posted July 5, 2013 6:38 pm 


TARK

Vitali Klitschko won all right… Even the small cut that was opened by the swiping grazing overhand right was caused by an open glove.. That’s illegal friend.. Referees warn you and take points for hitting with an open glove.. But the real damage was done with Lewis’s head and the heel and palm of his right glove — while he held Vitali in a headlock with his left..

Lewis came out for the 3rd round fully ready to employ illegal tactics. He was hurt and staggered in the first 2 rounds.. Its very bad to lose the first 3 rounds of a 12 round fight because then you have to win 7 of the next 9 rounds to win.. Lewis was in a tough situation and he did what he did.

When cuts are caused by illegal blows, headbutts, and other tactics you go to the scorecards — and CLEARLY Lewis would have lost UNANIMOUSLY if that had been done.

Posted July 5, 2013 6:28 pm 


Mongrel

I`ll defend the Klitschko’s to the end of the Earth, I think they are criminally underrated in the UK and US and that they should be in the upper part of any ATG top 10, and Wlad I`d put on current p4p lists, but FFS I wish Klitschko fans would just let the Lewis thing go.

Lewis got away.

The video on the fight has existed for 10 years for a commision or governing body to nullify the result and they haven`t, because for whatever else Lewis might have done in the fight, the cut over the eye clearly starts with the right hand at the beginning of round 3.

Peak Lewis vs Peak Vitali or Wlad – I give the Klitschko’s at least even chance of winning.

If the Klitschkos had a defining nemesis like Tyson or Holyfield around I think they`d have a legacy surpassing Lewis.

Entertainment factor – I prefer Lewis’s early aggression, but Wlad is a monster when he decides to put it on someone.

There’s a very good argument for putting either or both K’s above Lewis, BUT VITALLI DIDN`T WIN THAT FIGHT. Get over it.

Posted July 5, 2013 5:41 pm 


nameless

No thats what YOU will remember most – you talk about it most days

Posted July 5, 2013 11:00 am 


K2 Fan

Princess and Nameless/Brainless ; Vitali WAS WINNING the fight ! He WAS beating Lenny . The fight was stopped due to CUTS ! Lenny CHICKENED out
of a rematch . Lenny ” RETIRED ” , rather than face Vitaly again . That is what
the world will remember MOST about Lenny’s ” legacy ” !

Posted July 5, 2013 10:20 am 


nameless

he won – Tko6. C;early you are the frustrated – you have to invent stories and results

Posted July 5, 2013 9:57 am 


kk

Prince and nameless, you seem frustrated, you should take a look at the comment via facebook below, maybe this chick can help you with this erotic body massage. LOL

Posted July 5, 2013 9:40 am 


kk

prince Who has done to Vitali what Lewis did?

Of course NOBODY because Lewis was the DIRTIEST FIGHTER Vitali has ever faced !
Even the late Steward said in this fight ” Lennox you’ve to do something, you’re gonna lose your belts !” So he started to fight dirty !

And like REEM already said, Lewis ducked Vitali because he knew he would be the loser…again…

Posted July 5, 2013 8:42 am 


A distinguished hilbilly

now please “buzz” off somewhere else

Posted July 5, 2013 7:17 am 


A distinguished hilbilly

Who is this nameless poster? He’s like an annoying little fly buzzing around that you just can’t get rid of. I hate posters like that. Throwing out one line here, one line there with absolutely no substance whatsoever. We get it namless! You are a fan of lewis! You hate Vitali, and by association Wlad, for sending your beloved LL into retirment and staining his legacy. We get it namless. You don’t know what you are talking about so you reduce yourself to one liners here and there. We get it.

Posted July 5, 2013 7:15 am 


Reem

No need? It would have been an 8 figure payday for Lewis, his second highest payday in his career after the Tyson fight. LOL no need and Lewis was just for the money in the sport as he was trying to get a rematch with Tyson which would clearly do nothing for his legacy but his bank account. It’s clear as a day that Lewis was scared to fight Vitali and retired instead of facing his fears. Another funny thing is Lewis demons were so big that he was even helping others to beat Vitali. Lewis the “lion” was helping others to do the job he was supposed to do LOL

Posted July 5, 2013 7:10 am 


A distinguished hilbilly

Lewis kept extending the goalposts to prolong-and ultimately put off-a fight with Vitali. First he said “yes, if the cut heals in good time we’ll fight”. The surgeons did an awesome job and it was literrally fine again less than 3 months later. Even Lewis was quoted as saying he was very surprised how quick it healed. Then he says “okay fight Johnson, get through that and we’ll fight”. Vitali obliged only for Lewis to finally stick out his tongue and say “haha Fooled ya!!!”. I find Lewis at the moment a very fascinating piece of work. He is actually behaving in the classic insecure parent mode who pushes there kid to do things (become a world famous dancer, entertainer, what have you) because the insecure parent wants to fulfil their unrealised dreams through their child. We all know Lewis has given advice previously to fighters on how to finally topple a Klitschko. Now he is going one step further-he’s TRAINING a fighter, the fighter in question is Price. Lewis has said that he wants to continue working with Price after the Thompson fight (presuming Price will win, which I doubt anyway). Lewis wants to have some kind of connection to a fighter who may one day topple a Klitschko cause it’s something he FAILED to do when he was active. The best he could muster up is a highly controversial win in which he was getting outboxed and ultimately forced to retire. Poor poor Lenn :)

Posted July 5, 2013 7:09 am 


nameless

he already tko6 – no need to do it twice.

Posted July 5, 2013 7:00 am 


Reem

Yes, yes Vitali retired Lewis. I remember very well how LL waited out a year trying to get a rematch with Tyson. LL also said he will give Vitali a rematch, then later he changed it to Vitali has to fight Johnson first. When the Tyson rematch didn’t happen and LL saw how Vitali crushed Johnson, he retired instead of giving the promised rematch. What an ending to a great career, Lewis chickened out of the sport like no other in the history of boxing.

Posted July 5, 2013 6:48 am 


prince

tark, you are the biggest idiot on this side, and I think I am not the only one with this opinion. When did Lewis cut anybody like this: Watch the Morrison fight, idiot. And I can tell you why Vitali has never been cut before or thereafter, cause he never faced that kind of opposition before or after that. This was the only real quality opponent he ever faced and he got hit like crazy. Vitali himself admitted that Lewis was the best he has ever been in the ring with. Get a clue first reTARD!

Posted July 5, 2013 6:30 am 


prince

well, kk I ask you the same question that I asked one of those other idiots here: Who has done to Vitali what Lewis did? Lets see what ridiculous answer you come up with smartass!

Posted July 5, 2013 6:24 am 


kk

prince ” I beg to differ! I know the sport better than you son!
Lewis gave Vitali the beating of his life, fact!”

Beating of his life ??? LOL !!! It’s obvious you really DON’T unterstand the sport and you’re unable to be objective.

nameless you don’t know the sport either !!!

Posted July 5, 2013 2:21 am 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

10 years of claiming the HW division is dead. You can only laugh…LOL

Posted July 5, 2013 1:32 am 


Mongrel

@Alonzo – yep I think Povetkin is Russian for “Pudding bowl”

Posted July 5, 2013 1:30 am 


Alonzo

I can see Alpo explaining to his non-boxing friends: “No guys, I am (italics) the heavyweight champion–I’m just the regular heavyweight champion not the Super heavyweight champion. I mean not Super as in Super-heavyweight division like in the amateurs, I mean . . . oh, forget it.

Posted July 5, 2013 12:21 am 


Alonzo

Does anyone else think that Alpo’s haircut looks like Jim Caries from Dumb and Dumber?

Posted July 5, 2013 12:18 am 


Mongrel

but FFS Lewis cut Vitali up.

I doubt anyone has been hit by that many vicious right hands without being knocked out before, and Vitali hasn`t been hit that hard since so I am not surprised if the cuts were somewhat unique.

There were four separate cuts on Klitschko’s face and one in his mouth needing stiches.
Lewis certainly didn`t put the heel of his glove down Vitalis throat or rake him four times.

Posted July 4, 2013 11:22 pm 


Mongrel

blah blah blah….bums.

Yeah right, so it just happens that EVERYONE in the last 10 years in heavyweight boxing is a bum?

Let me guess, who were the last “non-bums”? Tyson, Holyfield, Bowe, HOlmes – basically Americans.

That`s laughable. EVERY division has produced good fighters in the last 10 years – and we are supposed to believe that Heavyweight is an exception because the US is doing badly?
There`s probably never been so many heavyweights – the division has now opened up to all the former communist countries, and people are bigger than ever before because of better nutrition, training and medicine.

Then we get Americans saying “oh our athletes play basketball & football now”…..hahahhahhaha.

You think other countries don`t have pro sports for people to go into?
There is what about 30-32 professional NBA, Ice Hockey and American football teams in the USA – lets say 100 to be generous.
England and Scotland alone have more professional football/soccer teams than that, not even getting into rugby, rugby league etc. That`s with what 1/6th the population.

The fact is that Wlad and Vitali are both ATG heavies and have cleaned this era out and have massive KO%, and Wlad will probably set a variety of records for his reign – if not consecutive defences.

Put your agenda away and you could maybe just enjoy them while they are here.

Posted July 4, 2013 11:12 pm 


nameless

Tark – you got nothing and its not worth going over. When had he been hit like Lewis hit him? The ref comment is laughable. Vitali did try to kick Lewis in the head in this boxing match – didnt see him come down on that did you?

Posted July 4, 2013 11:11 pm 


nameless

!0 years of whining. You can only laugh

Posted July 4, 2013 11:08 pm 


TARK

prince…. You’re an idiot.. Vitali was ahead of Lewis on ALL SCORECARDS…

And those cuts weren’t slashed open by legitimate punches.. Lewis had Vitali in a headlock and he slashed his face open with the heel and palm of his glove in front of a referee he had in his hip pocket..

When has Lewis ever slashed opened cuts like those on any other boxer???

When has Vitali ever suffered cuts like those in any other fight???

Posted July 4, 2013 10:54 pm 


nameless

its not one person either – and i dont pretend to be an american

Posted July 4, 2013 9:12 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

“Nameless” is just a Brit-tard pretending to be American to fit in on ESB.

There are some cool, knowledgeable Brits on ESB, but “Nameless” is NOT one them.

Posted July 4, 2013 7:57 pm 


prince

kk, I beg to differ! I know the sport better than you son!
Lewis gave Vitali the beating of his life, fact!

Posted July 4, 2013 7:36 pm 


prince

gASS, to say you have no clue at all and that you are a piece of crap would be complimenting you! It is beyond ridiculous what yoa are posting here. Louis fought bums for the most part and so did the Klitschkos, albeit better bums. You tell me that Lewis could not knock out Cruiserweight Holy, your wet dream hero Wlad could not knock out Cruiserweight Haye! Mercer was way past his prime when Klitschko got him! And I said before, you other wet dream hero Vitali was unable to get rido of old man Briggs, who Lewis knocked out some 12 years earlier when Briggs was in his prime! Man you suck, you have no arguments whatsoever! But nice try punk!

Posted July 4, 2013 7:33 pm 


nameless

Comparing people across decades of time is utterly retarded even for klit fans. Go knock out Ali and see how much respect you get today

Posted July 4, 2013 7:23 pm 


nameless

Wlad wishes he had a name like Holyfield on his resume. Even todays holyfield gets a mention every now and then. Its standard k2 practice to drag out relics and fight people way way beyond prime

Posted July 4, 2013 7:21 pm 


Gaz

Princess quote “gASS, you, brainless retard. Having KO percentages against bums does not say anything” Did you know, Princess, that ring magazine rate Joe Louis in their top 3 HARDEST punchers of all time (likewise top 3 p4p fighters of all time, in separate issues)? Anyway, part of the reason is his impressive KO %. And if you dare tell me the opponents of Louis’s bum of the month campaign were even on the same level as the opponents of K2 then EVERYBODY let’s point at Princess and laugh!! Moron. The Princess also says ” Lewis would have knocked out every single one of Wlads + Vitalis opponents” hahaha LOLZ. Is this the same lioness who couldn’t KO a cruiserweight in Holyfield (who incidentally was already stopped by a REAL heavyweight in Bowe)?? The same DUCKER who went 12 boring rounds with Tucker, who both Ruiz and even Hide managed to stopp?? The same runner who was given a GIFT over the same Ray Mercer that Wlad DESTROYED in 6? hahahah keep on smoking KID ;)

Posted July 4, 2013 6:51 pm 


Nameless

Vitali has retired once for 4 years already and fighting charr and being saved by his own dr means he pretty much is retired again. Nearly one year and done fk all

Posted July 4, 2013 6:47 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

“Feb 2004 Lewis retired at 38 years old.” That may be the date he officially made a statement to the media/public.

He could have sat on his ass and done nothing for another 3 years before “officially” retiring, and that would be the date you would cite here.

In reality, Lewis retired from the ring the last time he stepped foot in one to fight. He was only 37. FACT!

Posted July 4, 2013 6:42 pm 


kk

Wlad will break Joe’s record.

Posted July 4, 2013 6:25 pm 


kk

Vitali retired Lewis. Fact.

Posted July 4, 2013 6:22 pm 


nameless

Feb 2004 Lewis retired at 38 years old. fact

Posted July 4, 2013 5:59 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Lewis’ last fight was vs. Vitali on JUne 21, 2003; he was 37-years-old.

Then he stuck around for another year or so trying to get another Super Fight rematch with Tyson — which he knew he would win — while outright ducking the rematch with Vitali. Facts.

Lewis retired from the ring at just 37. Fact. He chose early retirement over a rematch with Vitali, which would’ve been the biggest HW fight in history.

Lewis would’ve made approx. 30-40 million for that rematch, but knew he couldn’t win because he was outboxed (4-2) and couldn’t KO or stop Vitali because of his Iron Chin. Fact.

Posted July 4, 2013 5:44 pm 


butthurtklittard]]]]]]

Excuses excuses Tko6 and KO1 Prince

Posted July 4, 2013 4:23 pm 


kk

prince, you just don’t understand the sport.

Posted July 4, 2013 4:06 pm 


prince

you are a sad case kk, unable to accept or see the truth. it is alright, live in your dream world, probably better for you!

Posted July 4, 2013 3:57 pm 


kk

This aren’t excuses, this is fact ! Obvious to everyone ! Vitali retired this coward ! Get over it !

Posted July 4, 2013 3:14 pm 


prince

kk, you keep making excuses for your hero! Does not change anything. He lost and was busted up in the process!

Posted July 4, 2013 3:00 pm 


Nope

klittard aka ERNIE STFU !!

Posted July 4, 2013 2:51 pm 


klittard

its illegal to punch vitali

Posted July 4, 2013 2:34 pm 


prince

kk, yeah sure illegal blows! Typical fanboy loser excuse. Lewis hit Vitali more often than all other opponents Vital has faced in his career and you talk of illegal blows as you cant accept that he was getting beaten up. To many ringside observers the fight was even with Lewis having the better momentum.
Your hero was beaten up, accept it!

Posted July 4, 2013 2:33 pm 


kk

prince boy, Lewis was LOSING on points on all cards and the cut that stopped the fight was caused by Lewis ILLEGAL blows so it SHOULD HAVE WENT to the cards !!!

Posted July 4, 2013 2:25 pm 


prince

kk, most of them unfortunately are bums! Or what would you describe Francesco Pianeta as?
And Lewis was unprepared and still busted up Vitali!

Posted July 4, 2013 1:54 pm 


prince

K2 nuthugger, your comment cleary shows how stupid you are! Try not to embarrass yourself with your next post and try to think before posting more non-sense (I know quite some task for you, but you should at least try!)

Posted July 4, 2013 1:51 pm 


prince

test

Posted July 4, 2013 1:39 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

BUT The fact that Lennox Lewis busted up Vitali’s face badly says it all and that Vitali had to clinch on-to Lewis most of the 2 final rounds of that fight and yeah most experst are negative to see Vitali have won that fight if it had continued. Oh by the way Lennox Lewis was looking for a rematch with Mike Tyson long before the Lewis-Klitschko fight and Vitali was a late replacment for an injured Kirk Johnson and Lewis was not hungry for fighting Johnson and who can blame when few paid attention to that fight arrangemtn but he was then mandatory. Vitali for the matter was more prepard for his fight on the undercard and Lewis just ctook on Vitali just for the money and that was something he had promised dearly to himself and his mother long back in his career not to do. That if he ended up one day in his career to just only fighting for the moneys without title or glory as a goal, he would retire from boxing becouse he did not want to end up like so MANNY boxers have done after there careers are over and Lennox Lewis, 37 did the right thing to retire at age 38 in 2004 becouse he had no more hunger to fight, he had simpley cleaned out his era of top heavyweights and Vitali and Wladimir was not included form that one so yeah Vitali lost and Lewis retired. That is the end of story

Posted July 4, 2013 1:18 pm 


Anonymouse

Povetkin has skills, you don’t become an Olympic gold medalist without skills !

Posted July 4, 2013 1:05 pm 


kk

Undisputed because he ducked Vitali.

Posted July 4, 2013 12:55 pm 


Nameless

neither klit has achieved what Lewis did – another fact #undisputed

Posted July 4, 2013 12:42 pm 


Nameless

Basically huck beat this guy so it’s no super fight unless you are Russian. Sad state of affairs really

Posted July 4, 2013 12:40 pm 


Nameless

He retired at 38 – just a fact fool.

Posted July 4, 2013 12:37 pm 


Anonymous

Kk. Wladimir rarely fights 3 times a year so i Think he will have to stay arlindo

Posted July 4, 2013 12:28 pm 


K2 Fan

Prince ; read Mongrel’s post and learn something , then read Squared Circle’s
post and see how dumb YOUR comments are . Nameless/ Brainless ; just
show yourself OUT !

Posted July 4, 2013 12:12 pm 


kk

Wlad will fight another 3 or 4 years, he can’t stop before the record of Joe will be broken. He’s a very ambitious fighter.

Posted July 4, 2013 10:51 am 


Ducksoup

Like it or not fella’s,but if Wlad Klitschko runs the table the next 3 to 4 years, and fights 3 to 4 times a year, he will break Joe Louis record for succesive title defences of 25.

Posted July 4, 2013 9:30 am 


kk

And prince, they are not bums, they are just NOT as good as the Klitchkos !

Posted July 4, 2013 8:49 am 


kk

prince “a fit and prepared Lewis” ??? Are you serious ??? Lewis trained 3 months for this fight, Vitali had only 10 days !!!

Posted July 4, 2013 8:46 am 


prince

Brock, Austin, Charr, Pianeta, Mormeck, Sosnowski, Wach, Thompson, Ibragimov, Moli to only name a few of their opponents are bums ( am talking about both brothers, even though Vitali has clearly fought the better opposition.

If you call any of the above boxers good or a threat you have no clue about boxing.

Also, an out of shape, unprepared Lewis gave Vitali the beating of his life (name one other opponent that did to Vitali what Lewis did)

What do you think a fit and prepared Lewis would have don to Vitali?

The Klits are overrated!

Enough said!

Posted July 4, 2013 8:29 am 


RAY GORDON REID

WALDIMIR

Posted July 4, 2013 7:26 am 


kk

Yes, Vitali retired Lennox.

Posted July 4, 2013 6:50 am 


Gaz

Lewis had his final fight at 37. Waited a whole year to try and wrangle out of a rematch with VK. When it didn’t happen LL pulled up his panties and ran off into the sunset. VK retired LL. That will always be known. And yes, this nameless guy takes it from behind (against his will).

Posted July 4, 2013 6:13 am 


GUMBOOT

Nameless? More accurately “Brainless.” What a tosser.

Posted July 4, 2013 4:59 am 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Sorry ass-clown, but Lewis was only 37 when he got outboxed and retired by VK. Lewis is 47 right now that and fight took place just over ten years ago on June 21, 2003. Do the math, smart guy.

The boxing public demanded a re-match, but Lewis refused and instead was trying to get another easy fight with Mike Tyson. It is now commonly known throughout the world as the DUCK of the CENTURY!

Lewis knew in his heart that he would lose the rematch to VK, and if he happened to win by some lucky, B.S. decision, he would then have to fight Wlad.

The K Bros RETIRED the ATG Lewis at just 37. Period, case closed. Nuff said.

Posted July 4, 2013 3:35 am 


Anonymous

Mongrel, great post !

Posted July 4, 2013 2:46 am 


nameless

also lewis was 38 and had done more than either klit and that remains true today. Tko6

Posted July 4, 2013 12:38 am 


nameless

after because – it should read “they offer slave rape contracts”

Posted July 4, 2013 12:37 am 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

The Klitschkos haven taken on ALL legit contenders and NEVER ducked anyone. Truth is that they have a lot of trouble making fights with some of top contenders because nobody wants to fight them. Al Pov has been avoiding Wlad for years and he’s an Olympic Gold Medalist who would beat just about any American HW.

The K Bros are head and shoulders above their division and forced the ATG Lewis into retirement at just 37. The smaller HWs of the 60s-90s would have no chance at beating them. None. Real talk!

Posted July 4, 2013 12:25 am 


Mongrel

Brock, Byrd, Chambers, Ibrigamov, Chagaev, Mercer, Brewster, Peter, Austin, Haye – these people are not bums.

The Klitschko’s lack a defining victory but they have crushed everything that has come up in the last 10 years.

A time in which the former soviet countries now engage in professional boxing, and the population as a whole has been increasing in size due to better medicine, nutrition, training etc.

The problem is a lot of Americans feel they have this divine right to be the best. An “oh we are slick, Europeans are robotic” attitude, even when they’`re winning zero olympic medals in boxing and non-Americans are dominating the prestige professional weights.

The era isn`t weak. The US has been surpassed.

Posted July 3, 2013 11:00 pm 


prince

k2 fan, the problem is that both Klitschkos have been fighting bums all the time that were hyped by the Klitschkos and the media. (Pianeta was a tough cookie according Klitschko manager Bernd Boente)
I dont think anybody gave the likes of Pianeta, Thompson, Sosnowski, Charr, Mormeck etc a real chance.
The only top contenders they fought were Haye and an over the hill Briggs and if you go back very far Lennox. Haye had a decent chance to win and Briggs was good just too old and Lennox beat Vitali.
So, the Klitschkos fight bums most of the times and are boring thats why a lot of people hope there is someone who can get rid of them. While I dont think that Povetkin will win, he is certainly a much better opponent than Pianeta or Mormeck!

Posted July 3, 2013 6:53 pm 


K2 Fan

I wonder what they’ll call Povetkin AFTER Wlad disposes of him ? Will all those Klitchko haters that pin their hopes on him , call him a bum and worse , just like they did with all the other ” hopefuls ” that disappointed them for the
past ten years or so ? I bet they do !

Posted July 3, 2013 4:04 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Alexander Povetkin FINALY challange the heavyweight champion of the world Wladimir Klitschko, after over 4 years of mandatory obligation run. I have been BIG TIME dissapointed in Povetkin for the last 2 1/2 years for not fighting any thretning major heavyweights and again avoided to fight Wladimir. Sure the Marco Huck fight was good but Huck fought better and he is a smaller cruiserweight fighter and Povetkin escaped with a victory there, I had Huck winning but that is not the point and I don’t care much for that fight any way. Povetkin was interesting in the Athens Olympic Games 2004 when he dominated himself to a gold in super heavyweight along with Andre Ward’s gold at light heavyweight. Povetkin was interesting to follow from his pro start up to 2009, then it was starting to fall and now I just don’t fully respect him as a quality heavyweight fighter until he is there in the ring to fight Wladimir Klitschko becouse he made me so dissapointed to run for such a long time. A true heavyweight contender faces the challanges and even if he don’t win the fight, a great contender learns and adapts to become a better and hungrier fighter. James Braddock, Jersey Joe Wallcott, Frank Bruno and so many other heavyweight champions did not become champions until after several tries but modern heavyweights just lack hearth and just wan’t to take an uninteresting short cut to reach the goal and thats not a GREAT heavyweight contender. Earnie Shavers, Ron Lyle, Jameel McCline, Andrew Golota, Gerry Cooney, Donovan Ruddock etc are all rememberd as hungry heavyweight contenders and people can call them champs becouse they fought like champions and that made them to BIG contenders even if non of them never became world heavyweight champion. I truly hope this fight will NOT fall threw again. This time I want to see Povetkin man up and face the champ.

Posted July 3, 2013 4:01 pm 


Anonymous

TARK “Wladimir by KO.” Thats all ? I asked you because I wanna learn from you so this answer is a lil bit short but thnx.

Posted July 3, 2013 2:38 pm 


TARK

….. “TARK your prediction ?”

My prediction??? What the Hell do you think??? Wladimir by KO.

Posted July 3, 2013 2:02 pm 


prince

What is the problem with Povetkin waiting until he took the fight? That is a fairly smart move actually as oftentimes the Klits fight opponents that barely have 20 fights and dont have the experience to compete with them. He is not as dumb as some other guys who just collect a paycheck, he wants to get his career going and waits until the right time! I dont think he will win against Wlad, but it is way more interesting and competitive than Wlads 5 last fights together.

Posted July 3, 2013 1:59 pm 


eric

Wilder doesent have the experince to even come close to beating klitschko, how many title fights has klitschko had now and how many good fighters has wilder faced? Jennings and kubrat are the only heavys that have a chance to out box klitschko and that wont be a east task, has anyone noticed how people use to say klitschko cant box then comes eddy chambers, chris bird and brock all fast slick boxers and got out boxed, sure klitschko has size on his side but he still out boxed greatboxers so you got to take that into consideration if he fights kubrat.

Posted July 3, 2013 11:35 am 


eric

Bout time!!!!!! This is the best to heavy s,bout time geezzzzzzz. Looking forward to this fight, im a klit, bro fan, but I hope w.klit… dosent stink this fight up. I dont mind if klitschko pumps that jab for 6 rounds, but after that he should mix it up and let his hands go a bit. I understand doing something stupid could cost him the fight, so he can fight smart and still open up when the opertunity presents it s self.

Posted July 3, 2013 11:23 am 


BUSTAJAY

Kiltschko could be from Mars….WHO CARES!

Sure the USA is lacking a great HW and we know that bro.

I am glad Kiltschko is fighting in Russia as this allows his fans to watch him destroy this guy.

Posted July 3, 2013 9:24 am 


Anonimouse

Rather see Wlad in with Pulev or Fury, Povetkin is overrated and will lose badly!

Posted July 3, 2013 9:01 am 


kim

Easy win for Wlad. Povetkin is gonna freeze, and getting KOed within 7 rounds.

Posted July 3, 2013 8:01 am 


unknown

YES FINALLY !!!

nameless you’re a loser.

THIS IS HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION WITH KO ARTIST KLITSCHKO !!!

Posted July 3, 2013 5:11 am 


0k

Pulеv is born fightеr his futhеr is boxеr, brothеr too bronz mеdаlist from london
2012. Не is boxеr from smаl 7-8 old уеаr boу

Posted July 3, 2013 2:39 am 


GUMBOOT

Of course. There is nothing to attract him to yours. No heavyweight challenges in your part of the world anyway are there?

Posted July 3, 2013 2:11 am 


nameless

please, keep him on your hemisphere, thanks.

Posted July 3, 2013 1:44 am 


nameless

this guy is so afraid to get nailed in that chin that his fights are as exciting as watching paint dry.

Posted July 3, 2013 1:41 am 


nameless

what with the WK lovers? we pay to keep this boring MFer away from our TV screens.

Posted July 3, 2013 1:32 am 


0k

Kubrаt Pulеv is grаnit chin frеаk likе Vitаli hе is fаst hаvе grеаt foot work, fеnomеnаl sаrp jаb, psihic-mеntаl vеrу strong

Posted July 3, 2013 12:54 am 


nameless

Well its better than wlads last few excuses for fights

Posted July 3, 2013 12:45 am 


JB

and if the fight actually happens, Wlad impales him.

Posted July 3, 2013 12:15 am 


Leknehelad

Pulov is big bruiser. I think he would beat wlad.

Posted July 3, 2013 12:03 am 


Reem

I have a feeling Wlad will brake Povetkin’s face with one of those laser accurate straight right missles he fires

Posted July 2, 2013 10:56 pm 


Mongrel

Yeah p4p is a bit w@nk.

What would someone like Wlad or Vitali have to do to get on there?
They’ve dominated their division for 10 years and have no other division to go into to take over.

If the p4p list is a rating of how good someone is for their size – well how many other 6″7-6″9 fighters have shown the skills, athleticism and speed these guys have?

Vitali and Wlad on a p4p list over Broner EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.

Posted July 2, 2013 10:49 pm 


Reem

This one will be brutal. Povetkin will not chicken away like Haye did, so Wlad will pizza face and then KO him. It will maybe even be career ending for Povetkin.

Posted July 2, 2013 10:47 pm 


badger

hope to see this.

Posted July 2, 2013 10:19 pm 


Robert

That photo is exactly the reason why any “theoretical” pound for pound list is silly. The heavyweight king would completely annihilate any other fighter, form any other weight class in the world. 6’7 250 pounds!!!! The pound for pound list is just there to give Americans something to boast about. Incidentally the pound for pound list is defined by American business men. LOL!!!!

Posted July 2, 2013 9:26 pm 


Hidalgo

Waddya know. The giant gets to fight another significantly smaller opponent.

Posted July 2, 2013 8:25 pm 


nameless

I’m glad this fight is in Russia, that way WK keep his boring as$ far, far away from the States.

Posted July 2, 2013 7:20 pm 


RUN WITH MONEY NOW

POVETKIN and crew wising up and cashing out. Hes the best out there but its over before it starts. He falls short in every thing i look at but he’ll fall harder to the canvas.

Posted July 2, 2013 6:42 pm 


give credit when due

Both champs, both Olympic champs,and Povetkin is undefeated. Now watch everyone brag about Povetkin now and then after he gets slaughtered the same will call him a nobody. He is getting a big payday and like many others once WLAD BEATS HIM HE WIL NEVER FIGHT AGAIN.

Posted July 2, 2013 6:37 pm 


BUSTAJAY

EASY WIN FOR BIG K

Posted July 2, 2013 6:20 pm 


meja

Povetkin gets iced in 4 rounds

Posted July 2, 2013 5:52 pm 


Anonymous

Wilder will be dangerous but he’s not ready yet.

Posted July 2, 2013 5:40 pm 


murderman

I think wilder’s power will be a serious threat to klit. However his defense n skill level is a bit questionable! Plus no one knows what kind of chin he has. But to me he is the only hw that has a legit chance to beat klit. Also bryant jennings. But i like klit n both those fights

Posted July 2, 2013 5:21 pm 


JB

It wont happen, there will be an injury in training, Im sure.

Posted July 2, 2013 5:11 pm 


me

Again as Wladimir says….’David Haye was too fast but Povetkin is different’…..lol

Posted July 2, 2013 4:36 pm 


Anonymous

ggg Huck was good but he fought dirty. Povetkin was the better boxer. To say that Huck won or should have won the fight is just stupid.

Posted July 2, 2013 4:27 pm 


James

The oil companies backing the fight is a little strange. Povetkin isn’t even one of the best contenders out there, and it is difficult to see him defending the title unless it is against opposition below Huck and Charr level of fighters.

With Povetkin doing he best to avoid the fight for the last five years, I wonder how much built up aggression Wladimir has. I don’t see Povetkin getting past that jab, but we’ll see if his chin is strong enough to stay in there for the left hook. With Povetkin’s conditioning problems, I see him quitting on his stool before a bad knock out even with the large Russian crowd.

Let’s all hope that the WBA doesn’t decide to create another paper crown after Wladimir disposes of Povetkin.

Posted July 2, 2013 4:26 pm 


T22

Ive seen Wlad in Germany vs Chagaev. really impressed with that show and the people. I might consider a Moscow trip but the Oktober fest beer festival in Germany is around the same time. Decisions decisions.

Posted July 2, 2013 4:23 pm 


asif

pulev + povetkin >>>>>> jennings, wilder, mitchell, mansour,

Posted July 2, 2013 4:22 pm 


Anonymous

TARK your prediction ?

Posted July 2, 2013 4:06 pm 


Anonymous

Sniffman,”who lost to Huck “??? You’re kidding ???

Posted July 2, 2013 4:05 pm 


Sniffman

I just don’t see how anyone can think that a fight between a small, fat, limited fighter with poor KO power who lost to Marco Huck can challenge Wladimir Klitschko. Povetkin is going to get beaten to a pulp and humiliated.

Posted July 2, 2013 3:57 pm 


Anonymous

Wlad will spank this guy and then everyone will say “Povetkin suck! Fight a live body!”

All hail Wlad

Posted July 2, 2013 3:54 pm 


no clue

I’m not much into conspiracy theories but given how much oil money is at stake here to create a true “Russian HW champ” i would beware if i were in Wlads shoes.. I dont rule out a scenario if he gets drugged in any way possible – through food, water, air, clothes, contact with objects.. etc… these guys there will stoop to any lows to make it happen.. Nothing against Pov that is a genuily great guy and person.. But he hasn’t got a prayer without here

Posted July 2, 2013 3:19 pm 


no clue

wanna see how this fight will pan out look up Wk vs Chagaev or Ibrahimov.. both had the stature, pop and size of Pov but are southpaws.. WK will keep Pov impaled on his jab all night long and any time he committs to his right lead Pov will be in a heap of trouble.. I dont see Pov touching WH ..

Posted July 2, 2013 3:18 pm 


Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Finally!!..Still as others have said…Believe it when round 1 starts

Posted July 2, 2013 3:02 pm 


Martin

How about Povetkin’s chin ??

Posted July 2, 2013 2:54 pm 


GUMBOOT

@Neil: I agree in part although Pov hasn’t really shown me enough to suggest he has anything to bring to trouble Wlad. W. Klit has just too many advantages in this one…size, the jab, efficiency….and I see a Ko before end of 7. In wieghing up the respective skills and natural abilities Pov comes up short everywhere.

Posted July 2, 2013 2:50 pm 


Neil (Pomy)

Povetkin is ok, nothing special …. a come-forward, aggressive fighter. By todays heavyweight standards he is a decent opponent for Wladimir but that isnt saying much. Wladimir should win by a late stoppage or on points depending on how negative Wladimir is on the night.

Posted July 2, 2013 2:40 pm 


Martin

Someone can do a good analysis of Povetkin and a prediction ??

Posted July 2, 2013 2:35 pm 


Martin

What will happen in the ring ? Someone can do a good analysis ??

Posted July 2, 2013 2:32 pm 


GUMBOOT

I’m in the seeing is believing camp. Great if this happens but October gives Pov HEAPS of time to find an excuse. I’m sure Pov is a decent fighter but and W. Klit? Frankly, short of a fluke punch, and the Klit Bros don’t let many of them happen, I rate Pov virtually no chance. In fact, Klit by KO inside 7. (Take note Boxtradamus. That is how to make a prediction you tosser.) It will actually be good for the heavyweight division to have this small matter cleared up. Then Pulev and…..oh….nobody really…..

Posted July 2, 2013 2:31 pm 


Jаck

I’m еаt уou а’livе bitc

Posted July 2, 2013 2:08 pm 


EU

Or Haye – Pulev.

Posted July 2, 2013 2:04 pm 


EU

Jack, I’m not surprise your fat.

Posted July 2, 2013 2:02 pm 


Jаck

@ Еu
Kiss mау big fаt а’ss

Posted July 2, 2013 1:55 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Pulev is a talented HW contender, but doesn’t have the explosive punching power to stop Wlad. A below average 52% KO ratio ain’t gonna cut it against a top-3 ATG HW.

WK will jab his head off, jack him up with that straight right steel-hammer, and smash him with some of those monsterous left hooks. Bottom line is that Pulev is no KO Artist and there’s just no way in hell he can outbox WK. Period.

But bring on Pulev too after WK cold-crushes Al Pov!

Posted July 2, 2013 1:53 pm 


BigfootMonster

This will end by TKO in 7th or 8th. Wlad does well against the brawler-type fighters, this should not be dangerous for him.

Posted July 2, 2013 1:52 pm 


EU

Jack you idiot, Pulev is good, but Wlad is on another level !!!

Posted July 2, 2013 1:50 pm 


mack

This is a great fight and a long time coming, but too many of these heavyweight fights fizzle because of injuries, real or feigned, technicalities, bad vibes etc.. I hope it happens, but, like so many others, I’ll believe it when the bell rings.

Posted July 2, 2013 1:48 pm 


Вull

Wlаd will smokе pulеv еаsу pulеv is jokе frаud:) аhаhаhаhа

Posted July 2, 2013 1:40 pm 


Jаck

Pulеv will еnd Wlаd cаrееr. Chаgаеv, Furу, Аdаmеk аnd Jеnnings
running 0ut from This dаngеr vеrу mеаn mаn!, GGG аnd Pulеv moust аvoidеd mаn in boxing now! Pulеv-Wlаdimir-coming soon

Posted July 2, 2013 1:33 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Povetkin ducked Wlad and went for the fake version of the WBA title last time he was the mandatory. Guess now that he banked millions against no hopers he figures he may as well cash out. Wlad by KTFO.

Posted July 2, 2013 1:27 pm 


Doctor

October 5th, The end of Povetkins career.

Posted July 2, 2013 1:08 pm 


EU

Wlad faced Haye and he will face Povetkin. At least, he’s not ducking anyone.

Posted July 2, 2013 1:03 pm 


EU

This fight will be a really big thing in Europe !

Posted July 2, 2013 1:02 pm 


Drago

Povetkin is cashing out. If he ducks Wlad for another 2 years, he will be fighting for pennies after. So he gets one last hurrah and retires (at least for the next 2-4 years). I like Wlad, and people tend to be a little harsh on his opponents, but with Povetkin he is just going through the motions. Wlad will jab him into oblivion and finish with a right aroun 9th in a completely one sided dance.

Posted July 2, 2013 12:45 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Looks like maybe Al Pov finally grew a set of balls after ducking Wlad for two years. I’m with you muderman… I’ll believe it when I see Pov enter the ring on Fight Night.

Posted July 2, 2013 12:29 pm 


murderman

Ill believe it when i see it! Dude dont want it w klit!

Posted July 2, 2013 12:17 pm 


BEARS

YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!.!!!

FINALLY!!!! Two olympic gold champs! Top 3 heavyweight of all time possible goat wladimir klitschKO taking on olympic gold winner and heavyweight champ alex povetkin! Can’t wait. U know I’m watching wlad brutally ko another guy. Who doesn’t like watchin klitschKOs ko people?

If u don’t like it, its safe to say your not a fight fan.

Posted July 2, 2013 12:12 pm 


Vlad

Exactly Chef. Big time beat down!

Posted July 2, 2013 12:10 pm 


CHEF

Let the beat down of povetkin start. Wlad by KO

Posted July 2, 2013 11:57 am 


Lenin

I’ll believe it when round 1 starts.

Posted July 2, 2013 11:55 am 



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