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Jonn E. JaGozza

Very comical article , Povetkin doesn’t know how to fight a taller guy, So, a reamtch ??? Why ?? the end result would be the same … Povetkin is a killer with a heart of a lion , a real warior but as I stated in an earleir posting , As a fighter with skills and experience fighting taller guys, HE SUCKS .. as was evident in hois very poor performance against the Russian giant. Take some time off fire your trainers and get one who can teach you some lateral movement then come back RE-INVENTED and start again .. But as for your performance in this fight it was POOR man, very POOR.. You did a GREAT job at humiliating yourself … A Champion you’re NOT !!!!! PEACE Boxingdictionary.com

Posted October 15, 2013 7:54 am 


Joe Hip

Tell Bob Costas to shut up already. Little Bob !! STFU !!

Posted October 14, 2013 1:05 pm 


TARK

@WTF..,

@ TARK

What do you mean???

“I wouldn’t probably put it up there with Ibeabuchi-Tua or Dempsey-Firpo.”

That was funny. Get a sense of humor.

Posted October 11, 2013 3:56 pm 


kid blast

Tark has the beat

Posted October 11, 2013 3:21 pm 


moonshineman

He must want Klitscho to beat him some more OR..He likes dat money.

Posted October 11, 2013 12:23 pm 


WTF

@ TARK

What do you mean???

“I wouldn’t probably put it up there with Ibeabuchi-Tua or Dempsey-Firpo.”

Posted October 11, 2013 11:21 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

James “Dumb” Blond-It was a facetious statement, try to keep up…

Posted October 11, 2013 11:17 am 


Pratt

Well, I think that Wlad punches a lot harder than Haye and Wlad could not punch Povetkin stiff, and the left hook Wlad landed on Pov was a whopper. Povetkin has a very good chin and I think he would test David Haye and that it would be a very competitive fight, especially in that their sizes are similar. A well balanced match up. Povetkin will have to do something if Wlad does not re match, or he will have to retire in Russia eating baloney sandwiches and drinking Vodka. And counting all his money he just won.

Posted October 11, 2013 11:08 am 


SREDMOND

“Wladimir will be forgiven if he has a fantasy all action fight against Pulev” more tales from Tark…. Wlad was “not forgiven for being a bore” in the US before he faced Povetkin… This latest debacle just solidified the longstanding notions that he’s a really dull fighter at times and that he’s overreliant on clinching…He just took his usual to a WHOLE new level… Klits is not Tim Bradley where he’s gonna try and snow the public he can just be violent without regard, of any HW wings a shot near his head Wlads gonna act like its mating season… Do you think we are dumb Tark?

Posted October 11, 2013 9:41 am 


boxing fan

Old Yank

Maybe you’re still fit, but you don’t look like the guy in the green shirt anymore. Not at all. In fact, you’re looking 20 years older now.

Posted October 11, 2013 9:24 am 


Old Yank

boxing fan — The photo is a few (ahem) years old. But skiing season is nearly upon us. So how about we meet at the summit of the northeast mountain of your choice and the last man to the bottom pays for the day? Let’s find out just how old the Old Yank is!

Posted October 11, 2013 8:16 am 


James Blond

It’s Me, Ernie

“Pulev, Fury, Haye, and Wilder” Who?…

Ernie, do you recognize Mr. Alzheimer?

Posted October 11, 2013 7:36 am 


TARK

Pratt.., Haye would knock Povetkin stiff… Povetkin was a terrible matchup for Wladimir style wise, but Wladimir still won every minute of every round.. Haye won 2 rounds off Wladimir.. Just like Dereck Chisora, Povetkin is a perfect matchup for Haye’s style.

But Povetkin would not fight Haye in a million years — guaranteed.

Posted October 11, 2013 1:47 am 


Josh Meyer

Killa Max Kellerman is stupid and trys to be smart. Max needs to go an so do you

Posted October 11, 2013 1:33 am 


Pratt

I thought Max called a biased opinion in this fight and did not need to utter some of the bs that he did. On the other hand Roy Jones did a great job telling us what was going on in the trenches of this fight. Great Job RJJr !!

Posted October 11, 2013 12:40 am 


KILLA

Max Kellerman is a cool person. I think he is a great commentator better then all those showtime old dirty bustards.

Posted October 11, 2013 12:02 am 


Pratt

Povetkin did not give up and put in a good fight. If the Povertkin that fought this fight faces Haye, then Povetkin beats Haye.

Posted October 10, 2013 10:38 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

“Pulev, Fury, Haye, and Wilder” Who?…

Posted October 10, 2013 10:38 pm 


Alonzo

Well I hope Klubratt gets his shot next. Povo deserves a rematch about as much as haye, but at least Povo took his ass whipping like a man–no complaining bout a toe.

Posted October 10, 2013 10:07 pm 


TARK

No loss is cool… But if you achieve a 10 year winning streak? And then finish your career with wins over Pulev, Fury, Haye, and Wilder? Which could possibly happen.

That’s super cool

Posted October 10, 2013 9:49 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Sure, it’ll be forgotten like most all of his fights, although those HUGE loses were cool…

Posted October 10, 2013 7:36 pm 


TARK

If Wladimir fights a great fight against Pulev this fight will be forgotten… Ali was panned for weeks and months after some of his terrible fights. So was Mike Tyson. So was Larry Holmes. Now they’re all icons. Nobody remembers those stinker fights.

After Holmes brutalized a 38-year-old Ali, all was forgiven… How terrible to see this great man is such a pathetic state in a boxing ring. It was Joe Louis vs Ezzard Charles. People cried.

But whether you’re great, or you’re an unranked nobody, bad things are said if you fight a dreary fight and win ugly. Fans want to be entertained, first, last, and always. I enjoyed the fight. I don’t enjoy every fight. Wladimir did what he needed to to. Povetkin never gave up.

Posted October 10, 2013 7:29 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

Anonymous get back down your manhole!!!you tosser BRUCE,YOUD RUN FROM YOUR OWN SHADOW!!YOU GIMP

Posted October 10, 2013 5:13 pm 


boxing fan

Old Yank

Under google images (“Old Yank” Schneider), that’s me…the handsome devil with the moustache in the green shirt.

LMAO!!! That’s a much YOUNGER VERSION of Schneider!!!! He doesn’t look like that at all!!!!!

Posted October 10, 2013 4:45 pm 


boxing fan

OLD YANK

Under google images (“Old Yank” Schneider), that’s me…the handsome devil with the moustache in the green shirt.

LMAO!!! That’s a much YOUNGER VERSION of Schneider!!!! He dosen’t look like that at all!!!!!

Posted October 10, 2013 4:44 pm 


Old Yank

Thank you! All I can ask is that you keep paying attention!

Posted October 10, 2013 4:15 pm 


JJ

Lets set up Tark with Mork !!!!!

Posted October 10, 2013 4:15 pm 


Old Yank

Under google images (“Old Yank” Schneider), that’s me…the handsome devil with the moustache in the green shirt.

Posted October 10, 2013 4:08 pm 


Old Yank

google…

“Old Yank” Schneider

(don’t forget the quotes)

Posted October 10, 2013 4:05 pm 


Old Yank

Look him up!

Posted October 10, 2013 4:02 pm 


Bob

Tark I think Mork likes you

Posted October 10, 2013 3:57 pm 


Old Yank

Numbnuts — Look him up!

Posted October 10, 2013 3:54 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

After Iron Mike’s last fight, he said he would no longer embarrass the sport by his poor performances, Wladdie should step up and follow suit…

Posted October 10, 2013 3:46 pm 


Old Yank

From Robert Ecksel: “No one is criticizing Klitschko the man. Outside the ring he is everything a champion should be. But even Klitschko partisans, at least some Klitschko partisans, see the fight as the unaesthetic mess it was, not as evidence of his greatness, but symptomatic of his shortcomings.

What Wladimir did as an amateur is of no account. Neither is what he did in his previous 63 fights. As a one-off, the fight with Povetkin was an appallingly inadequate demonstration of the sweet science, helped in no small part by referee Luis Pabon, who refused to enforce the rules and as a result let the champ get away with murder.”

RIGHT ON THE MONEY! The beat, mood and melody wrapped into one!

Posted October 10, 2013 3:41 pm 


Manny

I hate that sob. Nobody likes Bernard

Posted October 10, 2013 3:26 pm 


Manny

hop is a clutch holder. Boring

Posted October 10, 2013 3:23 pm 


Old Yank

TJ — I agree. The ref stank in the Hops/Wright bout too. I believe (someone check the stats) that there were more combined clinches than punches either fighter connected with.

The ref often plays a huge role in stinkers.

Posted October 10, 2013 3:15 pm 


JJM

Tael you should take Morks offer I’m Vegas

Posted October 10, 2013 3:12 pm 


John

Hopkins is one of the most dirty fighters in the sport. Hop should of been banns a long time ago. In Philly I saw him be extremely rude to people he thinks he is better than anyone. The guy sucks !

Posted October 10, 2013 3:10 pm 


TJ

OLD YANK

regarding the HOPKINS vs WRIGHT “stinker,” B-Hop purposely set out to use every dirty trick in the book including head butting WINKY, in the first half if the fight.

He got his wish as WINKY got no help from the ref and was done by the latter stages of the bout. IMHO this was one of the most blatant displays of rule breaking in a boxing ring in recent years – in fact out and out thuggery!

Posted October 10, 2013 2:56 pm 


Anonymous

klit vs povetkin, biggest joke fight in hw history.

Posted October 10, 2013 2:27 pm 


Old Yank

TARK — I agree! Virtually every great fighter has a stinker or two (or more) on their dance card. So why all the push-back in recognizing the truth — that this fight for Wlad was a stinker? It was PATHETIC! If it represented the best boxing had to offer the sport would be dead inside 6 months!

Wlad is likely past his prime. Even past his prime he’s difficult to impossible to beat — especially if refs are going to let him fight out the balance of his career draped on an opponent’s back after EVERY punch. Stinkers on the west side of a boxer’s career can point to the possibility of more stinkers to come. The Hopkins/Wright stinker certainly told us that Wright was done.

Wlad was handed a gift by the ref in being allowed to fight the fight he fought. It was pathetic. Again, Povetkin played his role in the stinker, but I bet we just saw the beginning of the end for Wlad.

Posted October 10, 2013 2:23 pm 


TARK

Let’s tell the truth Old Yank… Every heavyweight has stinky fights. If he has 24 title fights he’s going to have some he would like to forget. Sandy Kofax got blown off the mound on occasion… Super stars have off nights too.

Mike Tyson’s fight with James Smith set a record for boredom… His Ruddock II and Tony Tucker fights were slow action. Nothing going on.

Lennox Lewis’s fights with Tony Tucker and Zel Mavrovic weren’t happening.

Evander Holyfield’s fights with Vaughn Bean and Chris Byrd sucked fleas.

Ali’s fights with Alfredo Evangelista and Mac Foster were beyond tedious.

Frazier’s fights with George Johnson and Floyd Cummings stunk out loud.

Wladimir scored 4 knockdowns, a couple throw-downs, and some Olympian caliber pushes. He uncorked some leaping left hooks. He tried hard to get the KO. That wasn’t always true of Mike, Lennox, Evander, Ali, and Joe.

Posted October 10, 2013 2:06 pm 


* BLURRED LINES *

Wlad did the right thing!!

He is great and so is Obamacare period.

Posted October 10, 2013 1:23 pm 


Old Yank

K2Fan — From John E. Oden following the Iggy bout: “Wladimir himself was dissatisfied with his performance. He tracked down Steward in the wee hours of Sunday morning to express his disappointment in his own performance and express his regret that he didn’t move forward aggressively and bring his big right hand to bear on the situation when he had the chances to do so. Sitting in his hotel suite at 4am, Wladimir knew he could have done more and should have. He expressed to Emanuel that he should have taken the fight to Ibragimov and used more often his most potent weapon – his big right hand. He knew he had been too cautious, relying on a strategic cat-like dance that earned him a victory but not the respect he was looking for.”

Wlad does not see it as a stroke of genius that it takes two to tango but even he could still recognize that his tactics in the Iggy bout were disappointing. And it does not take a genius to recognize that his tactics against Povetkin proved boring and a disappointment as well – likely a personal disappointment and certainly a disappointment to many fans.

Posted October 10, 2013 1:18 pm 


Old Yank

Dan Rafael: “Referee Luis Pabon, who received heavy criticism for the way he handled Povetkin’s fight last year with Marco Huck, allowed Klitschko to drape himself all over Povetkin after almost every punch. No warnings or point deductions for repeated infractions that made the fight almost unwatchable.”

Posted October 10, 2013 1:04 pm 


* BLURRED LINES *

Oh STFU!

Posted October 10, 2013 12:58 pm 


Old Yank

K2 Fan — Indeed it was a stinker on both fighters’ parts. But I can’t imagine a Primo Canera or a Jess Willard disappointing fans as much as Wlad did. Fans were disappointed in Wlad’s perfromance against Iggy too. Wlad’s trainer Emanuel Steward expressed his disappointment in Wlad’s performance after the bout. It did not make Steward a Klitschko hater; it made him truthful.

So you stumbled on your stroke of genius that two men are in the ring at the same time, so it take3s two to tango? Wow! Remind me to recomend you for Mensa membership!

Without question Povetkin contributed to Wlad looking like a wrestler and not like a heavyweight boxing champion. It does not change the reality that the botu stank and so too did Wlad’s performance. And if Manny were still alive he’d tell you the same damn thing — he would have been disappointed in Wlad’s performance.

Posted October 10, 2013 12:56 pm 


Old Yank

K2 Fan

Posted October 10, 2013 12:46 pm 


Exiled Yank

Tark – I was talking about Tysons first run as champ, not post prison. That said, the Razor fights has some fireworks.

Posted October 10, 2013 12:30 pm 


Anonymous

nine out of ten people who watch hw boxing today,are WINDOW LICKERS.

Posted October 10, 2013 11:17 am 


Hidalgo

“What do you guys think? FLUSH or BUST?”

I think Lennox Lewis is trying to pull a David Haye.

Big hat, no cattle.

Posted October 10, 2013 11:06 am 


Hidalgo

“stop moaning, there all a load of bums.”

Especially the semi-literate ones. Like you. It’s “they’re,” not “there.”

Posted October 10, 2013 11:02 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Larry Holmes at age 52 defeated the King of Four Rounders Erik “Butterbean” Esch by out-boxing him and Holmes had not been in the ring for over 2 years and so far away from his prime days possible and still won. George Foreman, 48 was still the champ when he lost to Shannon Briggs (One of the BIGGEST ROBBERY in pro history :-( ). Lennox lewis could pull it off if he could get in top shape but then again, it would be very difficult and not worth it.

Posted October 10, 2013 11:01 am 


Anonymous

stop moaning, there all a load of bums.

Posted October 10, 2013 10:44 am 


beast

Egads a rematch? It was almost like Klitschko carried him, if he was forced to box instead of waltzing Povetkin wouldn’t have made it to the final bell. He showed me absolutely nothing. Once he got hit with that jab turned into a hook in the first round if Povetkin had any hopes they were done. Everyone wants to blame Klitschko for being boring, but after he hits the with a power shot, they either run or try to survive some other way, time after time it’s the same, thse beat up other contenders and when they get their shot they freeze and try to live to fight another day, why do we blame klitschko?

Posted October 10, 2013 10:22 am 


wearerofallthebelts

That was literally the worst HW title fight I have ever seen. His fight with Sultan Ibragimov is a close second. Wlad is boring and will never be a fan favorite because of it.

Posted October 10, 2013 9:13 am 


wearerofallthebelts

haha! A rematch? They should both be writing refund checks to us all after that slopfest.

Posted October 10, 2013 9:09 am 


Todd Spengo

To get held again for 12 rounds…why?

Posted October 10, 2013 8:59 am 


The desert grounds

Turb0-H@mster lol damn funny man Tark is well lubed ready to go that old fart. Mork will handle him soooo good.

Posted October 10, 2013 8:15 am 


huckster

German news . . . Lennox to Wlad 37,000,000 Euros

Posted October 10, 2013 7:53 am 


TJ

LENNOX LEWIS, 48 years old has said he was offered 30 Million to make a comeback, but has turned this down saying his legacy is worth 60M as he retired undefeated champion.

Apparently, the 30M was no joke, but he told them 60M and he would take 6 months and target WLADIMIR….

He says he knows how to beat him and if the money is on the table he will go out and do it!

What do you guys think? FLUSH or BUST?

Posted October 10, 2013 7:22 am 


Bfan

Anybody who answers this article with comments about Ali or wilder or whomever is missing the point. Wk was allowed to cheat and foul his way to victory. The fact that he could have won anyway makes it even worse. Just because Hopkins is a dirty fighter doesn’t make it ok for Wk. furthermore Wk crossed a line he didn’t just tie up after landing shots he used the grab lean on tie up as an offensive weapon along with stiff arm pushing elbowing of rearming hitting and holding. He is an utter disgrace!

Posted October 10, 2013 6:47 am 


SVDC

Forget Fury. He is not in te same class at all. That will show in Feb when he faces Haye. Haye will easily KO Fury in my opinion

Posted October 10, 2013 6:47 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Wladimir Klitschko defeated Alexander Povetkin big time on the scorecards with a unanimus victory of 119-109 and had Povetkin knocked down 4 times so Wladimir won on th paper a clear victory. BUT like we all saw that night, it was not in an impressive way. All that clinching and hanging over Povetkin just made the audience booing and critics and boxing fans along with several recognised fighters view tell that the fight was DULL or BORING. This was not a world championship class fight and the only fighter who at least did his best was the challanger Povetkin. Wladimir just did not knew how to box Povetkin or he just made it very easyh for himself BUT if the fight had had a better ring referee, Klitschko would have been first warned, then point reducted and finaly Discqalified if not doing something about it but the poor referee just let him continue to clinch all fight long. I have never seen so much clinching in a world title fight. I say that Alexander Povetkin deserves a rematch becouse that fight did not give anny fighter any justice as Povetkin could not do the very best and Wladimir dident fought as a champion with his long ring expearence. Lets make a 2nd fight to finnish this once and for all. Its nothing more that right.

Posted October 10, 2013 6:26 am 


nameless

Yes wlad is the GOAT hugger……I hear he signed a new deal with huggies nappies.

Posted October 10, 2013 6:15 am 


James Blond

Holding or actually leaning was Wlad’s only recourse other than knock Povetkin out and that was not an option considering RTL had put a lot of money in to airing this thing. Alexsander can hold his head high only because Wlad did not want to destroy this Russian and his fans all in one night. Wlad is light years ahead of the competition, this fight clearly shows this to be true once again.

Posted October 10, 2013 6:13 am 


nameless

Bias dane – if its NOT true its just a way to get attention, if it is, its a way to get cash. Fixed it for you

Posted October 10, 2013 6:04 am 


Unbiased Dane

Mick the Marmalizer: Lennox retired rather than face Vitali back then.
If eny of this is true then its just a way for Lennox to get some attention.

Posted October 10, 2013 4:16 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

Lennox Lewis has asked for $100,000 USD to come out of retirement & face Klitschko. I believe if $75,000 can be found a deal could be struck.

Posted October 10, 2013 4:01 am 


Farmboxer

Another anti-Klitschko artice by a “sour grapes” author. If the referee had stopped some of Vlad’s clinching, it would have been illegal, Lewis did it all the time, watch Lewis/Tua, etc. Ali clinched a lot and it goes on. The author had no problems with Lewis, Ali or any other heavyweight who clinches, but I hate to tell the author the truth, if the referee had stopped Vlad from clinching, Vlad would have knocked Povetkin out. Vlad did not knock Povetkin down in the second round with a clinch, it was a hook-off-the jab, clean knock down. Vlad later knocked Povetkin down 3 times in one round by fighting on the inside! What lies will the author use when Vlad knocks Povetkin out in a rematch?! The author appears to think that Wilder has fought nothing but top contenders?! I suggest the author check out all of Wilder’s opponents. Will Wilder fight a rematch with Sconiers for the WBC title after Vitali retires?! Probably. Wilder is ranked #3 by the WBC, #6 by the WBA and #12 by the IBF. How did Wilder get ranked that high without fighting anyone ranked? By the way, the author does not like the fact that Vlad outclassed Wilder in sparring for the Wach fight. Vlad knocked Wilder down with a jab! LOL! The author will be frustrated for a long time…………his name should be changed to Sour Grapes!

Wonder if the author will start a petition to take away Vlad’s gold medal?! And all his pro champships, after Vlad beating the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO champions and receiving the Ring champsion?

Posted October 10, 2013 1:38 am 


Vlad

Texan Sam – That is not Perogi you put potatoes or cheese inside Perogis. Ukranians eat a lot of meat like kabobs, ham and different kinds of sausages.

Posted October 10, 2013 1:32 am 


Vlad

I am a Klitchko fan but I have to agree holding was a bit rediculous. I don’t think Povetkin would do better next time and I don’t think holding would stop so it’s kind of a pointless rematch. Put Wlad against bigger guys who he can’t hold like that and it should be more fun to watch .

Posted October 10, 2013 1:25 am 


JJ

Hey Tark hear that you will be properly flushed ! hahaa lol Contact Mork, Tark you need to be tamed from a lion to a little kitty.

Posted October 10, 2013 1:10 am 


TARK

I’m a lean and mean non-stop physical machine…

Mork the dork can stick a fork in a cork and shove it up your pork hole … you 2 can fist each other asswipe.

Posted October 10, 2013 12:23 am 


Remy

Speaking of fat, your fat TARK. I hope Mork gets a hold of you and teaches you the respect you need.

Posted October 10, 2013 12:09 am 


PUNCHKEY

You know what you are talking about.
Thanks.

Posted October 10, 2013 12:01 am 


PUNCHKEY

K2fan thank you what you are talking about!

Posted October 9, 2013 11:59 pm 


Juicy Goose

Oh great someone TARK’ed.

Posted October 9, 2013 11:52 pm 


TARK

srminimo.., We’re talking about Ali-Frazier II.. That’s the fight where Ali held non-stop

Ali didn’t hold that much in the 1st fight and got beat… He didn’t need to hold in the 3rd fight because Frazier was WAY FAT … and washed up.

Posted October 9, 2013 11:34 pm 


srminimo

UJelly- Perfectly stated. Hopkins in his heyday at 160 would hold on the inside, but he would also beat the crap out of you while he was at it. Wlad just held, and held, and pushed the kid around like a rag doll. And Povetkin just let the deed go unpunished all night long. Anyone who points out Ali doing the same to Frazier should remember they’re talking about perhaps the greatest fight in HW history, and they’re such because Frazier didn’t just fold to Ali’s holding, he came in swinging, used elbows, jumped head first, did whatever it took.

Posted October 9, 2013 11:18 pm 


Turb0-H@mster

Wilder is an utter spaz. We can all see it. What kind of circus act slips over hs own feet while windmilling at a stationary man without landing once.

He`s proof there is a market for 6″7 gimp suits

Posted October 9, 2013 11:08 pm 


Hosteen

Wilder is great at smashing cracked eggs

Posted October 9, 2013 11:03 pm 


Hosteen

Wilder is awesome at smashing cracked eggs

Posted October 9, 2013 11:01 pm 


Turb0-H@mster

Word is that Povetkin says Wlad was calling him Hayden while they were clinching

Posted October 9, 2013 10:59 pm 


Hosteen

LOL @ Slater using nick names for dramatic effect

Posted October 9, 2013 10:50 pm 


Jim Rich

Well I have give Wlad some credit as it appears there is not a boxer alive on planet earth that can beat him, Huggy Bear is on top of the world. Hail to the king, the master, the king of um kings, slayer of dragons, the master of earth, wind, fire and water, hail hail to our um king.

Posted October 9, 2013 10:28 pm 


Tomato Can Stan

So Wlad had a bad fight……all great champions do. Lewis had some snoozefests as well. If all Wlad’s fights were like this I could understand all the criticism. But they aren’t….Wlad has had alot of exciting, edge-of-your-seat fights. The Klitschkos are gentlemen, sportsmen, educated, white and intelligent, and thats not sitting well with alot of the street thugs on here.

Posted October 9, 2013 10:05 pm 


UJelly

@K2 Fan – “and like Pov did not try all night long to smell Wlad’s armpit”

I get your point, but it’s dodging the issue (and based on your name, I can see you’re not exactly a neutral party). Povetkin had to get in close and make it an in fight. Fighting at extremely close quarters is completely within the rules of boxing and it’s bread and butter for many, many fighters (and for a shorter fighter, it’s the only way you’re ever going to land on someone of Wlad’s size).
That someone is closing the distance on you is NOT an excuse to clinch.

Take Mayweather for example. Fighters constantly try to fight on his chest, but how often do you say Mayweather clinch? He defends, counters and maneuvers his way out, which is what you’re supposed to do if you prefer to make the fight at range.

Klitschko has no excuse for clinching (neither does any other fighter), it’s that simple. If Povetkin is able to close the distance, then too bad for Wlad. It becomes up to Klitschko to either learn how to infight, or use his feet to maneuver out (and let’s face it, he definitely has the footspeed to do it). Wlad’s clinching is a downright, dirty spoiler tactic… it literally nullifies any much shorter fighter’s offense (i.e. their only chance to land is on the inside) and is AGAINST THE RULES.
If he’s allowed to clinch, then is Povetkin allowed to throw low blows during the clinch?

Speaking of which, I don’t generally support dirty fighting… but if a ref doesn’t do anything about the clinching, then the opponent has to make the clinching uncomfortable for the hugger. Sneaky headbutts, low blows, rumbling/tripping, etc. If a ref isn’t protecting you, then even the fight yourself.

Tim Bradley did an AWESOME job of that against Devon Alexander and it shook Alexander to the core (to the point he literally cried his way out of the fight)… Bradley just kept on trying to wing big punches even when Alexander was grabbing onto him, meaning Bradley’s body was tossing erratically all over the place whilst Alexander tried to hold, obviously leading to headbutts. As I say, normally I hate headbutters, but in this case, Alexander deserved every bit of it for trying to cheat his way to a victory.

Overall, not all of us are outright “Wlad haters”. He’s an exceptionally talented athlete, and it’s for precisely that reason that it’s so frustrating to see him cheat like this. He doesn’t need to do it.
The guy has the hand and foot speed of a light heavy and coordination to match; he’s actually the more athletically gifted of the Klitschko brothers. But for whatever reason, while Vitali will fight fairly, stick to the rules and accept that sometimes you’re going to get hit, Wlad is so averse to taking any sort of risk that he’s willing to cheat to avoid it.
IMO Vitali is a great “fighter” (i.e. he has the warrior mentality).
Wlad is a great “athlete” with the physical assets but seemingly not the mental potential to be a great “fighter”.

Posted October 9, 2013 9:58 pm 


PEEJ

K2 Fan…..you have a face like a sweaty ball-sack, just really clammy.

Posted October 9, 2013 9:41 pm 


Roberto

need KO power and need to punch Wladimir face .. Who could do that ? Pulev is so weak , Haye is over , Fury can talk but he can not box … So maybe Wilder the last chance who has a good right hand if he could land it than ….

Posted October 9, 2013 8:46 pm 


UJelly

If Povetkin wants a rematch, then lobby to get Joe Cooper as referee. That guy was really strict with Khan’s attempts to clinch in the Peterson fight, so he should be able to keep Wlad honest.
(I think Wlad would still win, but at least he’d have to use his actual boxing skills to do it which would make for a much more exciting fight)

Posted October 9, 2013 8:32 pm 


The Prince

No thanks… I don’t want that snoozefest again, but it’s not Povetkin’s fault. Wlad makes all HW bouts a snoozefest.

Posted October 9, 2013 7:40 pm 


Demon

Just seen the tramps twitter. Pathetic knacker. My money be on Lewis to KO him now .

Posted October 9, 2013 7:19 pm 


Demon

What did fury say???

Posted October 9, 2013 7:09 pm 


Demon

I am only feeding the hating unemployed by adding to this forum but I will continue for a bit. I will say this. What happens when the Klits retire as champions. Our we supposed to believe these new guys are the real champions??? I feel bad for the champion after the Klit because they will never get any credit and rightly so. No champion in the division again will be the real champion if both brothers leave as champions which they will. Whgen the Klits leave then we can close down the division. It will be the 3rd best fighting the rest.

Posted October 9, 2013 7:08 pm 


ThrashTheNephilim

Haha! Anyone see Tyson Fury’s Twitter Rant?!?! HILARIOUS!!!!!

Posted October 9, 2013 7:01 pm 


nameless

Delusional klittards are fascinating to observe. Yeah its pov’s fault wlad fights ghoul style

Posted October 9, 2013 6:46 pm 


TARK

Another one… Mike Tyson vs James Smith… Really exciting…

Posted October 9, 2013 6:43 pm 


TARK

Exiled Yank.., “Tyson finished his bums off early and brutally.”

Not really.

Tyson’s 2nd fight with Razor Ruddock was pretty tedious… and his fight with Tony Tucker was a bore fest… Almost as bad as Lennox Lewis’s fights with Tony Tucker … and what’s his name Mavrovic.

In Boxing … nobody is immune from delivering stink bombs…

Posted October 9, 2013 6:39 pm 


K2 Fan

Isn’t it strange how a few useless and most likely unemployed nobodies and nothings , like ; Sredmond , eric , Old Yanker , Peej , earnie , the Thruth , etc . , can keep blaming Wlad for : ” the worst
fight in history ” ? It’s as though Wlad was the only one in the ring ,
and like Pov did not try all night long to smell Wlad’s armpit . Sure ,
the fight sucked , no question there ! But it’ll take more than the opinion of a bunch of hating morons , whose collective intellect
wouldn’t amount to that of a gnat to convince me ; A.) That Wlad
gets ALL the blame . And B. ) That it was the worst fight ever . Actually , if you consider , that Wlad fought a guy who never lost before and who was never down in 26 HEAVYWEIGHT bouts , with basically ONE arm , it wasn’t all that bad after all ! Maybe in the rematch ( God help us and preserve us from it ) , Wlad can refrain from using BOTH hands to even up Pov’s chances ?!

Posted October 9, 2013 6:24 pm 


KILLA

Vargas vs Tito us a good example. Vargas got beat, buy he left all his heart inside the ring..He had all the right to ask for a rematch evenknow he lost and was outclass.

Posted October 9, 2013 6:21 pm 


KILLA

What is Next Canelo asking Floyd for a rematch! Why do this loser think in a rematch they will do better. You should train and bring a fight at least get KO with pride and heartto ask for a rematch.Canelo and this idiot were both outclass. No rematch loser!

Posted October 9, 2013 6:16 pm 


Demon

There are many differences between Wlad and Tyson. Taking away that Wlad is a million times better, Wlad has beaten everybody in the division. Tyson gave Lewis 5 million step a side money, refused to fight Boew much like Floyd refused to fight Manny. Who has Wlad refused to fight. He has beaten everybody. Also Wlad will be able to speak when he retires in any language you wish as Tyson can barley string 4 words of English together.

Posted October 9, 2013 5:55 pm 


Exiled Yank

My god this fight sucked. I will not suffer through a stinking rematch. WK is an awful champ. I know he’s fighting in a weak division, but so did Tyson. Difference is, Tyson finished his bums off early and brutally. WK has the power to do this too, but instead he fights like a b*tch. He’s even awful when he fights dirty, and I don’t mind dirty fighters. He needs to retire because his borig @ss is killing the Hw division.

Posted October 9, 2013 5:50 pm 


TARK

The fight was not pretty but everyone had the same score.. 119-104..

In the long history of the Heavyweight Division nobody has ever won a major 12 round fight by 15 points before.

If you want a prettier fight, Wladimir’s fights with Mariuze Wach… Ray Austin… Calvin Brock… Eddie Chambers… Sam Peter II… Derrick Jefferson… Chris Byrd I and II… Tony Thompson I… Danell Nicolson… Jameel McCline… Ray Mercer… and Eliseo Castillo… They should fulfill your wish … On 2nd thought, strike the Jameel McCline fight

Another ugly WK fight you might like is Sultan Ibragimov. That makes 2 ugly fights out of 64 total.

If you want to watch an ugly Ali fight there are many to choose from: Rudi Lubbers… Joe Frazier II… Leon Spinks II… Mac Foster… Jimmy Young… Buster Marthis Jr… and Joe Bugner I and II… Those are my favorites. If you’re not sleepy enough—those Ali fights will get you to nod off in a hurry.

If you’re really wide awake and want to sleep … try Hagler-Duran.

Posted October 9, 2013 5:50 pm 


eric

People who are agrue n for a rematch are not haters, at least not in my case, im a huge klitschko fan and have defended him many times in the past, and klitschko won the fight but there are a few very valid reasons a rematch is in order and those facts have been layed out. I really could careless if it happens to be honest so im done chat n about it. Last, if doing what is honerable the boxing community would demand better of our champions and our refs, but hey guys like money mayweather has made it clear boxing is a bussines first and a sport second, thats says it all pretty much, nuf said.

Posted October 9, 2013 5:49 pm 


eric

Since when is bending at the waist illegal ? Who even knows what povk.. would have done after he bent down because klit… was on him each time he came in, maybe he was trying to get on the inside ? Everybody knows a shorter fighter with shorter reach has zero chance of boxing klit.. at long range, its almost impossible to beat klitschko trying to box him on the outside if your giving up to much.

Posted October 9, 2013 5:39 pm 


Jim

People need to examine Povetkin’s tactics as well. Much like the Huck fight, he charges in, head lowered, and bends down at any sign of a punch coming his way. Watch many of the “clinches” by Klitschko, and you will see that many times he held both arms out freely while Povetkin’s head was in his armpit. Povetkin had many chances to throw body shots, but didn’t or couldn’t. Mike Tyson could have thrown some serious body shots in those situations. Povetkin’s rush in, head low style contributed to much of what went on.

Posted October 9, 2013 4:34 pm 


moonshineman

I bet. It’s a really good paycheck.

Posted October 9, 2013 4:33 pm 


Demon

Bla bla bla. Wlad is too strong been able to push people who try to bull rush him hahahaha. Bla bla bla it’s not fair that Wlad works out all the time and can man handle number 1 contenders like school boys bla bla bla it’s boring. It;s not fair I am going to cry now he is too good. Give me my ball I am going home. Losers hahahahaha keep hating it cheers me up.

Posted October 9, 2013 4:29 pm 


CurlyQ.Howard

Only after Povetkin’s rematch with Huck.

Posted October 9, 2013 4:24 pm 


eric

Redwood nothing like twisting the blame, povk… rushed in so klit… at no blame for holding 600 times and throwing povk to the canvas 3 or four times. Im not suprised to be honest. I mean look at the twisting and changing the subject and making statements like who’s going to pay klit… 17 million again for him to have a rematch( sedmen) lol thats a non issue, klit… lucky he got 17 million in the first place, everybody knows he wont get that again so why even say it, because he cant stick to the facts and has no agrument thats why. If klit.. or povk… got a broken hand or jaw and decided to keep fighting to the final bell is the fighters choice, it can effect the out come, maybe win maybe loose, thats part of the game, but a ref that allows a fighter to foul and cheat the whole fight is not a part of the game thats why theres so much buzz around this fight, but somehow those that have cryed like little b! Tches have all of a sudden changed their tune on for the sake of a weak argument.

Posted October 9, 2013 4:06 pm 


Anonymous

both bums.

Posted October 9, 2013 4:02 pm 


Demon

bum? Olympic gold medalist and number 1 contender and unbeaten pro before the fight is been called a bum by a internet warrior in his mammy’s basement. Have a nice life loser

Posted October 9, 2013 4:00 pm 


Anonymous

a rematch,this is getting beyond a joke.

Posted October 9, 2013 3:59 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Still more excuses for Wladdies poor performance? That’s hilarious, if he was as awesome as you think he is, he would have handled the so called bum with ease as Iron Mike , the Jinx, Walcott, Marciano, Holmes, Sanders, Puritty, Chris Byrd, Brewster, Foreman, Lennox, Arreola, Ali, Frazier, Liston, the Duke, Tua, well hopefully you get the picture, would have…

Posted October 9, 2013 3:57 pm 


Brazilian Boxing Fan to Redwood

I agree.

Posted October 9, 2013 3:49 pm 


Redwood

As horrible as Klitschko was, Povetkin deserves A TON of blame for how awful the fight was. He was constantly bullrushing in with his head lowered, usually not even while throwing any punches!!! Klitschko should have tried firing uppercuts at the onrushing Povetkin, but in lieu of that, his grabbing and holding was about the best way to deal with Povetkin’s awful tactics. And anyone who saw Povetkin vs Huck knows Povetkin did the EXACT SAME THING in that fight as well, even though Huck was the MUCH smaller man!!! Bottom line, the Klitschko vs Povetkin fight was more a referendum on Povetkin’s tactics than Klitschko’s, and based on that, Povetkin does NOT deserves a rematch!!!

Posted October 9, 2013 3:46 pm 


Ivan Jellical

David Price? People got toocarried away with him beating old used-up boxers like Matt Skelton and no-hopers llike Audley. If Fury can manage a win over Haye, a Wlad fight might be interesting. I would still pick Wlad big time, but Tyson would deserve a shot as much as anyone after Pulev.

Posted October 9, 2013 3:37 pm 


Anonymous

Someone said Boytsov. In top shape Boytsov will give ANYONE a bad night.

Posted October 9, 2013 3:30 pm 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

Wlad must next fight Pulev.

Posted October 9, 2013 3:17 pm 


TARK

The problem is if Wilder gets Povetkin out in 1…

That would mean he still hasn’t gone over 4 rounds.

Posted October 9, 2013 3:16 pm 


TARK

Povetkin should have to fight Wilder to get a rematch..,

If Wilder can stretch him in 5 to 8 rounds Wladimir has a real opponent.

Posted October 9, 2013 3:14 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

Povetkin can’t surely expect a rematch until he’s proved his worth again.

Posted October 9, 2013 2:59 pm 


BRUCE

BILLY MUSLIM BOY,STOP LEAVING YOUR LITTLE HAT OUTSIDE THE MOSQUE. ITS NOT GUY FAWKES NIGHT YET.

Posted October 9, 2013 2:54 pm 


Demon

I just made and ate a spaghetti bolognese. Off the charts it was. Gonna sit back and have a glass of red wine before I clean the kitchen. PHEW. You do 3 hours in the gym today and your allowed a little treat. Few biscuits in the kitchen with my name on them.

Posted October 9, 2013 2:47 pm 


BEARS

east side boxing fan or not im skipping the next old yank post. lol. this fight was way better than the ibragimov fight

Posted October 9, 2013 2:37 pm 


Anonymous

someone said that both men were throwing at least eight punches per round.

Posted October 9, 2013 2:33 pm 


GaryintheBronx

Three words: Andy Ruiz Jr.!!!!

Posted October 9, 2013 2:27 pm 


BEARS

let wlad fight pulev, fury, wilder, jennings, stieverne, helenius, they will get smoked and sredmond afro will be ablaze. max kellerman will squeak and utter his irrelevant views n opinions and make everyone miss larry merchant and say get this max guy outta here

Posted October 9, 2013 2:24 pm 


BEARS

i enjoyed the fight. povetkins legs got taken out then he got jacked up and beatdown. it will happen to everyone else wlad fights. all the resentful afro americans will just have fo continue resenting the FACT and struggling to come to terms with it

Posted October 9, 2013 2:18 pm 


Anonymous

the biggest joke fight in hw history,and still some people want to see it again. PRICELESS.

Posted October 9, 2013 2:13 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Related breaking news: “Actress Hayden Panettiere announced her engagement to Wladimir Klitschko.” — They broke up a couple years ago and quietly got back together. Wlad’s pretty private but Hayden loves talking about him. Confirmed swallower. No doubt he reams her to shreds.

Posted October 9, 2013 2:05 pm 


AssyrianGod

I think it takes a fighter who is both big and mobile to truly challenge either Wlad or Vitali, the only two I see right now are Fury and Pulev. Wilder has proven nothing other than he has power, but then Price showed that too, and look what happened when he tried to leap up too many levels at once.

Posted October 9, 2013 1:59 pm 


Pratt

Tark:…what do you think of Denis Boytsov who is #1 in WBO.

Posted October 9, 2013 1:58 pm 


Hidalgo

“There is 000000 BASIS for a rematch you guys don’t know boxing… That was a LOPSIDED”

SRedmond, your comments are looking mighty Boxtradamusishy. KNOW what I MEAN?

Posted October 9, 2013 1:52 pm 


Hidalgo

“Meanwhile we have to watch him grovel at Wlad crotch the whole fight. ”

That’s because Wlad kept trying to force Povetkin to give him a blowjob.

Posted October 9, 2013 1:50 pm 


knowall

There are 10 heavyweights who deserve a shot and will come close if not win with a properties ref

Posted October 9, 2013 1:49 pm 


Anonymous

“The Olympic gold medallist had to cope with Wladimir’s significant advantages in height, reach, weight and physical strength…”

Oh no Mr. Slater! Don’t say those things! Everyone knows Wlad wins his fights on pure skill alone!

Posted October 9, 2013 1:48 pm 


the voice of reason

Tark youre forgetting bermane stivernre man – thats a serious fighter right there who i would fancy above all others to topple either of the brothers. As a fighter myself, i know how incredibly tiring it is when a big man pulls your head down and leans on you – its amazing that povetkin went the distance – its a real testament to his own physical strength and conditioning – id like to see a rematch, cos obviously povetkin wont allow that to happen again

Posted October 9, 2013 1:27 pm 


PEEJ

He had a messed up pinky toe not a broken foot. At least that was what he reported and showed the picture of. He does not deserve a rematch.

Posted October 9, 2013 1:23 pm 


Lenin

He lost vs. a one-armed Vladimir Klitschko. The version using both hands would kill him.

Posted October 9, 2013 1:17 pm 


rod

God no one wants to see a rematch. No one!!! Nothing will change. What we want to see is wlad fight a good tall man. He has only fought 1 guys taller than him in all of his 64 pro fights and than was against a man with the mobility of a statue. How would wlad do against an athletic skilled heavy who can punch and can reach him??? That is the fight we want to see. David Price got exposed. Wilder is a joke at this stage. Fury is the only good tall heavy right now. Wlad still has the advantage but it would be an action packed fight where wlad will be forced to fight, not jab grab grab.

Posted October 9, 2013 1:10 pm 


TARK

David Haye will do better if he fights Wladimir again. With the broken foot David really couldn’t rip the right hand like he wanted. The man is lightning fast, super compact and strong for his weight, and is a great puncher. The Fury fight will give Haye a tremendous tuneup with a super big and tall mauler and brawler. By the time Haye gets Wladimir again Wlad will be 38. An age at which a lot of ATG Heavyweight Champions failed.

I see the unbeaten Kubrat Pulev giving Wladimir a strong challenge in what I believe will be Wladimir’s next fight. Pulev is very tall, very tough, and has a terrific punishing jab. Pulev has a long tight left hook which is a deceptive weapon. He flattened 305-pound Ustinov with it. Pulev goes 250 himself … and he takes a great punch.

If Fury manages to upset Haye, he’ll be a formidable opponent for Wladimir. Fury’s height, weight, and reach would be unprecentend for any Heavyweight Champion who can box and move. One thing Steve USS Cunningham has pointed out, “Fury has a tremendous inside game and body attack. Wladimir has never seen that from a big man.”

Deontay Wilder is a smashing puncher everybody fears. He can tear your head right off. He can’t get contenders like Arreola and Jennings into a ring with him. David Haye talked about Wilder’s “serious punching power.” Wilder definitely needs to corral a couple of top contenders who can give him 10 or 12 rounds of hard competition to round out his game, and test his endurance… So the strategy may be to have Deontay ready in 2 years … after Wladimir fights Pulev, Haye, and Fury.

Wladimir’s toughest and most talented opponents are lining up for him. He he takes care of these 4 guys at his age … that would definitely be unbelievable. He’ll go down as an ATG whether he accomplishes this or not … Most likely one of these guys will beat him.

Posted October 9, 2013 12:57 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Boring fight, the result was a wash-out loss for Povetkin, no rematch. He should’ve pressed the attack all 12 rounds then maybe someone would listen.

Posted October 9, 2013 12:55 pm 


Neil Groid

Lets rematch with the proper referee. I know, lets get Joe Cortez.

……………………..NOT…………………………………………

Posted October 9, 2013 12:32 pm 


Pratt

I would rather see Povetkin KO David Haye.

Posted October 9, 2013 12:26 pm 


PEEJ

Same thing will happen again. They would need a ref not scared to enforce the rules and if Povetkin still decides not to go to the body like he could of so many times in the first fight then he loses again. No need for a rematch. Same thing will happen

Posted October 9, 2013 12:24 pm 


Demon

Possible Wlad fights in the near future. Pulev is the main one for me. After that if Fury beats Haye I will like him to get knocked out next. Arreola if Wlad want to fight in America. I would never give Haye a rematch. He does not deserve it and if he wants it he will have to beat Fury, Pov and another top 10 guy. Maybe the guy who is waiting for Vitali. After that I can’t see anybody else in the mix just now.

Posted October 9, 2013 12:16 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

@Anonymous BRUCE!!thats bullsh@t coming from a BULLSH@TER!!

Posted October 9, 2013 12:13 pm 


eric

The ref allowed klitschko to cheat foul the entire fight, just based on that alone is good reason to have ea rematch in a diffrent venue with a fair and a fair and honest fer that inforces the rules, at least povk… thinks so. Look there is no doubt if wald wss not allowed to hump povk… face all nite the fight would have been a much diffrent fight, I dont know about the final outcome but the fight its self would have maybe even been fun to watch, klit… would have had to fight and povk would have been able to fight, neither happened in this fight because the ref not inforcing the rules and clincko cheating all nite. It would have bedn a completly diffrent fight otherwise and you cant argue at least that point.

Posted October 9, 2013 12:06 pm 


eric

I got great points but cant post yet sedrmon post 10 post in a row, sedmon owns thks site no doubt about it

Posted October 9, 2013 11:59 am 


The Truth

Please, no rematch. Not now, not ever. That fiasco was painful to watch. If I ever need to see a Russian statue, I’ll go to Red Square. No need to look at Clit-schko. If that big girl is so scared to get hit, maybe he could take up figure skating.

Posted October 9, 2013 11:59 am 


SREDMOND

There is 000000 BASIS for a rematch you guys don’t know boxing… That was a LOPSIDED fight even stripping away Klitschkos terrible tactics and spoiling… Rematches are for CLOSE fights, ACTION fights (Gatti/Ward) (Corrales/Castillo) or BAD controversies… Every loss does NOT warrant a redo… Povetkin showed that he is World Class but he and Wlad produced a TRAGIC outing where despite Wlads choices Povetkin found no appropriate response… That said this is OLD business and hopefully these articles about the DEAD HW division dry up for awhile…

Posted October 9, 2013 11:58 am 


eric

The ref allowed wald… to cheat the whole fight so in terms of justice for povk… alone that warrents a rematch. The fans should be alowed to witness a fight that has a ref that inforces the rules, which would have made the fight more fan friendly. If the ref would have put a stop to wald… cheating and fouling and stinking up the fight that means klitschklnwould have had tonfight other than hump povks face all nite and povk… when have bedn able to get his offence going, which would have produced a diffrent fight all togather. You cant agrue that if the ref did his job the fight would have been much diffrent and if you agrue that point well you just talking out your hind end.

Posted October 9, 2013 11:57 am 


SREDMOND

Wlad Klits is NOT gonna get another DUMB promoter to pay him 17 million in order to see him snooze all over another shorter fighters back…That guy must be kicking himself for thinking he was gonna see some really good boxing and action…The bottom of the barrel HW division just had one of the MOST if NOT the most discussed matchups in YEARS and look what happened? Same with Wlad and Haye!!! if Wlads in the ring with a guy who might get some hard leather on him you can bet he is gonna do anything to make it a dull fight… The man has to be penalized in the public eye because he is the BIGGER man by plenty!! if you see Goliath running from David you are gonna be much more DISGUSTED than vice versa….The only guy thats gonna make a good fight with Wlad is a real talent with some decent size or killer heart (scarce to non-existent) at HW…. You fools watch these contenders beat WEAK comp, NOT face eachother then they do this MASSIVE step up in class to fight Klitschko and lose badly… Its about one of these guys becoming a MONSTER below the Klit level then getting in the ring…

Posted October 9, 2013 11:55 am 


Alexander

The irony is I think with a ref that warns strictly and takes points off for holding I see Povetkin getting knocked out. It is obvious Wladimir has great affection for Povetkin and very much wanted to see him make it to the final bell and for Povetkin to be standing in front of his fellow country men at the end. With 30 seconds left in the 12th Povetkin’s hands are down and he is angled to Wlads right side completely open for a massive right hook by Wladimir, Wladimir eyes light up but than he kindly takes mercy and does not throw the punch. Wladimir will never be mean or as folks in UK or USA might say have “a killer instict.” Lennox Lewis was right Wladmir very much wanted Povetkin to go the distance.

Posted October 9, 2013 11:54 am 


eric

What some posters on her dont understand is the ref let klitscko foul the whole fight, just that alone is good reason for a rematch as far as povk… is concerend. What many fans and povk… supporters wonder is what would the true outcome be if infact klitschko wasent alowed to cheat the entire match. Some people see life thru a pipe, who knows maybe if klitschko diidnt clinch every 3 seconds and povk.. was alowed to fight and wlad… was forced to fight then maybe it would have been a pretty good fight, with a ko. If the ref did his job right theres no way anyone can say the fight would not have been a lot diffrdnt than what we witnessed, and if you do your just tryn to be agrumentive which warrents no comment.

Posted October 9, 2013 11:48 am 


Demon

I am sure Pov can improve if there was a rematch. I also believe Wlad would improve a lot also and blast him out within 3-4 rounds. Pov needs to fight and beat a top ten guy first and have his people give Wlad another 17 million and maybe he will get his wish. But I am not sure if he really wants a rematch. It was totally one sided and he lost every single round and was put down 4 times. Maybe they should let him have 2 tag team partners for the fight and they might have a slight chance to win the odd round.

Posted October 9, 2013 11:46 am 


Koolz

Povetkin he deserves one. With a proper Ref. This could be a great match if the Holding is brought down to nothing but normal clinching.

Posted October 9, 2013 11:34 am 


Alexander

The writer of this article brings up two names I also would like to see challenge the champion, Wilder and Fury. These young men are big strong and full of confidence. Smaller men like Povetkin can not get passed Wladimir’s jab and when they come barreling in they are not properly balanced to go to the body or land an uppper cut. The result are these akward looking clinches. Wilder and Fury could meet Wlad on his own terms and fight from the outside. Tony “Tiger” Thompson was able to do this and though he was not victorious in his first fight with the champion he gave Wladimir the closese thing Wlad has had to a challenge in years. I certainly do not put Fury or Wilder in Thompson’s skill cagetory but they are young and eager and physically match up to the champion Klitschko.

Posted October 9, 2013 11:29 am 


Old Yank

Rematch or not, I think a lot of boxing fans will skip the next Wlad bout because they are boxing fans.

Posted October 9, 2013 11:17 am 


murderman

@ mack – vlad vs wilder. Vlad vs pulev? What do u think?

Posted October 9, 2013 11:16 am 


huckster

pulev-wlad 2014

Posted October 9, 2013 11:11 am 


dwc

Now that Povetkin lost his 0 and saw that he could get in the ring with WK without being killed,he wants to do it again,another big payday.Bull…he showed nothing that he could win a rematch,and the fight stunk.Its time now for Povetkin to fight other guys like,Fury-Haye winner,Pulev,Helinus,Perez-Margo,winner,C.A.,Wilder,few others prehaps.Then after 3 top wins I would say he earned a rematch,but ofcourse the rematch would see the same result.

Posted October 9, 2013 11:09 am 


nemo

is there any top10-HW with some decent lateral movement? bowing is not lateral imho. Wlad didn’t look so fast in comparison to Povetkin, only Povetkin was always going straight into the fencepost.

Posted October 9, 2013 10:55 am 


SREDMOND

They don’t need a rematch inspite of his TRAGIC display its abundantly clear that Povetkin while World Class is not in Klitschkos league.. If he was gonna show some balls he should have slammed an elbow into Wlads face or bit his scrotum… Had Klits tried that with Holyfield or even Chisora he would have ended up in a Street Fight that he is ILL equipped to deal with… Time for Povetkin to go back to beating on the dregs in the HW division…

Posted October 9, 2013 10:52 am 


SREDMOND

The thought of these two in the ring again is giving me an anxiety attack! Wlad produced ANOTHER stinker that really does NOT prompt us to risk seeing the sport debased again vs Povetkin… I think we are gonna see MORE of this from Klits, he is getting older and the guy is steadily padding his resume and racking up some interesting “Stats”… Its not in his nature to risk a good fight and possibly have that FAR less than granite chin exposed to the dangers of a legit HW punch… I don’t advocate guys taking undue punishment but Klitschko the other night basically rewrote the rules of the game and did everything but put a saddle on Povetkins back and a BIT in his mouth in order not to get punched in the face… SAD state of affairs…

Posted October 9, 2013 10:46 am 


eric

When I was watching the fight thats what I was thinking, klit vs sultan but worse. Yes there should be a rematch because klit… cheated the whole fight and a rematch would only be fair to alexande. Im a fan and would like to see what the real outcome of the fight would be minus waldmir cheating the whole fight. All the huging and holding preventing alexander from getting off his shots and kept wald… from getting hit and getting hit is what ko s a guy and or wins a fight for his oppnet… if klitschko would have gotten a DQ, alexander would have won the fight, as far as im concerend alexander won. Im a klit fan and dont think klit.. shouldnt get more than his accomadations payed for and alexander get all the money generated for the bout. Free fight for the fans for ripping us off, you know the fight wont sell away.

Posted October 9, 2013 10:45 am 


LLdidthesamewithtyson

Whats all this klinch hate, lenox lewis used the same strategy with tyson. Go watch it, stewart trained both of these fighters. Wlad did not want to ko povetkin in russia. No rematch

Posted October 9, 2013 10:44 am 


knowall

Back of the que now. 10 legit guys in front ať least

Posted October 9, 2013 10:44 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

punch has the beat…

Posted October 9, 2013 10:32 am 


wutupdoe

Povetkin was paid to lose. Take your money and shut up forever.

Posted October 9, 2013 10:28 am 


Xavier

Povetkin is still viable in other big fights though, but where does he want to go? All roads lead back to Wlad and I wouldn’t give him much chance there. If Vitali retires, the WBC title could be an option, I suppose.

Posted October 9, 2013 10:22 am 


Xavier

Holy Mother of God, no rematch!! :)

Posted October 9, 2013 10:19 am 


Alltimegreat

No more small or short guys. Only fighters will height and power could have a chance.

Fury, Helenius, Pulev, Wilder

Get Valuev to come out of retirement and have him clinch and lean and hang on K.

Posted October 9, 2013 10:19 am 


Jimmy

Holy smokes please no rematch.. Why?

Posted October 9, 2013 10:14 am 


punch

Povetkin will get clinched out again in between giving the Octopus a live blowjob, now tell me who wants to see that? Count me out, please.

Posted October 9, 2013 10:14 am 


Robo

I want to see how Wlad would try to cope with Pulev who more or less uses the same strategy of grabbing and leaning. Also Pulev is not small at 6’4”1/2 and is heavier than Wlad so he won’t be thrown around like Wlad did with Povetkin…If Pulev cannot cope with Wlad I think that would mean that Wlad is darn invincible. Sorry, I like Fury but he is not in the same league – he is good at beating CWs.

Posted October 9, 2013 10:12 am 


Albeziel

A Wlad’s opponent syndrome, a rematch. Many boxers have tried and they always think they will do better in a rematch against Wlad. I have to add that the fight wasn’t a good one, too much holding down.

Can someone deny that the holding was excessive? Wlad is a very dominant fighter but definitely not too much fun to watch.

Posted October 9, 2013 10:09 am 


Alltimegreat

What about Helenius?

Posted October 9, 2013 10:06 am 


Jim Rich

The title of the article should be Alexander Pvetkin wants another pay day. Meanwhile we have to watch him grovel at Wlad crotch the whole fight. Povetkin lost every round and that doesn’t warrant a rematch. Povetkin was a olymipic gold medal champion it says, really, cause sure didn’t see it in this fight.

Posted October 9, 2013 10:02 am 


K2 Fan

A RE-MATCH ? Why ? What does Pov think he can do better next
time ? Get knocked down six or seven times ? What if Wlad were to use his RIGHT hand , this time ? Not only would Pov be bruised and broken ; he’d be dead !

Posted October 9, 2013 10:00 am 


Stefano

By looking at the picture you’ve seen the whole fight.

Posted October 9, 2013 10:00 am 


yung

Dear God no we have had enough of that no rematch! The ref should have been taking points along time ago it would have scared Wlad of holding and he would had to fight.

Posted October 9, 2013 9:55 am 


yung

Dear God no I think we have had enough of that no rematch!

Posted October 9, 2013 9:52 am 


Sir-Grab-A-Lot

As someone alluded to I thought I was watching a live reinactment of brokeback mountain they were in a clinch so much. Sorry Povetkin you have to earn another shot, you lost.

Posted October 9, 2013 9:51 am 


AssyrianGod

Give Fury a shot, Wilder has never even beaten a top 40 fighter and deserves no recognition until he steps it up.

Posted October 9, 2013 9:51 am 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

wilders a fart!!as is Anonymous Bruce!!the w,,,,

Posted October 9, 2013 9:49 am 


mack

I have to agree with Murderman. No one wants to see this fight again.
I’d like to see more of Povetkin, but not against Wladimir Klitschko. I’d watch Klitschko against some other contenders, but to revisit this fight is pointless.

Posted October 9, 2013 9:49 am 


Teri

I truly believe Wilder is a very dangerous opponent for Wlad. He is taller, longer reach, stays outside ,and has a really good right hand

Posted October 9, 2013 9:38 am 


no way

don’t put us thru a useless waste. Bring on fury. Wlad could have done away with povetkin in the earlier rounds and must have been told to carry him. Fury is tall and open to getting knockled out.

Posted October 9, 2013 9:29 am 


murderman

Nobody wants to see a rematch of that foolishness!

Posted October 9, 2013 9:24 am 



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