beyond laughable.Posted May 30, 2014 3:33 pm
Povetkin won the fight, BUT Charr was pattettic. Povetkin B class fighter. No mach for Klit, Wilder would beat Pov.Posted May 30, 2014 3:13 pm
nice to see another plastic belt for the big men.Posted May 30, 2014 12:13 pm
Canelo never looked that soft and fat facedPosted May 30, 2014 11:51 am
For a second there I thought the guy in the picture was canelo alvarezPosted May 30, 2014 11:30 am
pov always looks soft and weak. he needs a strength trainerPosted May 30, 2014 11:24 am
GYM RAT…One more thing in the Huck fight many thought Huck a cruiser beat Povetkin…anyway it was very close.Now Huck also lost to Cunnigham who Fury beat and stopped…yet many people will say so what Cunnigham is really a cruiser…yet Fury did stop him.So really Huck should not have given Povetkin the fight of his life…I couldnt see Huck giving some guys like Pulev..Fury..Jennings..K-Bros…others that type of fight.Posted May 30, 2014 10:05 am
GYM RAT…Well here I go sir.Bryd is a small hvwt.Who was beat in his next fight after Povetkin by Shaun George who stopped Bryd 2rds before Povetkin,Bryd was small and on a downward spiral at the time.Boswell had a good record by beating guys like Manswell who got t.k.o. by Tor Hamer in one round.Chagaev is a 5ft 11in heavyweight who had a split dec over Ruiz and a M.D. over the big zombie Valuev who was also given a gift dec. over a 46yr old Holyfield…prehaps some of Povetkin better wins??Chambers is a solid boxer but again a small guy with limited power who beat guys like Rossy..Guinn..Brock..before losing to Povetkin,but then the same year Chambers went the distance with Cisse Salif a 23-11-2 fighter…maybe Chambers wasnt so hot that year,things slowing down.Then we see guys like Firtha going the distance with him..a guy Fury stopped.In 2008 Povetkin had 2 fights Chambers and Sykes in 2009 2 fights Leo Nolan and Jason Estrada…1 decent fight in 2 years this is when Povetkin was in his prime at 28 and 29 years old…kinda being protected for a gold medal winner,big amature background fighter.And today we see guys like Jennings..Pulev..Fury..few other,but he is fighting Charr…not a bad fighter but far from top shelf,again Im sure many others thought Povetkin would be in a different position then he is today when he first turned pro…Posted May 30, 2014 9:47 am
This should be an enjoyable fight for box fans. Two above average heavies that can fight. The Klits had no problem with either of these two which once again reveals just how great the brothers era has been.Posted May 30, 2014 8:30 am
Probably a decent match up , both Klitchko victims ! While Charr may be a decent fighter , against even an aging Vitaly , he was simply out of his league , as for the ” champion ” Povetkin , he was simply embarrassed by Wlad .Posted May 30, 2014 7:47 am
It’s going to be a close fight but the scorecards will tell a different story. We all know who’s going to win barring a TKO/KO which is unlikely imo.Posted May 30, 2014 6:21 am
this is hard to pick. charrs tuff and durable but alex has the better boxing skills.Posted May 29, 2014 5:26 am
Damn Canuck,welcome back. It is rare to find considered, intelligent and informed comment. Some amuse, most demonstrate their own ignorance or prejudice. Few are of consistent qualityPosted May 29, 2014 1:07 am
KL says.., “Glaskov isn’t a top draw fighter, and Jennings whilst may be getting a bit more interest in the US, not too many outside of the US are getting too excited about Jennings. He may well become a genuine top 10 fighter.”
There are both TOP-10 Heavyweights.. Glazkov is ranked 2 by the IBF and 10 by the WBC… Jennings is ranked 4 by the WBC and 7th by the WBA.
The fight would be a big deal because they’re both undefeated contenders and highly ranked.. Glazkov beat a recent title challenger impressively. Scott was undefeated in 34 fights when he failed to beat Glazkov.
With the Adamek win Glazkov is bigger than ever… He would still be the underdog to Jennings—who many consider the top American heavyweight.
Like I said, the fight would be a big deal. Everyone would want to see it… It would draw worldwide interest because they both have great stories… I have no idea why great fights like this aren’t made.Posted May 28, 2014 7:32 pm
Also beat Larry Donald early in his career. Would you like to elaborate further how povetkin has been a “protected fighter”?Posted May 28, 2014 6:44 pm
dwc, you call facing the likes of Chambers, Byrd, Huck, Chagaev protected?? Hell even Boswell wasn’t that bad.Posted May 28, 2014 6:40 pm
Tark, Glaskov isn’t a top draw fighter, and Jennings whilst may be getting a bit more interest in the US…….not too many outside of the US are getting too excited about Jennings…….he may well become a genuine top 10 fighter……..but a genuine world beater I somehow doubt.
Sean ph…What I mean is this,Povetkin got a shot at the champ when he was 33 or 34yrs old.Meanwhile before that he was moved very carefull,to carefull.Plus Povetkin was a elite amature..gold medal winner,solid amature background.But after turning pro he was moved like he barely had a amature career,never ready for the bigger fights…untill recently when he got his title shot at 33 or 34.Overall coming from his type of background he was pretty much protected as a pro…and now at 34 he dosent have the career many Im sure thought he would have.Lots of fighters can be protected untill they land that title shot…Wilder might be the perfect example of this too.Posted May 28, 2014 4:23 pm
povetkin must fight and defeat wilderPosted May 28, 2014 4:00 pm
KL says.., “At this stage a Jennings vs Glaskov would NOT be a big deal.”
Not to you… To everyone else it would be.
I’m damned sure every boxer I know would be watching. It’s a damned interesting matchup that you don’t see often. It sure as HELL beats Stiverne-Arreola—two slow pokes who can’t box worth a nickle.
And that lackluster match drew the biggest ESPN TV audience in 10 years. HUGE.Posted May 28, 2014 3:53 pm
This should be an interesting fight. Povetkin should win it.Posted May 28, 2014 3:32 pm
“Jennings vs Glazkov would be a big deal”- Tark
Whilst Jennings has good skills, he’s too small to be competitive amongst the physically larger and stronger boxers in the division and Jennings hasn’t exactly beaten anyone of note ………and I didn’t rate Artur Szpilka especially after he struggled and was decked in both fights against journeyman Mike Mollo.
sean p h
Dwc. Protected from the champion of the world wladimir klitschko?Posted May 28, 2014 12:24 pm
Povetkin is overrated…and Charr abit underrated.However Povetkin is enough higher on the overall skill meter.But Povetkin been a protected baby in his career abit soft in body and mind…where Charr is the real tough guy here,the warrior.Thats what makes this fight interesting the groomed protected primadonna,with a certain skill level,or the street tough wildman…Posted May 28, 2014 11:07 am
This is a tough one to pick. Charr is better than many think he is and Povetkin is not as good as many including me thought he would be.I still think Povetkin has better skills and with the possibility of Russian home cooking I lean towards a decision win for Alex but it is really almost a 50-50 fight.Posted May 28, 2014 10:08 am
CHARR wins by KO inside 9 rounds. He will be behind on scorecards in crooked Russia before landing combinations to take Pov out.Posted May 28, 2014 8:02 am
A big weekend for heavyweight boxing! Some interesting matches.
Francesco Pianeta vs Mickael Vieira
Alexander Povetkin vs Manuel Charr
Anthony Joshua vs Matt Legg
Joseph Chingangu vs Francis Zulu
Marcin Rekowski vs Albert Sosnowski
Herve Hubeaux vs Tibor Balogh
Zhang Junlong vs Kotatsu TakeharaPosted May 28, 2014 4:44 am
@sean p h they just couldn’t pull that trick because the fight was a complete mismatch. Try again, Russia is infamous for home cooking, does Holyfield vs Valuev ring a bell?Posted May 28, 2014 2:48 am
+ I think the main reason for doing all the con work is to again build up Russia’s only decent HW in Povetkin after an utterly embarrasing loss to an Ukranian, from nationalist point of view. They’re very xenophobic and communists probably ate their nails clean off after the Pov-Wlad results, to lose to a satellite-stateman from a country they intentionally starved with a genocide in 1932-33. Russians still feel proud of this genocide done on Ukraine brutally killing millions and still love to rape the same country today so it’s unthinkable and outright unacceptible for them that an Ukrainian comes and beats the best Russian man.Posted May 28, 2014 2:33 am
In case it goes to distance I smell a robbery too. It’s Russia afterall, very corrupt dishonest officials and greedy powerful businessmen/promoters see it done in the “Russian way” – cheat and not even feel guilty for it.
Wlad had to use extreme measures (his own drink, food, hotel, driver, guards etc) in Moscow, I’m sure Charr doesn’t have enough Russian Roublee in his pocket to afford his own safety island around him, making him very prone for highly developed Russian cheating.Posted May 28, 2014 2:24 am
This is a good enough replacement fight for the one that got cancelled, Jennings vs. Perez. That one got cancelled, and this one got announced, both early in May. I like that Pov and Charr didn’t waste any time–no scheduling 4 months out. Charr especially deserves credit for fighting Pov one month after Kevin Johnson, that’s a workrate a fighter from the 70s would be proud of.Posted May 28, 2014 1:55 am
Bill Patrice Jones says.., “This is the fight the world has been waiting for.” WTF?
This fight is no big deal Jones. Glazkov probably beats these guys.
Stiverne vs Wilder would be a big deal… Fury-Pulev would be a big deal… Jennings vs Glazkov would be a big deal…
Lots of heavyweight fights would be big deals… but not this one isn’t.Posted May 28, 2014 1:31 am
Bill Patrice Jones
This is the fight the world has been waiting for. Manuel Charr is so misunderstood. I think when people ask me about Charr I canonly say one thing ‘men honored him, an empire feared him, a nation worshiped him.’ Charr by devastating KOPosted May 28, 2014 1:14 am
sean p h
Punch. Like when wlad fought povetkin in russia and wlad got a ud?Posted May 28, 2014 12:47 am
@Boxtra couldn’t have agreed more. I smell a Russian gut-wrenching, home cooking decision.Posted May 28, 2014 12:41 am
sean patrick harrington
povetkin got the work rate and the chin. Is this fight hbo showtime espn?Posted May 27, 2014 11:45 pm
pov should take this one. Good matchupPosted May 27, 2014 11:15 pm
sean p h
Dont matter. DamnPosted May 27, 2014 10:57 pm
sean p h
Wlad beat the shyt out of povetkin. But might beat charr. Dont cause no ones beating wladPosted May 27, 2014 10:56 pm
After watching Povetkin struggle against Huck, Im giving Charr a good chance here.Posted May 27, 2014 10:55 pm
sean p h
Shremond go pick some cotton. LolPosted May 27, 2014 10:19 pm
sean p h
Like he did against wlad? Wlad best at heavy knocks brothers out for fun.Posted May 27, 2014 10:17 pm
POVETKIN wins by RUSSIAN robbery im a fight he gets Out-hustled on the cards!!!Posted May 27, 2014 9:55 pm
Good fight,but short notice for both boxers, be interesting to see what happens in later rounds. Seen Pov wear out as fights go on with proper training. If Pov is in shape he takes it with his greater skills.Posted May 27, 2014 8:20 pm
This is going to be a great fight. I think Povetkin is going to shine and silence his critics. Only an idiot would consider Povetkin or Charr as gatekeepers like someone said below.Posted May 27, 2014 7:52 pm
Good match up.
Going with Povetkin as he is generally more skilled, and of course at home.
When did Charr fight Wlad? Vitali got his shady dr to stop that one and slunked off and retired.Posted May 27, 2014 7:33 pm
A decent heavyweight contest between two decent fighters who both have had title shots without troubling Wlad. Sure, they aren’t true top level but at least they are fighting reasonably decent competition….unlike..ummmm…WilderPosted May 27, 2014 6:56 pm
both are poor gatekeepers.Posted May 27, 2014 6:31 pm
Vlad the Impaler
Sasha knocks him out. No doubt.Posted May 27, 2014 6:11 pm
charrPosted May 27, 2014 5:39 pm
Aint nobody dun wanna b watchin no damn crackas bwoiPosted May 27, 2014 5:13 pm
Who ate all the pies?Posted May 27, 2014 5:12 pm
povetkin vs. wilder, make the fightPosted May 27, 2014 3:55 pm
weak fight…Posted May 27, 2014 3:29 pm
Typo…….I meant Piechucker not Pieceworker!Posted May 27, 2014 3:19 pm
Pieceworker, Charr is not the best boxer, but he isn’t awful.
Both Klitschko victims, brutalised by true quality. Both crap.Posted May 27, 2014 3:17 pm
oh no not again.Posted May 27, 2014 2:39 pm
charr is an awful boxer. sasha by KO inside 4Posted May 27, 2014 2:06 pm