Saturday, 5 October 2013

Wladimir Klitscho Humiliates Russian Alexander Povetkin.

Heavyweight boxing title holder Wladimir Klitschko poses behind his belts during a news conference (Reuters)

What seemed to be a bout that would make boxing fans stay on their toes, turned out to be a night of bashing, thrashing and Flawless victory as Wladimir Klitschko defended his WBA,IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles over Alexander Povetkin by unanimous decision.

Although it was a battle of two eastern europe boxing heavyweight's; Russian Alexander Povetkin, who remained unbeaten before the fight,was put down on three occasions in the seventh round and never really troubled the champion.

The three judges who sat scored the bout 119-104 all in favour of 37-year-old Klitschko.

Klitschko has made 15 defences in his second spell as champion and has won 61 of his 64 professional fights.

Klitschko quickly established his dominance by putting Povetkin down with a short left towards the end of the season round;with jabs working well,challenger povetkin struggled to get close and was never able to build any form of momentum.

Klitschko then produced a fiery onslaught in the seventh,sending the Russian to the canvas three times,although he looked to have pushed Povetkin over two of those.

Seemingly content to coast through the rest of the fight,Klitschko was docked a point for once again throwing Povetkin to the ground in the 11th round.

Povetkin continued to battle,after the final bell,but Klitschko never looked in doubt to retain his Unified belt; A case of Flawless Victory for the Ukrainian.

Klitschko still had a word of consolation for the defeated;

"That was a tough bit of work, he's a real fighter,"

"I kept landing the punches, but he stayed in there.

"I believe it was a deserved win, but I think I can improve still."

Povektin on the other hand had words of motivation for himself:

"I will train harder and become stronger," he said. "Sometimes it did not work what I wanted to do. I put everything in out there.

"I never give up. I fight until the very end. Klitschko was stronger, he is the best in the world at the moment."

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