Alexander Povetkin: One Fury down, one to go!

Following his dominant 12-round decision this past Saturday over Hughie Fury, Alexander Povetkin has set his sights on Hughie’s cousin Tyson Fury.

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“I’m very happy with my performance, we worked very hard in training camp and I was able to control the fight with my aggression,” said Povetkin. “[Tyson Fury’s] talked a great deal about me turning down offers to fight him this year which were never sent. He speaks of wanting to fight in England before the end of the year. This is a perfect plan for me. I’d be happy to return to fight in front of these great boxing fans and prove to them and the rest of the world that I can beat Tyson Fury.”

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  • Povetkin vs. Tyson Fury is not a mismatch, Fury vs. Otto Wallin is, as it was vs. Tom Schwarz. Fury seems is trying to avoid stiff competition before his meeting with Wilder. Kubrat Pulev said almost the same that Povetkin is saying. Regardless what they say, I would never put my money on them if one day Fury fights either one.They are just good opponents for the elite guys, no more than that

    • I don’t entirely disagree. However, while Povetkin clearly has the better resume, I think I’d rather see Wallin. We know who (drug cheat) and what (well past his prime) Povetkin is, but we can’t say the same about Wallin.

  • I’m sorry did anyone think Povetkin’s win over Hughie was “dominant”? Forget the scores, Povetkin just stunk less. Said as a Jedi, “this is not the contender you’re looking for.”

  • Povetkin is still legitimate top 5,but he is without options at the moment.He turned 40 today and with current situation in HW division he is unlikely to get a new title shot before 43rd birthday.Maybe one more fight before hanging up the gloves.

  • Alexander has 0 chances to win against Tyson. A good payday for him, but me personally disagree to see such end of career for him

  • At this point I would love Alexander vs Fury. Been very disappointed in Fury’s selection of opponents lately.

  • Sasha will never get a shot at Fury. I would actually like to see Povetkin fight Pulev for that mandatory spot with the IBF if Pulev is down for that. Loser retires.

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