Ex-champ Povetkin defeats Hughie Fury

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Former WBA world champion Alexander Povetkin (35-2, 24 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Hughie Fury (23-3, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the 02 Arena in London.
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Povetkin, who turns 40 in two days, pressed the action and won 117-111 on all three cards. As has been his problem in previous losses, the cousin of Tyson Fury was too defensive.



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  • Deserved win for Povetkin – he was stalking Hughie for most of the fight, landing the by far more meaningful punches. At least for me, a textbook UD.

    Hughie lost all his big fights, so he will have a lot of thinking to do.

    Povetkin still has more left in the tank than I expected but time will run out for him. He already lost to AJ, and I am not sure he will get a shot at Wilder, Fury or Ruiz within the next year.

  • Povetkin is far too skilled, The English Boxing commission Im sure had some stipulations in the contract to make that big stiff Fury look good. Bring on Julius Long!

  • It would have been nice if Povetkin could have KO’d Fury then called out Tyson, that would still be a good fight he should call him out get a big payday.

    • Fury will be busy with Wilder and vice versa. At best, Povetkin can call out the loser of Ruiz – AJ, but even that’s an unlikely fight for him to get. A Povetkin – Pulev fight would be good, but I doubt that Pulev is interested in that fight. Povetkin is 40 – he lost out on some huge fights by taking PEDs. He really defeated himself.

  • Fury should retire, he fights scared, doesn’t want to get hit. Hard to call anyone that is brave enough to get in the ring a “Bum”, but he’s close. He chose the wrong profession. Track and field pays well……….

    • Come on, man….that was to be expected. Loma always takes time to warm up. He has no problem so far and he will get stronger as the fight goes on – that’s Loma.

      • @stonefree, I agree. I just didnt expect that 1st round. Its still actually knotted up on Ward’s card after 6

        • campbell is hanging in tough. i have it 6:3 rounds in favor of loma but it would be a huge risk for loma if this fight goes to the score cards. i assume he knows that and will try to ko campbell in the last rounds. i hope so at least :))

          • @stonefree, loma is coming on now.. I gotta give Campbell credit. Loma doesn’t want to let it be close in Campbell’s back yard. I agree, he needs to go for the close. The knockdown will help

          • @ Caligula: Yeah, it was a clear win, no doubt.

            If the judges want to be corrupt, they will invite a global shit storm :))

  • That’s fine no big deal , one ped cheet beats an overrated fighter know only for his name, but please don’t give this has been a title shot , let him fight Fred oquendo or bring Shannon Briggs back or something but povetkin has earned nothing he’s a bum

  • I saw this coming because Sasha looked renewed and realized his career was over with a loss to Hughie. Even
    a 90% Pov is too good for nephew Fury.

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