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Alexander Povetkin Destroys Hasim Rahman in Two

By Alexey Sukachev

Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Hamburg, Germany - Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17KOs) stopped former two-time beltholder and mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman (50-8-2, 41KOs) in two rounds of action to retain the WBA "regular" heavyweight championship.

After a slow first round, Povetkin let his hands go in the second round and gave Rahman a beating. As expected, Rahman was quickly wobbled and took a beating against the ropes as Povetkin put together combinations and unleashed punishment. Rahman was using the ropes to keep himself up and the referee gave Rahman every possible opportunity to get himself out of trouble. After a few more landed shots, the ref jumped in and stopped the fight - as Rahman's corner appeared to be on steps with the towel in hand.

Rahman, at this point, has nothing left in the tank and he should really consider retirement. The WBA forced this mismatch and Povetkin should not be placed at fault as he was threatened by the sanctioning body to meet his mandatory obligation.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 09-30-2012

i'm a big rahman fan but that was pathetic. he was fat, slow & showed up for a paycheck & nothing more. he cashed out for the last time i hope. he got 250000 to step aside for boswell &…

Comment by The Surgeon on 09-30-2012

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H80WEIbvMQ4&feature=player_detailpage[/url]

Comment by The Surgeon on 09-30-2012

All i can say is - So what? :gives: Things would be pretty shocking if he couldn't beat up a fat old man like that, who was completely shot, painfully slow and had no knees! Dude barely made it down…

Comment by yoz on 09-30-2012

Bet Rahman fights Holyfield next... On a serious note, i'd like to see him matched-up against Pulev or Haye. The former would be competitive; the latter brutal.

Comment by joe strong on 09-30-2012

i guess i got to let go of the 90s era...lol! i gave rahman a 50% chance of winning....

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