Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Alexander Povetkin Knocks Cedric Boswell Out in Eight

By Alexey Sukachev

Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland - Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16KOs) retained his WBA "regular" heavyweight title for the first time with an eight round knockout over veteran Cedric Boswell (35-2, 26KOs). Boswell was rocked by a few punches in the sixth but survived. Boswell took more punishment in the seventh. He was punished in the eight with a big combination of punches that dropped him for the full count. Boswell made it up for a moment, after the count was over, and went down again.

Both fighters were rather measured at the start and boxed from the outside but the American put his feet on gas and moved backwards. Boswell waited too long for Povetkin to get off with his punches and rarely countered him. Instead, Boswell was more willing to stay out of the danger zone. When he tried to trade punches with Povetkin, he was always on the losing end. The Russian champions took the middle rounds by being the more consistent of the two.

In the fifth, Povetkin, 32, appeared to take a round off, but Boswell, however, didn't do anything to deliver any heat to the Russian and the champion slowly regained his full composure. The American, on the other hand, began to show the wear and tear of taking Povetkin's punches, especially the champion's crisp left hooks. Boswell's legs were starting to wobble a bit, and he was rather rocky until the end of round seven.

Sensing Boswell was ready to go, Povetkin engaged and threw punches with fascinating determination in the eight. Finally, with several seconds remaining, Povetkin cornered Boswell and landed a violent barrage of blows and finished with a huge right hand to the jaw. Boswell went down hard and was counted out by Italian referee Guiseppe Quartarone. Official time of stoppage was 2:58 of the eighth.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Steak on 12-07-2011

[QUOTE=Hayemaker777;11528233]Dwyer said Boswell is the real deal. [/QUOTE] damn, what an idiot. Boswell was never that impressive, even before he reached his 40s.

Comment by MASTERFUL on 12-07-2011

[QUOTE=Die Antwoord;11518243]Theres actually a ton to like about Povetkin as a fighter. The sad thing is his management. Look he can't beat a Klitchko, I don't see it unless they slow down a ton, but he needs to get in…

Comment by Goodfella12 on 12-07-2011

[QUOTE=Steak;11517790]:rofl: youve got to be kidding me, I cant imagine a single person thinking that Boswell could have pulled off the upset. I certainly never heard anyone mention it. No one in their right mind could think a 42 year…

Comment by Goodfella12 on 12-06-2011

Haye vs Povetkin would be a great fight.

Comment by Ravens Fan on 12-05-2011

[QUOTE=TaurusJ27;11518377]Boswell was already done at the end of the 7th round.[/QUOTE] Boswell was done ten years ago. Simply because he's not a very good fighter.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (32)
Top Headlines Jordan Thompson Inks Frank Warren Deal Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis Finalized For April 1 Showdown Groves' Trainer Talks DeGale vs. Jack, Status of Chudinov Fight CBS to Air Garcia-Thurman; Announcement at Press Conference Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Ready For Nordic Fight Night Bouts Michael Conlan vs. Tim Ibarra Ticket Information Billy Joe Saunders Links Up With Adam Booth After Tibbs Split Manny Pacquiao's Career Could Extend Beyond 2017, Says Arum Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder is a Fraud; Highly Doubt He Fights Me Broner: Fighting Spence Would Be "Foolish" for Crawford's Career Daily Bread Mailbag: Golovkin-Jacobs, Canelo-Chavez, More Lawrence Okolie Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Jamie Cox: I Would Beat Eubank Jr. and Quinlan in The Same Night! Farrell Hungry To Produce Champions, Excited for McCrory Link Up Chisora To Whyte: Forget Wilder, You Need To Face Me Again J. Mayweather No Longer Convinced That Golovkin Beats Canelo Veteran Judge: Horn Has No Real Talent, Pacquiao By KO in 3 To 4 Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis, WBC Title, in Play For April 1 Adam Lopez: I Have Everything it Takes To Get My Shot Marquez: Chavez Jr. Must First Defeat The Weight, Then Canelo Arum Provides Update on Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Event Photos: Michael Conlan Hits New York City For MSG Presser Golovkin vs. Jacobs: Ryan Martin Eyed For The Undercard Nate Diaz Expected To Receive Boxing License, Heading To TMT? Loeffler: Insurance is a Non-Issue For Golovkin vs. Jacobs Miller on Luis Ortiz: I'll Beat Brakes Off That Old Motherf***er! Photos: Carl Frampton Putting in Work For Leo Santa Cruz Rematch Gervonta Davis: Pedraza Needs to Stop Making Excuses for Loss Espinoza Will Discuss Garcia-Thurman Winner With Mayweather Chocolatito, Sor Rungvisai Will Look To Steal The Show at MSG Parker's Promoter: Talks With Haymon For Wilder Bout Went Well Robbie Davies Jr: I Want To Get Past Szabo, Step Up To Next Level Michael Conlan Has Debut Opponent Confirmed For March 17 Boy Jones Jr-Craig Poxton, Southern Area 130lb Belt on Feb. 24 Rigondeaux's Trainer Wants Lomachenko Fight at Catch-Weight Lipinets Awaiting Mandatory Shot at Burns vs. Indongo Winner Lara Willing to Face Jermell Charlo Next in Unification Fight Stevenson: Andre Ward Wants To Milk His Titles Before Facing Me Sam Eggington Embraces Idea of Facing Paulie Malignaggi in NY Julius Indongo, Ricky Burns Expect Fireworks in Glasgow
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement