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Chagaev Admits Defeat, Lays His Praise on Povetkin

By Ruslan Chikov

Former world champion Ruslan Chagaev is not making any excuses about Saturday's unanimous decision loss to Alexander Povetkin in Germany. With the victory, Povetkin captured the WBA's vacant "regular" title at heavyweight. Chagaev did well in the fight, hurting Povetkin with hard left hands in the sixth and seventh rounds. Chagaev will rest, regroup and then he wants his promoter, Universum, to line up several dates. He wants to stay very active.

"Povetkin picked the right tactics and worked on them 100%. I'm not finished. Yes, in the sixth round Povetkin was hit, but he collected himself and put on a good defense. However, it was my fault. That's life. In life as in sports, you win and lose. Not everything works out the way that you want it to. But we are not going to give up, I need to keep working. I should have more fights, and I hope that my promoter will organize them. I need more practice in the ring to avoid downtime," Chagaev told Alexander Pavlov.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Grinderman on 08-28-2011

Chagaev would have won if he wasn't so rusty, but his timing was off. He still hurt Povetkin more than Povetkin hurt him. I was very impressed by Liakhovich, who came to fight and looked more like the guy who…

Comment by Grinderman on 08-28-2011

[QUOTE=karia2;11049553]Whats wrong with the heavy weight division, really!!! apart from the very few fit atheltic heavy weights, the rest are just overweight, awkward, unconditoned, sluggish Sumo wrestlers. The HW division is dead, with all these boring fighters. Klitchsko's are good,…

Comment by karia2 on 08-28-2011

Whats wrong with the heavy weight division, really!!! apart from the very few fit atheltic heavy weights, the rest are just overweight, awkward, unconditoned, sluggish Sumo wrestlers. The HW division is dead, with all these boring fighters. Klitchsko's are good,…

Comment by GoogleMe on 08-28-2011

Great fights last night, but I were not impressed - maybe just bad matchups, dunno - but I'm far from impressed-

Comment by Tiozzo on 08-28-2011

if Chagaev wasn't such a one-handed fighter, maybe he could be a force in the division, but aside of that left hook, he has nothing, not even a jab he was looking to land his left hook all night yesterday…

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