By Gregory Stangrit
Former world middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog of Russia was shaking his head at the lackluster fight between WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin. This past Saturday night at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Klitschko won a very wide twelve round decision over Povetkin. But the fight had a lot of clinching and rough tactics on the part of Wladimir, who even lost a point for shoving Povetkin to the floor. Pirog personally attended the match.
"I paid good money to sit in the arena, but I received no pleasure from it. Alexander Povetkin did everything he could, but Klitschko did not fight in manner to display a beautiful fight, he fought just to get the result. Perhaps it was the fact that Povetkin could not oppose him on a serious level. Yet the behavior of Klitschko in the ring...........like other fans I just don't understand it. It was no coincidence that he was booed during his [post-fight] speech," Pirog said.
Gregory Stangrit covers boxing for Allboxing.ru