Originally Posted by joe strong
povetkin took huck lightly & didnt train hard enough. atlas had nothing to do with it.i think atlas was 8-0 with 2 interim title wins as trainer. he stops working with atlas he shows up out of shape & got a gift. your hatred for atlas overwhelms you sometimes.
Teddy was only in his corner for a few fights against clubfighters, plus a faded Chagaev and old Boswell.
Povetkin has declined from working with Teddy, like Grant, Moorer and many others before him have.
Before Teddy, Povetkin looked better against some top HW contenders like Chambers and some decent younger journeymen like Estrada, as well as veterans Donald and Byrd.