Lomachenko Sr: Povetkin Has More Tools Than Klitschko

By Luke Furman

Anatoly Lomachenko, the father and coach of two-time Olympic boxing champion Vasyl Lomachenko, believes WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin has more tools in his arsenal than WBA/IBO/IBF/WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko. Not only does he believe Povetkin has more tools, he also believes the boxer is more than capable of making it a real fight with Wladimir.

"[Povetkin] is a promising young fighter. Not everything has gone smoothly for him, but it happens. I think that Povetkin's time has yet to come," Lomachenko said.

"I think Povetkin is more diverse, a more versatile fighter. In my opinion, his arsenal is richer than the arsenal of Klitschko. Absolutely [he can compete with Wladimir], although he has less experience."

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 10-08-2012

Lomachenko Sr is right. He knows boxing and it's plain to see that Wlad has a limited skill set. That's not to say that Povetkin can beat him though. He's just not mentally stong enough.

Comment by hillbilly on 10-08-2012

[QUOTE=jhon123;12587475]wladimir has a glass chin, if you look at all his losses all of his opponents attacked him and thats why he got KTFO, over the last 7 years the quality of opposition has been so **** and whenever an…

Comment by Freedom. on 10-08-2012

[QUOTE=Medved;12587517][B]He must mean Hammers, Drills, Screwdrivers[/B], yea because Wlad can afford someone to fix his ****, Sasha doesnt have money for repairman so must fix his Lada by himself. Oh and Wlad bigger, stronger, smarter, better speed, better technique, more…

Comment by hillbilly on 10-08-2012

[QUOTE=WladimirK;12587329]I believe Klitschko had an off day with Sanders (RIP), but Povetkin doesn't bang like Sanders either. -- Povetkin doesn't have anything over Wlad really.[/QUOTE] I don't think Wlad had an "off day with Sanders." I think Sanders created a…

Comment by 1270 on 10-08-2012

[QUOTE=femi;12587402]I could see where your coming from with that assessment but why didn't he take the rematch with Sanders (RIP).. He let vitali handle his business avenging his 2nd round brutal KO loss.. I think wlad is a good heavy…

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