Advertisement
Advertisement

Pirog: Povetkin Needs To Get Inside To Beat Klitschko

By Gregory Stangrit

Former world middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog has broken down Saturday's fight between Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51KOs), the WBO/IBO/IBF/WBA heavuweight champion, and unbeaten mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18KOs). A massive crowd is expected at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

"It will be very difficult for Alexander if he can not box at a comfortable distance. The length of Klitschko's arms allows him to keep his opponents at bay and that prevents them from getting close to him. But if Alexander will be able to break the distance, then he will have many chances to win. At a distance, Wladimir is certainly the preferable choice [to win]," Pirog said.

Gregory Stangrit covers boxing for Allboxing.ru.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MDPopescu on 10-03-2013

Povetkin gave up weight -- he's 224 lbs... Wlad is 245 lbs... Plus his long jabs and straight rights...

Comment by MDPopescu on 10-03-2013

[QUOTE=Cuban Linx;13802013]Pirog is correct. You have to get inside on Klitschko but the problem is that getting inside is very difficult. Povetkin has no head movement as well, so he's going to be eating a stiff jab every time he…

Comment by Daddy T on 10-03-2013

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;13804786]The problem is if you get inside with Wlad, he will lean on you and clinch to his fullest potential so you aint doing nothing. [B]Wlad always gets away with that dirty bullcrap.[/B] Its a disgrace![/QUOTE] perhaps not in russia…

Comment by Tobi.G on 10-03-2013

The problem is if you get inside with Wlad, he will lean on you and clinch to his fullest potential so you aint doing nothing. Wlad always gets away with that dirty bullcrap. Its a disgrace!

Comment by Foreign Soil on 10-02-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;13803053]"Former world middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog has broken down" Article could have ended there and been accurate.[/QUOTE] Very accurate.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (18)
Top Headlines Crawford: Postol Did NOT Want To Fight or Exchange, He Ran Video: Viktor Postol Explains His Defeat To Terence Crawford Ryota Murata Wants Billy Joe Saunders Title Shot Delvin Rodriguez Gets Close Decision Over Shawn Cameron Tim Bradley on Amir Khan's MMA Move - "He's a Clown!" Video: Terence Crawford Talks Postol Victory, Strategy, More Roach: Crawford's Speed Was Too Much, We Needed a KO Jessie Vargas, Jose Benavidez Trade Words - Fight Looming? Brandon Figueroa Admits Sluggish Performance, Plans Brief Rest Video: Nonito Doniare on Pacquiao-Crawford, Postol, More Video: Sulaiman on Crawford, Amir Khan, Chocolatito, Wilder Video: Tim Bradley on Pacquiao-Crawford, Coming Back, More Marcos Maidana Noncommittal on Ring Return Photos: Oscar Valdez Demolishes Rueda For First World Title Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Joe Smith Jr. WBC Eliminator in Play Photos: Crawford Dominates Postol To Unify - HUGE Gallery Postol: I Tried To Make an Exciting Fight, Crawford Was Running Anthony Mundine vs. Danny Green Rematch Inching Closer Photos: Marcos Maidana Resurfaces in The United States Crawford: Yuriorkis Gamboa is Still The Toughest Fight I've Had Terence Crawford: Manny Pacquiao Must Fight Me at 140! Roach Likes The Idea of Pacquiao vs. Crawford, at 140-Pounds Crawford Trainer: We Weren't on Roach's Level? Freddie Who? Crawford: I Hurt Postol With Every Solid Shot That Connected Terence Crawford Drops, Dominates Postol To Unify Titles Crawford vs. Postol LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oscar Valdez Crushes Rueda in Two, Wins WBO Title Jose Benavidez Decisions Francisco Santana in Bruising Bout Gvozdyk Gets Off The Floor To Stop Karpency in Six Maidana Breaks Down Maysonet In Six Rounds Ryota Murata Demolishes Comanche Boy in One Round Roach Admits Confusion in Golovkin-Ward Comments Fabian Maidana Aims To Emerge From Marcos' Shadow Lenny Zappavigna Stops Ik Yang in Six Rounds Video: Jose Benavidez Pumped For Santana Showdown Salido: They Have To Pay Me A lot For Lomachenko, Vargas! Crawford vs. Postol LIVE Results From Las Vegas Roach: Brook Has NO Shot To Beat Gennady Golovkin Video: David Benavidez Discusses His Future, Return, More Video: Francisco Santana Ready For War With Benavidez
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement