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 Last update:  10/2/2013       Read more by Gregory Stangrit         
   
Pirog: Povetkin Needs To Get Inside To Beat Klitschko
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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.

Tags: Wladimir Klitschko , Dmitry Pirog , Alexander Povetkin , Klitschko-Povetkin , Klitschko vs Povetkin



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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]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 tries to get close.[/QUOTE] Povetkin doesn't have the required condition...

comment by House of Stone, on 10-03-2013
[QUOTE=Tobi.G]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![/QUOTE] perhaps not in russia though? Maybe the ref will be all over him for that?

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

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