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.