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Povetkin Being Trained By Tszyu For Rahman Defense

By Per Ake Persson

WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin was far from his best against Marco Huck earlier this year. He was in fact out of shape but the only explanation offered was that he had underestimated his opponent. I contacted his manager, Vlad Hryunov, to see how his training camp is going, and I was advised that all-time boxing great Kostya Tszyu is now training Povetkin.
 
It appears however that Alexander Zimin is still the head coach but is currently sidelined due to illness.
 
Povetkin, at least on paper, has an easy defense against faded ex-champ Hasim Rahman on July 14 in London - but if he doesn't show up in better shape than he did against Huck then any fight will be dangerous.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 06-16-2012

If Povetkin won't take his career serious with Tszyu lending his expertise then he has no chance at success so there should be a noticable diffrence

Comment by Ravens Fan on 06-16-2012

Rahman is no longer even the best heavyweight in the state of Maryland and he is fighting for a title belt??

Comment by Tobi.G on 06-16-2012

It will be interesting to see how much Rahman will weigh. But with a good training camp for Povetkin i dont see a chance for old, faded, sluggish and slow Rahman. If Povetkin comes in the same shape like against…

Comment by tripper on 06-16-2012

Hes actually training for this fight. I wouldnt bother as rahman is fat and rubbish

Comment by joe strong on 06-16-2012

he fought six tomato cans to get his ranking as high as WBA #3. when the WBA made their Chagaev\Povetkin fight for the interim title it jumped Rahman to the #1 spot & mandatory for the interim title fight winner.…

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