Povetkin Grabs Gavern To Be a Huck Clone in Sparring

By Luke Furman

WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16 KOs) has retained the services of Jason Gavern (21-9-4, 10 KOs) as a key sparring partner for the upcoming defense on February 25 against WBO cruiserweight king Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs). Povetkin's team believe Gavern can imitate the style of Huck quite well, including some rule-bending tactics inside the ring. The two of them should start sparring very soon in Povetkin's camp in Russia, where Gavern has already arrived.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 01-21-2012

[QUOTE=Jim Jeffries;11691778]I'm still trying to figure out what exactly Teddy did for Povetkin, besides waste a couple years of his prime and cut his punch output by half.[/QUOTE] Well, in his last fight against Boswell Povetkin was verry sharp and…

Comment by golota1337 on 01-21-2012

very low clone :)

Comment by joe strong on 01-21-2012

gavern will give him good sparring & he gets to see russia...

Comment by Jim Jeffries on 01-20-2012

I'm still trying to figure out what exactly Teddy did for Povetkin, besides waste a couple years of his prime and cut his punch output by half.

Comment by Ubermensch on 01-20-2012

Too bad Teddy ain't gonna be there, eh?

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