Advertisement
Advertisement

Povetkin on Klitschko Loss, Knockdowns, The Future

By Alexey Sukachev

Following his fight against the reigning king of the heavyweights Wladimir Klitschko and his first career loss, Alexander Povetkin (now 26-1, 18 KOs) and his promoter Andrey Ryabinskiy staged a small presser at the Moscow Mortgage Center’s (MIC) headquarters on Wednesday. Here are the most interesting excerpts:

Povetkin about Stacey McKinley: “I have worked with Stacey for more than a month. He gave me something. There were interesting moments in the training, new combinations were learned.

Stacey led the corner while Alexander Zimin was unable to give any advice. But truly said, I think it’s better to train under the tutelage of a local coach, just because it is too difficult to communicate over interpreter between the rounds”.

Povetkin about his perception of the fight: “Wladimir overcame me technically. But I have never given up physically or mentally. At the moment, Klitschko is better than me but I wish to make correct any conclusions about the fight, and to improve my game – tactically, at the very first place. Wladimir’s punches, his jabs, his right hand are surely hard. But he isn’t an extraterrestrial force. He can be boxed against, and he can be defeated. I’ll do my best to get back to the spot I was and to get within the same ring with him”.

Povetkin about knockdowns: “There were no legal knockdowns in the seventh round. I was pushed and wrestled down by Wladimir in the seventh. I don’t think those falls should have been rules as legitimate knockdowns. The only time I was truly down was after Wladimir’s perfect shot to my whiskers in the second”.

Povetkin about his future plans: “I’ll review the tape later. I’m staying here in Russia, and I don’t intend to rest. I want to do something. I shall help children. I’ll also assist Denis Lebedev in his preparations. I hope he will get his next fight soon.

Andrey (Ryabinskiy) plans and stages only huge fights, huge events, and I hope to get back to Wladimir pretty soon. Right now I’m a part of Sauerland Event. When my agreement finishes at the end of 2013, I’ll discuss my future with Mr. Ryabinskiy”.

Ryabinskiy about referee Luis Pabon: “He did worse than your average referee. He did really bad in the fight. But we don’t want to form any petitions, to appeal the decision. Wladimir was plain better on Saturday than Alexander. It’s out internal problems, which should be resolved within Team Povetkin. Complaints over the decision smell bad at the moment. And we don’t want to smell bad at all”.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by beez721 on 10-13-2013

[QUOTE=Weltschmerz;13832954]Well Povetkin showed he has a good chin and that he's durable and tough. His biggest mistake was not being able to adjust and overcome adversity when Wlad 'played it safe'. I don't blame Wlad too much, as Povetkin literally…

Comment by beez721 on 10-13-2013

[QUOTE=boxingfocus;13832641]What a commendable interview. Honest, to the point, and very classy.[/QUOTE] maybe a bit too nice tho. if I were him Id be damn pissed with all the holding and throwing him around. he needs to get more of a…

Comment by ddangerous on 10-12-2013

[QUOTE=PittyPat;13832831][B]The way Povvers has conducted himself after the fight, and even during the immediate build-up, have made me respect him big time - not that he needs the respect of people on the Internet, obviously. He did [i]himself[/i] proud by…

Comment by Weltschmerz on 10-12-2013

[QUOTE=billeau2;13833441]Your world..... It exists as a haze.... The product of visual distortion.... Wlad man sweat and juice spurted in your eyes..... doesn't that burn dude? Just sayin! You make Pacquio fans look fair and balanced and Mayweather fans look downright…

Comment by billeau2 on 10-12-2013

[QUOTE=Weltschmerz;13833012]Total nonsense. Povetkin was equally to blame for a stinker of a fight. Only Klitschko haters can't see that.[/QUOTE] Your world..... It exists as a haze.... The product of visual distortion.... Wlad man sweat and juice spurted in your eyes.....…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (32)
Top Headlines Fortune To McGregor: Forget Mayweather, Shut Up F***ing Yapper! Povetkin's Promoter Embraces WBC Ruling on Deontay Wilder Mike Tyson: Foolish Plan, But Olympic Amateurs Might Beat Pros Anthony Cacace, Barry McGuigan Decide To Part Ways Hearn Urges Haye To Face Whyte To Speed Up Road To Joshua Deontay Wilder Granted Permission To Make Voluntary By WBC Zolani Tete: Haskins and McDonnell are Holding My Titles Kathy Duva To Be Honored At 7th Annual Raging Babe Brunch Jurors Set For All-Star Boxing vs. Canelo/Golden Boy Lawsuit Jazza Dickens (Injury) Pulled From June 4 Liverpool Show Miguel Flores To Face Ruben Tamayo on PBC on FS1 Erislandy Lara Sees No Network Issues in Making Golovkin Fight Casimero Knocks Out Ruenroeng In Four, Wins Flyweight Crown Focal Point: Lebedev Rises To Top Of Red-Hot Cruiserweight Division Keith Thurman: We Don't Yet Know If Kell Brook is 'Really Special' Provodnikov: Golovkin Blows Out Canelo, GGG-Ward is The Fight Michael Buffer on The UK Scene and Tony Bellew Friendship Morrison, Johnson To Return On June 18 In Manchester Parker Eyes War With Joshua, Brushes Off Whyte's Trash Talk Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Shows His Power on The Heavy Bag Groves Feels Murray Never Recovered From Pounding By Golovkin Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Details Strategy, Camp For Molina Teddy Atlas: I Don't Think There is Any Interest in May-Pac Rematch Whyte Eyes Anthony Joshua Rematch: I Want To Whup His Ass! Video: Joel Diaz on Recent Defeats of Victor Ortiz, Tim Bradley Custio Clayton Continues His Streak With Knockout Win Video: Justin Fortune on Khan, Golovkin, McGregor, Canelo, More Miguel Vazquez: I Will Ask Al Haymon To Get Me Adrien Broner Jermell Charlo Tells WBC That He Wants Canelo Alvarez Clash Video: John Molina Talks, Ruslan Provodnikov Crashes Interview Golovkin's Promoter: Canelo Talks Not Dead, Still Our Priority! Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Cracks Away on The Mitts Video: Provodnikov on Golovkin vs. Canelo, Facing John Molina Video: Shane Mosley vs. David Avanesyan Final Press Conference Video: David Avanesyan Confident of Stunning Shane Mosley WBC Eyes Tourney, With WBA/IBF, To Set Golovkin's Opponent Lara: I Want Golovkin Next, He Would Solidify My Legacy! WBC Prez Wants Canelo Hate To Stop, Plans To Give High Ranking Video: Martin Murray Confident of Taking Down George Groves Video: George Groves on DeGale vs. Jack, Haye, Facing Murray
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement