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 Last update:  10/12/2013       Read more by Alexey Sukachev         
   
Povetkin on Klitschko Loss, Knockdowns, The Future
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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”.

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


 

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comment by beez721, on 10-13-2013
[QUOTE=Weltschmerz]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 seemed content lunging into Wlad's bear hug all night....

comment by beez721, on 10-13-2013
[QUOTE=boxingfocus]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 mean streak in him

comment by ddangerous, on 10-12-2013
[QUOTE=PittyPat]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 himself proud by coming to fight bravely against Wladimir. Classy fella. ...

comment by -Weltschmerz-, on 10-12-2013
[QUOTE=billeau2]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 sensible d...

comment by billeau2, on 10-12-2013
[QUOTE=Weltschmerz]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..... doesn't that burn dude...

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