Advertisement
Advertisement

Sauerland: Povetkin-Rahman is Next, Not Huck Rematch

By Per Ake Persson

Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - After such a great fight, many fans are demanding an immediate rematch. In a heavyweight war, WBA "regular" champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) retained his title with a very tough majority decision over WBO cruiserweight king Marco Huck (34-2, 25 KOs). Povetkin dominated early, but Huck returned fire in the later rounds to stagger the WBA champion several times.

The scores of 114-114, 116-113 and 116-112 are being called controversial by some observers, who saw Huck as the winner.

And while Huck is demanding a rematch, the fight won't happen - at least for now.

According to Chris Meyer, CEO for Sauerland Event, Povetkin is now obligated to make a mandatory defense against former WBC champion Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41KOs).

"Povetkin has to do his mandatory against Hasim Rahman first. We can't get around it," said Meyer to BoxingScene.com.

In the next few weeks, Huck will make a final decision on whether or not he plans to return to cruiser or remain at heavyweight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 02-27-2012

By James Slater - Former WBO cruiserweight ruler Marco Huck still strongly believes he beat Alexander Povetkin this past Saturday night in Germany. Huck not only feels he beat the defending “regular” WBA heavyweight titlist, he claims he beat him…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 02-27-2012

[QUOTE=JAB5239;11825846]Huck was a heavyweight contender? Thank you for making my point. When a cruiserweight with no heavyweight fights is considered a top contender...the division sucks.[/QUOTE] In fairness to the heavyweight division this happens in every division, case in point how…

Comment by Silencers on 02-27-2012

This might be a good fight for Povetkin to get his confidence back, plus it'll give him a but more time to work with his new trainer.

Comment by Khmelnytsky on 02-27-2012

[QUOTE=JAB5239;11826970]Antics aside, he's one of the better heavyweights today in my opinion. A few weeks ago I was harping on his inexperience. And while he still has much to learn he has proven he is a capable contender. Povetkin would…

Comment by nycsmooth on 02-27-2012

talk of scrapping the bottom of the barrel...all Rahman's done the past few years is b boring & overwt...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (51)
Top Headlines Peralta: I Was a Sad Cab Driver, Now I'm a Happy Boxer Hasanboy Dusmatov Denies Promotional Deal, Eyes Olympics Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook Video: Badou Jack Talks James DeGale Unification, More Photos: Shakur Stevenson Sports TMT Hat at Homecoming Parade Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II Ian Tims Joins MGM, Will Return Soon Chocolatito vs. Cuadras: Ryan Martin Added To The Card Video: Peralta on The Journey From Cab Driver To Contender Video: Robert Guerrero Reflects on Shocking Loss To David Peralta Langford Not Bothered By Trash Talk From Eubank Jr. and English Kovalev's Promoter: Tickets For Ward Bout Are Reasonably Priced Photos: Miguel Marriaga, Jose Felix Get Big Knockout Wins Golovkin's Promoter on Carl Froch: You Can't Force Guys To Fight Photos: David Peralta With Cinderella Shocker of Robert Guerrero Golovkin's Coach: We'd Fight Andre Ward, But He Can't Make 168 Frank Warren Smiles: Chris Eubank Jr. Can't Run Away This Time! Hernandez Will Head Back To 154 After Stunning Alfredo Angulo Hammer Backs Klara Svensson To Defeat Mikaela Lauren Daniela Bermudez Stuns Mariana Juarez in Mexico City Shields Leaves Door Open For Third Olympic Gold in 2020 Mayweather: They Ask a Thousand Times - I'm NOT Coming Back! Guerrero Claims Robbery: I Clearly Won, 116-112 Score Was Crazy! Peralta: I Was a Cab Driver, Now I Beat Robert Guerrero! Miguel Marriaga Blasts Out Robb, Jose Felix Crushes Frankel Yazmin Rivas Earns Debatable Split Nod Over Jessica Gonzalez David Peralta a Ghost Buster, Stuns Robert Guerrero in Upset Win Rod Salka Returns To Beat a Game Savi, Devin Haney Wins Isaac Dogboe Impressive, Dominates Neil John Tabanao Freddy Hernandez Shocks Alfredo Angulo With Big Decision Win Terrell Gausha Snags Tough Decision Win Over Steve Martinez Avni Yildirim Dominates Aaron Pryor Jr. Over Ten Rounds Cuadras To Chocolatito: I'm Good, I'm Very Handsome, I'll KO You Euro News: Imre Szello, Lauren vs. Svensson Card, Pierre Madsen Promoters Coming Together To Fight New Laws in New York Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Kazuto Ioka is Likely Purse Bid Bound Kovalev vs. Ward T-Mobile Arena Ticket Information Liam Smith: I Can Take Canelo's Shots, I Want To Test His Chin! Tommy Morrison's Son Aims To Impress on ShoBox Kovalev-Ward Deal Finalized For Vegas; Announcement Soon
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement