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Roman Karmazin: Povetkin is Too Small for a Heavyweight

By Alexey Sukachev

Former IBF light middleweight champion Roman Karmazin, the fourth major titleholder in Russian boxing history, expressed his feelings about heavyweights Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin in an interview with ITAR-TASS media agency.

“Every fighter with the same level of skills with Povetkin has his chance to become a world champion. Hands down, Alexander is extremely talented but he would have more chances if he was a cruiserweight. He is too small for a real heavyweight”, commented Karmazin.

Roman also shared his thoughts on reigning heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko, “I don’t appreciate his manner of boxing, and I can hardly watch his latest fights. However, one can say whatever he wants about his style, because no one can defeat the Ukrainian”.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dr.Eisenfaust on 05-22-2015

[QUOTE=torosboxing75;14399440]Am I the only one that feels that Povetkin would have had a great shot at a KO with Wladamir if it wasn't for all the .......I don't even know what to call it because it was like holding and…

Comment by //// on 05-22-2015

He's too vertically small to [B]reign[/B] as heavyweight champion. He's running on boxing fundamentals alone and we saw how far that got him VS Wlad who physically toyed with him. There's also a possibility that despite being a better boxer…

Comment by TheGreatA on 05-22-2015

Povetkin isn't small, he probably just wasn't eating the right things or doing enough training. Right now he looks very solid between 225-230 pounds. [IMG]http://www.boxingscene.com/uploads/83583/povetkin-takam%20(12).jpg[/IMG] Compared to a few years ago: [IMG]http://www.sportal.de/photos/12/02/resize/marco-huck-gegen-alexander-povetkin-244081.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by Ryn0 on 05-22-2015

[QUOTE=Jack Napier;14399441]he just can't beat Wlad FWIW, he was beating everybody else for the most part thought before guys like him and Chambers should downsize to CW might still be a good move for him if he could possibly do…

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 05-22-2015

Looks like this guy has no idea what's he talking about.

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