|Alexander Povetkin takes next step towards Wladimir Klitschko
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Oct 1, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
WBA Heavyweight Boxing Champion Alexander Povetkin, who for the first time
in his career was prepared by Kostya Tszyu, presented himself in best
form at the fully packed Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany on Saturday. He won
against former champion Hasim Rahman (50-8-2, 41 KOs) within two rounds
in front of 4.000 spectators.
The start of the fight seemed to
be on level terms but very quickly, Povetkin took control. After a
well-placed left hook, followed by a barrage of big blows, Rahman
started tumbling. Povetkin took full advantage of the situation and
continually kept the pressure on his opponent, who was not able to
defend himself anymore. Therefore, the referee stopped the bout after
one minute and 46 seconds of round two. "Wladimir Klitschko takes on
Mariusz Wach from Poland next. The winner has until the end of February
to face Alexander inside the ring," said promoter Kalle Sauerland
afterwards. Povetkin himself is hoping for a Klitschko victory. "I would
like to fight Wladimir. A fight between him and myself would be very
exciting and interesting to watch," said the successful WBA Champion.
second heavyweight highlight of the night saw current European and IBF
International Champion Kubrat Pulev take on Alexander Ustinov (27-1, 21
KOs) who resides in Belarus. Pulev won the bout in round eleven against
his eight cm taller and over 50 pounds bigger oppnent. A left hook to
the ear of Ustinov persuaded judge Phil Edwards to stop the fight after
one minute and 28 seconds. With this victory, Kubrat Pulev will move up
to the top position of the IBF-Rankings. The "Cobra" is still unbeaten
after 17 fights in his professional career, with nine of those victories
Also successful on Saturday night: "Golden" Jack
Culcay. The light middleweight, who just turned 27 on Wednesday,
presented himself with the biggest gift by winning against Brit Mark
Thompson (24-2, 14 KOs) through TKO in round five. Referee Leszek
Jankowiak ended the bout after a series of punches with only twelve
seconds left on the clock. Culcay´s record now stands at 13 victories
out of 13 fights, with nine KOs to his record.
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