Weekend Wrap Up: Povetkin & Helenius Handle Their Buisness.

Alexander Povetkin started fast and well against Ruslan Chagaev, but Chagaev came back strong in the 5th and 6th rounds rocking Alexander. I thought this was a pretty decent fight to watch. Povetkin gutted it out and came back to dominate the later rounds. He proved his will and hunger.

Povetkin is the new WBA regular champion, I know I know what the fuck does that mean!

Povetkin’s jab has gotten better with Teddy Atlas. He has fast hands and throws a nice assortment of combos. I would like to see him work the body more.

Defensively he lacks lateral movement. He moves straight back and can be too stationary. More head movement will be needed if he can’t use his feet that well.

I think he is better than he fought that night he just needs more activity. There is talk of him fighting in December against Evander ” Grandpa Holyfield ” I know I know, smh. why?!

Povetkin is not ready for wither Klitschko. He could reign long post Klitschko though unless Helenius keeps improving as fast as he is.

Nordic Nightmare.

Robert Helenius KO’d another former champion in Siarhei Liakhovich. Siarhei started well against Robert but broke his nose in the 2nd round having trouble breathing until the end. Both fighters traded and landed heavy clean punches. Robert’s power was too much though as he KO’d Siarhei in the 9th round.

That’s the 3rd former world champion Robert has beat. He’s 16-0 and he’s moving up well and fast. If he can improve his defense and not fight so rigid he can be a force. He’s too upright and has poor upper body movement. Adding a good defensive American trainer would help and speed his development even faster.

Roberts fast hands and precise punching impressed me when he KO’d Siarhei. He has legit KO power and is very strong. He has the height and size to do something post Klitschko as well. We have to keep an eye on him and judging by his past performances, this shouldn’t be too hard.

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