Hughie Fury vs Alexander Povetkin August 31 Lomachenko/Campbell Undercard

Hughie vs Povetkin Who Wins & How?


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Jun 6, 2012
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Hughie has shown no improvement in his last 3 fights, to my eye.

I'm not sure what makes them fancy the job.
 
May 8, 2016
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I will go for Fury win.
Not sure if the fight does take place , half expect one of these two to pull out.
 
Jun 4, 2013
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Much respect to Hughie. The guy fights everyone: Parker, Pulev, and Povetkin. Those are insane, high-level HW's. I love watching Povetkin in action, though. It's like art in motion watching him box. Anyways, if he's still even close to the same fighter he was in the past, I'm sure he'll beat Hughie.
 
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I give Fury some chance. The Parker fight was close, and he had some success with Pulev. Furthermore Povetkin is 40, and small for a heavy.

Povetkin is more aggressive than those two however, and I think he will figure out Hughies defence and land some bombs.

I can see Hughie backtracking and scuffing awkward overhand rights over Povetkins hair helmet before eating some big counters.

Wouldn’t completely rule Fury out, but I don't think he has the power to hurt Povetkin, or the strength to tie him up. Reckon he gets out worked by the older guy and loses on points.
Good assessment in my eyes.

I can’t see Povetkin languishing on the outside as soon as he figures out Hughie punches like an 8 year old girl?

As you say, we’ll get Hughie increasingly back pedalling, throwing out his spaghetti arm punches as Povetkin dips and explodes in looking for big overhand power shots to the upright Hughie before digging to the body as Fury desperately and unsuccessful tries to tie him up.
 
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Good assessment in my eyes.

I can’t see Povetkin languishing on the outside as soon as he figures out Hughie punches like an 8 year old girl?

As you say, we’ll get Hughie increasingly back pedalling, throwing out his spaghetti arm punches as Povetkin dips and explodes in looking for big overhand power shots to the upright Hughie before digging to the body as Fury desperately and unsuccessful tries to tie him up.
I refuse to watch the Pulev fight because of how utterly boring Parker/Fury was, but I've heard Fury put Pulev on queer street.
 
Apr 19, 2014
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I refuse to watch the Pulev fight because of how utterly boring Parker/Fury was, but I've heard Fury put Pulev on queer street.
A nice feint to the body then a 1-2 with the straight right hurting him

I timestamped it on this highlight with weird music for you
 
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Sep 22, 2014
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A nice feint to the body then a 1-2 with the straight right hurting him

I timestamped it on this highlight with weird music for you
Thanks.

I wouldn’t exactly call that Queer Street? More bi-curious Avenue?

It was a nice little 1-2. Styles make fights though and Pulev is there for that 1-2 with his upright, high open hands guard.

Not sure Povetkin would be?

Those follow up shots though are frankly embarrassing.
 
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Thanks.

I wouldn’t exactly call that Queer Street? More bi-curious Avenue?

It was a nice little 1-2. Styles make fights though and Pulev is there for that 1-2 with his upright, high open hands guard.

Not sure Povetkin would be?

Those follow up shots though are frankly embarrassing.
I think Pulev gave away how hurt he was with his 'smile like an idiot while holding on for dear life' tactics ala Wlad fight, pokerface needs work
 
Sep 22, 2014
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I think Pulev gave away how hurt he was with his 'smile like an idiot while holding on for dear life' tactics ala Wlad fight, pokerface needs work
Yeah he definitely hurt him, I’ll agree with that. I just don’t think it was as bad as all that?

It was an absolutely perfect, on the button shot too, so really HWs hitting each other on the chin like that should produce a knockdown at least.

But it’s all a bit of a pointless argument really isn’t it? I mean it’s HWs, so the idea one can’t hurt another is kinda silly. They can all crack, they’re big guys.
 
Jul 25, 2015
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Until Fury learns to throw a simple right hook then there is no point putting him in these kinds of fights.

He can consider himself lucky to have had the opportunities he's had and keeps getting. For a fighter whose best win is Rudenko who is barely top 100, a world title fight, plus eliminator, plus a top 10 fighter are some major opportunities.

I suspect Hearn has signed him up to add another body to the endless Whyte/Chisora/Parker/Povetkin/Price/Allen/Takam merry-go-round that fills his PPVs nowadays but does nothing to push those fighters towards a world title shot.
 
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Jul 29, 2019
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Easy fight to predict, Hughie on points. Pov has been max juiced for years and now he's on the come down. Stick your house on Hughie ffs you idiots.
 
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Easy fight to predict, Hughie on points. Pov has been max juiced for years and now he's on the come down. Stick your house on Hughie ffs you idiots.
I can see it happening, mainly cause Povetkin is old, small and, like you say, off the gear.

Fury has looked terrible though and has never beaten a top 20 fighter. Povetkin is the better boxer and probably fitter even though he is over 15 years older.

I picked Pov and I am sticking with it. Not a fight I would bet on tho, too many question marks over both guys for any level of certainty.
 
Jul 7, 2015
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Can't buy class though

Povetkin is the last of the Soviet era Russian amateurs with hundreds of fights and winning 95% of them.
He might be shot, small and not allowed to dope anymore due to his political ties, but he's on the ATG list when judging on nostalgia
 
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