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Povetkin Flattens Perez in Moscow

In Moscow last night; the Russian fighter Alexander Povetkin; made short work of his opponent in a WBC heavyweight eliminator.

Povetkin , who now has a record that reads 29-1 with 21 coming by way of knockout, was matched against Mike Perez, who ahead of the fight had a record that read 21-1-1 with 13 coming by way of knockout.

The fight was tipped as going a long way, quite possibly the full twelve rounds, but Povetkin had other ideas, taking his opponent out in a first round knockout after flooring Perez twice.

Povetkin now becomes the mandatory challenger for the WBC version of the belt, currently held by Deontay Wilder, the big-hitting American knockout sensation.

Following the win, Wilder set the seeds for his first mandatory defence by using the social network to remark,

“Congratulations to #Povetkin on the win… I'm looking forward to having my first mandatory title defense. #BombZquad”

Whether Povetkin can trouble Wilder in the same manner he flattened Perez remains to be seen, I hugely doubt it.


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Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 23 2015

Time: 12:19PM

 

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