Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko was victorious in his heavyweight title “fight” — we use that term loosely — over Alexander Povetkin on Saturday in Moscow, Russia. All three judges scored the fight 119-104 in favor of Klitschko at the end of the snoozefest, despite the fact that he had no interest in engaging and was using dirty tactics inside of the clinch to earn the win.
It was another embarrassing display in the heavyweight division of boxing, but it is what we have come to expect.
Klitschko would clinch every time Povetkin would come inside and the “knockdowns” that he scored were just trips. It was a poor display of boxing and an even worse job officiating by the referee, but it’s now in the past and we can all move on.
Let’s hope Miguel Cotto puts on a better show later tonight when he returns to the ring on HBO.
If you are a combat sports fan that wants to see two heavyweights actually engage and put on a quality fight, then be sure to check out UFC 166 later this month when Cain Velasquez puts his title on the line against Junior Dos Santos as the two complete their trilogy.