Post Fight Analysis
BoxNation viewers were treated to a Wednesday night treat as the Russian shown proved to be a contender for card of the year.
The bill topped by Povetkin who picked up a late victory over Wach had it all. Multiple knockdowns, Punch of the Month contenders, triumphant underdogs and more!
The Cruiserweight's arguably stole the show where two big upsets from Ola Afolabi and Olanrewaju Durodola shocked Russian duo Rakhim Chakhkiev and Dmitry Kudrashov.
Cesar Rune Cuenca failed to join Floyd Mayweather and Rocky Marciano on 49-0 where injury forced the Argentinean to quit in the sixth and land Eduard Troyanovsky the IBF World Title.
Elsewhere, Denis Lebedev put in an impressive performance stopping Lateef Kayode late on to retain his WBA World Cruiserweight crown and victories for unbeaten Russian duo Dmitry Bivol and Viskhan Murzabekov started the show with a bang, quite literally!
Pre Fight Build Up: Povetkin v Wach for WBC Silver Title
Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin 29-1 (21 KOs) is looking to defend his WBC Silver Heavyweight title against the challenger, Mariusz Wach 31-1 (KOs). The fight will take place on November 4th starting at 1pm in the afternoon, with the action coming live from the Basket-Hall Arena, Kazan.
Povetkin, also known as “Russian Vityaz” took the title from Carlos Takam in October 2014, and won’t plan on losing it in front of his fellow countrymen. He has only tasted defeat once as a pro, when he lost to Wladimir Klitschko by decision in Moscow. Povetkin held the WBA version of the World title for two years previous to the bout. He has since rebuilt his career and has racked up three straight wins.
The Russian will have his work cut out for him when he faces Poland’s Mariusz Wach. Known as “The Viking” the 6’ 7” fighter will enjoy a considerable height and reach advantage over his opponent. Wach also experienced his solitary career loss to Wladimir Klitschko, this defeat came in 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. Wach has contained himself entirely to Poland following this loss and will be hoping to continue his resurgent streak by claiming the WBC Silver Heavyweight title.