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Hatton/Tszyu meet up at Rabchenko/Mundine presser

RICKY HATTON was reunited with old foe Kostya Tszyu for the first time since their epic 2005 battle at the weekend.

‘The Hitman’ enjoyed his finest moment when he won the IBF light-welterweight title by forced the world class Aussie to retire on his stool in front of 22,000 fans at the Manchester Arena. Continue reading

Povetkin Trainer Tszyu Optimistic

By – Alexander Povetkin’s trainer Konstantin Tszyu is optimistic before a potential fight with Wladimir Klitschko. The Russian coach who last Saturday was standing in the Povetkin’s corner during the Hasim Rahman fight believes, that the WBA World titleholder can defeat the younger Ukrainian champion in similar way like he did on Rahman.

“I have ideas which I have to show to Alexander. I need to spend much more time watching Klitschko’s and Povetkin’s bouts. Frankly speaking, if I would not believe that Povetkin could beat Wladimir I wouldn’t be here and waste my time. I’m convinced that the Klitschko fight may have a similar ending to the Rahman fight.
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Alexander Povetkin: Kostya Tszyu doesn’t want a new fighter!

The fight for the WBA World Heavyweight Championship is getting closer. On September 29, defending champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) and mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) will battle it out at the Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany. Since his last bout against Marco Huck, a lot has changed for team Povetkin. With ring legend Kostya Tszyu he has someone in his corner, who will help him to exploit his full potential. In the following interview Povetkin talks about his new training and his next opponent Hasim Rahman.

Alexander Povetkin, your last fight against Marco Huck was seven months ago. A lot has been said since then. Now that you had time to reflect, what are your thoughts on that topic?

Alexander Povetkin: It was a hard and tough battle, and both of us had to go to the limits of our capacity. However, in the end I beat Marco as I landed the more precise punches than him.

What lessons did you learn from this extremely close fight?

Alexander Povetkin: Of course, I learned a lot from that fight. My team and I know what we have to do to prepare myself in order to be better than last time. For example, we have worked a lot on my stamina during my current preparations. Continue reading