Alexander Povetkin went the distance for the first time in his career, which can be looked at as a positive thing and a negative. The negative being that he was unable to finish a journeyman, while the positive being, that he was able to acquire more ring experience. Anyway today he will be fighting another lowly opponent in Willie Chapman.
Alexander Povetkin on his road to the title, steps up against Willie Chapman.
This fight starts off very slowly, for both opponents, as they both look to establish distance. Alexander Povetkin looks content, throwing single punches, while Willie Chapman looks at ways he can hit his opponent, without getting hit in the process. A very interesting fight, which I feel is definitely worth watching.