2017 BOXING fight – Alexander Povetkin vs Christian Hammer – full fight Video

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-12-15, disappointing fight between Alexander Povetkin and Christian Hammer: it gets two stars.

The 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medalist and former Wba Hw champion Alexander Povetkin entered this fight with a professional record of 32-1-0 (23 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Anthony Joshua). He suffered his only loss when he faced Wladimir Klitschko in 2013 (=Klitschko vs Povetkin), since then he has won six bouts beating Johann Duhaupas (=Povetkin vs Duhaupas) and Andriy Rudenko in his last two (=Povetkin vs Rudenko).
His opponent, Christian Hammer, has a boxing record of 22-4-0 (12 knockouts) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class. He suffered his last loss when he faced former #1 Tyson Fury in 2015 (=Fury vs Hammer), after this fight he has won five bouts beating David Price (=Hammer vs Price) and Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf in 2017. Povetkin vs Hammer is valid for the WBO International heavyweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!

 

 

Date: 2017-12-15

Where: DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Division: heavyweight (over 200 lbs, 90.7 kg)

Title: WBO International heavyweight title

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Alexander Povetkin def. Christian Hammer (unanimous decision, 120-108, 119-109, 120-107)

 

Povetkin’s previous fight: Alexander Povetkin vs Andriy Rudenko

 

 

Povetkin vs Hammer full fight video:

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  • Arjay Cee

    Tedious stuff, thanks to Hammer who looks like he’d give anything to check out and go cuddle up with a roasted pig. But worth checking out for a progress report on the aging Povetkin. What I took away: he’s still got craft, punch selection, accuracy and power — he has more than enough to turn the adequate Hammer into a giant hamster. This is impressive at 38. Granted, chemicals may have something to do with it; who knows.

    However, if we’re talking about what he’d bring to a Wilder or Joshua fight, time is rapidly catching up. He’s stiffer, his legs are going and he’s become extra cautious. Not unexpected at 38. Mostly gone are those beautiful flying bombs he used to launch from distance and which I thought would give him a strong chance against the long-armed Wilder. Now I doubt it. He also got caught with a couple of desperate shots. Coming from one of the young champions, those would have been serious.

    • logicalfellac

      Even though he looked pretty good here, It’s obvious that Povetkin is well past his prime.

      At this point, the top dogs in the HW division are: Joshua, Wilder, and Ortiz (although Ortiz himself is also an old dog, he’s still got a few years in him imo).