Heavyweight Alexander Povetkin.Photo provided by Sky Sports
Alexander Povetkin is walking towards the setting sun.
Former heavyweight title challenger and 2004 Olympic gold medalist announced his retirement at a press conference in St. Petersburg, Russia on Sunday.
“We will make their sacrifice for years,” Povetkin said. “I still have all sorts of injuries that need treatment. It’s time to finish my career.”
Povetkin held a secondary version of the heavyweight title from 2011 to 2013 before challenging the unified heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko. Vladimir Klitschko dropped him four times on his way to a unanimous decision defeat.
However, Russians were also controversial when they tested positive for performance-enhancing substances twice in the eight months of 2016. Due to his actions, two games were cancelled.
Despite his flaws, Povetkin defeated several quality enemies, including Chris Byrd, Ruslan Chagaev, Eddie Chambers, Marco Huck, David Price, Hasim Rahman and Andrey Walzik. I did.
But his most important victory happened in 2020 during the penultimate match of his 16-year career with Dillian White. The next frame of the malicious left uppercut that coldly knocked out White.
They fought in a rematch in March, but White overwhelmed Povetkin and stopped him in the fourth round.
– Boxing Sports
Alexander Povetkin announces retirement: “Year makes their sacrifice”
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