Voices from Russia

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Vladimir Klichko Praises Povetkin’s “Heart”

00 Klichko and Povetkin. boxing. Moscow. 06.10.13


Editor’s Note:

In fight terminology, “heart” is very high praise, indeed. It means that you stick to it no matter what comes. You take it all and keep on standin’… there’s no higher compliment that one fighter can give another.



Vladimir Klichko may have demolished Aleksandr Povetkin in the ring Saturday night in Moscow, but he was full of praise for the Russian‘s courage in going the distance. Klichko knocked the previously unbeaten Povetkin down four times, but the Russian struggled on to the end, when Klichko retained his WBA, WBO, WBF, and IBO world heavyweight belts on a unanimous decision. He said in the early hours of Sunday, “Honestly, I was thinking about finishing up the fight around the seventh or eighth round and I could feel that I made clean connection and impact with the punches. Surprisingly, Aleksandr was still on his feet and not just on his feet, he was moving forward and punching, so he showed really tremendous heart. Until the very last second of the fight, he was trying to make this final, one lucky punch and knock me out. I could feel it, I could see it in his eyes, and I could see it in his punches most of all”. Klichko dismissed suggestions of a possible rematch, saying that one couldn’t rule it out, but he emphasised his many obligations for the various sanctioning bodies whose belts he holds. Now, Klichko has a 61-3 record, whilst Povetkin is now 27-1. Besides Povetkin, only nine other of Klichko’s defeated opponents went the distance with him.

6 October 2013




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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Valuev Said His Chair in the Gosduma’s Too Small

One of the newest Goduma deputies, Nikolai Valuev (1973- )… former heavyweight champ, now politician. Hmm… that’s the same path that the great ice hockey goalie Vladislav Tretiak (1952- ) took, too…


On Wednesday, retired Russian heavyweight boxer Nikolai Valuev, who won election as an RF Gosduma deputy from the ruling United Russia party in December, said that he asked for an adjustment to his chair. “It’s an ordinary chair, the same as for all the other deputies, the same width. Only the back is a bit higher”, Valuev told the Russia Today TV channel, adding that it was a special order. “However, today, it was still quite uncomfortable to sit in it. I asked that when they adjust the chair, they make the back lower so that it wouldn’t strain my back. I asked them to do it again, today. Maybe, they’ll readjust it”, he said after the Gosduma held its first plenary session on Wednesday. Valuev is 213 centimetres (7 ft) tall and weighs about 140 kilos (308 pounds).

21 December 2011



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