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[Video] Povetkin Crushes Perez in One Round

MOSCOW, Russia -- 91 seconds is all Alexander Povetkin needed to drop Mike Perez twice for a crushing first round KO.

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MOSCOW, Russia — 91 seconds is all Alexander Povetkin needed to drop Mike Perez twice for a crushing first round KO.

Povetkin wobbled Perez with the first clean right cross he landed. Perez was able to clinch after missing a lead right, but had a lapse in concentration and kept his hands low. When the two untangled, Povetkin quickly turned his full weight into a short right hand that stiffened Perez’s legs and floored him.

Perez beat the count in a dazed manner, allowing Povetkin to put him down permanently with a few grazing shots.

The win makes Povetkin the mandatory challenger for Deontay Wilder’s WBC title.

[youtube https://youtu.be/jhJIYe7WDMU]

One comment

  1. Mikey could be one of the biggest waste of talents in recent years, I just dont get what happened to him he is such a skilful boxer, which is rare in a heavyweight but he just hasnt done it, you can see all the skills but he coasts or fights lazy… We say that quite alot with Cubans, once they get to America (or in this case Ireland) they kinda get comfortable with drink and girls etc… I think the Mago fight messed with his head a little bit too… But its just annoying Mikey hasnt set the scene alight…

    Still taken nothing away with Povetkin, it was a cracking performance…

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