Lewis: Povetkin Should Retire
After his loss to seventh round knockout loss to Anthony Joshua, Lennox Lewis feels Alexander Povetkin should walk away from boxing.
Lewis said the sign for the 39 year old to retire was Povetkin gassing out early against Joshua.
“Povetkin started the fight too active, by the middle of the fight he just ran out of gas,” Lewis said.
“Although, of course, he made a couple of good attacks. But this was not enough, because Joshua calmly stepped in and did his job. Anthony can be beaten by someone who is well prepared physically, not for half the fight, but for twelve rounds.
“As for Povetkin, I think he needs to finish his career, he would become an excellent ambassador for sports and boxing.”
Kostya Tszyu was asked for his thoughts on Povetkin, the former world champion feels that Povetkin only had one game plan, and it cost him.
“This fight proved once again that youth will win win in most situations,” Tszyu said.
“There were many moments in the fight when Povetkin demonstrated a good level and coped with his work perfectly. Alexander had a certain plan prepared, but he only had one. He did not have a backup [plan] for the fight. Povetkin got off to a good start, went through some good moments, but Joshua managed to adapt, and Alexander could not reorganize.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene