In an interview with Itar -Tass Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin spoke about the mistakes made in the fight with Wladimir Klitschko, stressed that the American trainer Stacy McKinley in its preparation “nothing is spoiled ,” and said that he would like to take part in the Olympic Games in 2016 .
– The fight with Klitschko reconsidered ?
– Not yet. But be sure to seek out and thoroughly studied . Analyze your mistakes. Shortcomings , I think I’ll find a lot.
I acted too boldly . You had to box already, do not beat single punches and series.
– Alexander Zimin , your coach , said: ” Sasha’s hands and feet were working haphazardly .” Do you agree?
– I do not know . To agree or disagree with this statement , we must review the fight.
– You said that you gave Klitschko, especially tactically.
– Yes, I should build a fight in a different way . However, much depends on the opponent – whether it will implement the plan or not. And Vladimir did everything to not allow me to show their strengths.
– Klitschko said that you were breaking the rules . Like, stooped low , struck after the command “stop .
– Oh , nonsense kind . Bending down ? And on top of me , he did not Zaprygivayem ? And after the referee signaled to stop , I had the opportunity to hit Klitschko on the head . But I, as you can see, it did not. In boxing there are rules . They need to be respected.
– A Klitschko was fighting by the rules ?
– He did what he needed.
– Some experts say that Klitschko should disqualify for the ” Sambo ” in the ring.
– Well, now, you can say whatever you want. In the ring, the referee was . He thought that everything was normal. Let it be on his conscience. Speak , my team was going to complain to the referee ? But not complained though. And rightly so . What’s the point ? After all, nothing would have changed .
– I Klitschko black eye . How did he come from? Vladimir suggested that you touched his head .
– Well, that does not mean that the foot hurt you … you have seen . For my part, there was no violation.
– In general , how would describe their attitude to the Klitschko brothers ? Some call them great .
– I normally am to them . They correctly built his career . In a way, they can look up to. And they have a great team. Including due to it they are invincible for over 9 years.
– Maybe it would be better to fight with Klitschko in 2008 ? Or in 2010 ?
– I’ll be honest , this did not thought about it. The battle took place when both should have been held .
– By the way , the fee (about 6 million dollars) for the fight satisfied?
– Of course , satisfied. Fees solid .
– Alexander Zimin said: ” Coaches from the U.S. messed up training for a fight .”
– I believe that no one and nothing is spoiled . The training was good . I myself am guilty. Too many things I wanted to do in this fight . Do not work out.
– Alarmed ?
– Well, do not be alarmed , of course. But the burden of responsibility , the weight is very serious – yes, he strangled. Vladimir And , of course, did not allow me to box the way I wanted.
– The fight with Klitschko – the most crucial in life?
– One . Still, I played in the Olympics.
– Andrew Ryabinsky said that your coaching staff upgraded by 85 percent.
– Good , talented coaches in Russia a lot. Many of them, however, are busy. Alexander Zimin exactly will be part of the coaching staff . Likely to connect and Valery Ivanovich Belov. Can we take and any foreigner . Let’s see what will be.
– Compare Stacey McKinley and Teddy Atlas.
– Both – the Americans , but – quite different coaches . And keep in mind that Stacy I trained quite a bit – just a month.
– The language barrier …
– This is the problem . For example, with Atlas , we had a great relationship. This was said more than once . But the translator was needed. In English I do not speak .
– What you need to do to become interested in a fight Klitschko rematch ?
– That’s it . One has to become the mandatory challenger .
– How many victories to win this ?
– I think three is enough. And over the strong contenders.
– Who would you like to fight ?
– Did not think about it. But, for example , Tyson Fury and David Haye – good boxers .
– Would you like to participate in the Olympics in 2016 ?
– Yes. Participated would love to. Would defend the honor of Russia . Olympics – it’s the Olympics . It is the pinnacle of sports. But the right to speak at the Games still needs to be earned. In addition, to participate in the Olympics , you must join APB and WSB . The issue I have not studied .
Yes, I lost Klitschko. But I did not lose heart , do not give up. I want to go further. I want to beat Wladimir Klitschko.