Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter taking place? Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

When is Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter and what time does it start? Saturday 7th December, 2019 – 18:00 approx (UK)

What TV channel is Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter on? Sky Sports Box Office (£24.95)

Where can I stream Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the fight via the Sky Sport website.

For viewers in the United States, the fight will be available to stream via the DAZN website and app.

Where can I get tickets for Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter?
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THE LOWDOWN

ALEXANDER POVETKIN

  • Povetkin responded to the first knockout loss of his career, which was against Anthony Joshua, by earning a unanimous decision over Hughie Fury for the vacant WBC International title.
  • Povetkin's only two losses have come against two of the most dominant champions in recent years Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.
  • Povetkin had an extremely impressive amateur career. He won gold at the European Games (2002 and 2004) and World Championships (2003) as well as the coveted Olympic gold in Athens (2004).

MICHAEL HUNTER

  • After suffering the first loss of his career to Oleksandr Usyk, Hunter has strung six wins together and coming off a unanimous decision over Sergey Kuzmin winning the WBA Intercontinental heavyweight title.
  • Michael Hunter had an accomplished amateur career, winning gold medals in the Golden Gloves in 2011 and the US National Championships a year later.
  • Hunter has a 67% knockout ratio and will have an important four and a half inch reach advantage over Alexander Povetkin.

THE PREDICTION

Hunter has the technical ability to match Povetkin's power and will be a huge threat but this is a big step-up in competition. Povetkin is expected to call upon his experience to avoid the power shots and patiently counter searching for the finish, but he will need a near-perfect performance to finish Hunter.

Winner: Povetkin via Decision

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