Povetkin easily stops Rahman
HAMBURG, Germany -- Three thoughts from Alexander Povetkin's second round knockout of Hasim Rahman:
Afterwards, Rahman blamed a case of dehydration, which he says hospitalized him the day before the fight. But come on. Rahman is a shell of the fighter who landed the punch that knocked out Lennox Lewis in 2001 and even at full strength had no shot competing with a fighter of Povetkin's caliber. This was just a colossal waste of everyone's time and, for the 2,000 or so fans in the building, money.
Klitschko, however, does not believe Povetkin is serious about facing him. In a text message to SI.com, Klitschko said, "Right. Where was he before? Please."