IS POVETKIN AN EAS­IER OR TOUGHER OP­PO­NENT FOR AN­THONY JOSHUA THAN JOSEPH PARKER?

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Har­vey Horn

I feel Joshua is go­ing to get Povetkin out of there in the mid­dle rounds. But, even though I think that, it doesn’t mean he’s eas­ier than Parker. Parker sur­vived the 12 rounds. I be­lieve Povetkin will give it a much bet­ter go than Parker, but he will come un­stuck.

Gary Lo­gan

Povetkin is way more dan­ger­ous than Parker, who never re­ally con­vinced me he thought he could ac­tu­ally beat AJ. Povetkin is heavy­weight ‘grade’, pure and sim­ple. His record clearly states that; he has some great stop­page wins. Age is ob­vi­ously a con­cern but for sure he’s AJ’S most dan­ger­ous op­po­nent other than Wladimir Kl­itschko.

Gareth A. Davies

Yes. Much, much tougher. Povetkin’s left hook and over­hand right af­ter he slides low and left are dan­ger­ous. He’s a smart, in­tel­li­gent fighter and will be very, very dan­ger­ous for the first five rounds.

Michael Conlan

I hope so. Povetkin is ex­pe­ri­enced and, like AJ, a for­mer Olympic cham­pion. He can punch and has a good box­ing brain. I see him be­ing more ag­gres­sive and more dan­ger­ous than Parker, but, ul­ti­mately, I can’t see any­thing other than an AJ KO vic­tory.

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