Povetkin, Buatsi and Tennyson are new WBA International Champions

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Povetkin, Buatsi and Tennyson are new WBA International Champions
Povetkin, Buatsi and Tennyson are new WBA International Champions. Photo: Matchroom

Alexander Povetkin became the new international heavyweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) by beating Hughie Fury via wide unanimous decision. The three cards came in with identical scores of 117-111 at the O2 Arena , where Vasyl Lomachenko retained his belt in the main event.

Povetkin is one of the most colorful heavyweight boxers in the world, since he has an aggressive style despite his short stature and manages to hurt his rivals thanks to his surprising blows. The Russian countered the height difference with respect to Fury and managed to get inside his guard to dominate the battle.

For his part, the Englishman Joshua Buatsi won the international light heavyweight belt by beating Canadian Ryan Ford via knockout in seven rounds. The fighter of from Ghana connected hard blows on his rival to the belly during the fight and the referee counted to 10 without Ford being able to recover, which gave Buatsi a great victory.

Finally, the British James Tennyson resolved his fight against his compatriot Atif Shafiq quickly after knocking him out in just two rounds to keep the same version of the international belt but in the lightweight class. Tennyson is a rising fighter who already has experience in world title fights but expects a new opportunity in the near future.

The billboard in London had a lot of action and excitement in the dispute of several black and gold belts.


Vasyl Lomachenko– Boxer of the month August 2019



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