What do you know about WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin?
He’s 24-0. He’s stopped 16 of his opponents. He won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the 2004 summer olympics in Athens, and he recently had his 33rd birthday.
Would the average sports fan on the street know Povetkin if he walked by?
Hopefully Povetkin can finally get a reasonable deal with one of the Klitschko’s and we’ll have the potential for a decent heavyweight title fight.
The average sports fan on the street won’t care, but it may at least keep interest in the marquee boxing division alive with the hardcore supporters.
But when the man on the street cannot name the world heavyweight champion, we are in trouble.