Povetkin vs Fury Info
Alexander Povetkin beat Hughie Fury by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 31st August 2019 at O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 111-117, 111-117, 111-117 in favor of winner Alexander Povetkin.
The fight took place over rounds in the Povetkin vs Fury division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Povetkin vs Fury stats
Hughie Fury stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexander Povetkin made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 2 loses and draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Povetkin had advantage in power over Fury, with a 71% knock out percentage over Fury's 57%.
Hughie Fury was the younger man by 15 years, at 25 years old.
Fury had a height advantage of 4 inches over Povetkin.
Both Hughie Fury & Alexander Povetkin fought out of an orthodox stance.
Fury was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 7 year and 9 months later than Povetkin, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 110 less professional rounds, 145 to Povetkin's 255.
Hughie Fury went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBA and 7 by the WBC in the lb division.
Alexander Povetkin was ranked number 13 by the IBF in the lb division.
Povetkin vs Fury form
Hughie Fury had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Samuel Peter on 12th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had won against Chris Norrad on 25th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Kubrat Pulev on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight eliminator fight at Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Before that, he had beat Sam Sexton on 12th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at Bolton Whites Hotel, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
He had lost to Joseph Parker on 23rd September 2017 by majority decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Povetkin had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Anthony Joshua on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated David Price on 31st March 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Principality Stadium, Wales.
Going into that contest, he had won against Christian Hammer on 15th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Before that, he had defeated Andriy Rudenko on 1st July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Luzhniki, Moscow.
He had beat Mariusz Wach on 4th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 12th round at Tatneft Arena, Kazan, Russia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alexander Povetkin had been fighting more than Hughie Fury.
Going to this contest, Hughie Fury had last fought 1 month and 19 days ago, while Alexander Povetkin's last outing had been 11 months and 9 days ago.
Fury's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 9 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Povetkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 10 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Povetkin vs Fury start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 pm UTC at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 pm EST or 12:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:00 pm BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Povetkin vs Fury?
Povetkin vs Fury was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.