Alexander Povetkin Defends Putin and Invasion of Ukraine on Social Media, Hopes Conflict Will Finish Quickly

Former WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin Defends Putin and Invasion of Ukraine on Social Media, Hopes Conflict Will Finish Quickly

By Robert Brizel, Head Actual Fight Media Boxing Correspondent

 Moscow, Russia (March thirteenth, 2022)– On Instagram, the photograph and statements of a widely known identify in professional boxing are clear. Within the sense of balanced journalism, Alexander Povetkin is a viewpoint. Former World Boxing Affiliation World Heavyweight champion Alexander “Sasha” Povetkin, retired and residing within the Russian Federation, has verbally indicated his assist for President Vladimir Putin and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Povetkin, in his assist, has likened the Ukrainian invasion of the Donbas mini area of Ukraine, dwelling to Russian residents within the self-declared impartial Republics of Luhansk and Donetsk as genocide akin to Nazism by Ukraine within the fashionable period. Over 14 thousand civilians, troopers and rebels have died within the combating within the Donbas area battle since Ukraine declared independence from Russian management in 2014. It’s not identified what info Povetkin primarily based his statements on, as it isn’t clear what stream of data Povetkin acquired on his facet of the world.

 In keeping with Povetkin, posing in entrance of a Russian flag on his Instagram submit, “There’s energy in fact. The well-known phrase uttered by Sergey Bodrov (the late Russian actor, nonetheless) displays the essence of what’s taking place in Ukraine. We fought for the reality all these years, whereas the Slavs (our Russian residents) had been exterminated within the Donbass (area of Ukraine). That’s the reason I’m backing his (President Putin’s) choice to face up for peculiar folks, and to struggle towards (Ukrainian navy) Nazism (genocidal extremism for killing harmless Russian folks, genocidal Ukrainian troopers who’re) parasites regardless of who they’re. Each struggle has an finish. Let’s hope that this (the armed floor battle between the Russian Federation and Ukraine) may even finish within the subsequent few days.”

 Povetkin, age 42, the Athens 2004 Olympic Tremendous Heavyweight Gold medalist, 36-3-1 with 25 knockouts, Chekhov, Russian Federation, fought as a professional between 2005 and 2021, held the WBA common heavyweight title between 2013 and 2014, fought in 9 world title bouts, and held the World Boxing Council Interim World Heavyweight title from 2020 to 2021, when he received and misplaced to Dillian Whyte. Povetkin, in a diminished capability, retired after he misplaced a rematch to Whyte in Might 2021, after contracting the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus.

 Over two million refugees are estimated to have fled Ukraine, together with a million youngsters, for the reason that Russian Federation Particular Navy Operations started a number of weeks in the past. Ceasefire and peace negotiations proceed because the Russian navy surrounds Kiev.




Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent

Robert Brizel – Head Boxing Correspondent

Robert is the Head Boxing Correspondent for Actual Fight Media Boxing since 2013. Robert can be a photographer and ringside reporter for the RCM Tri State area which incorporates NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts unique interviews, offers historic boxing articles and offers editorial ringside protection of main boxing occasions. You possibly can contact or comply with Robert on Fb and by e mail at [email protected]

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