By Shawn Craddick
I cannot begin to tell you how disappointed I am in Wladimir Klitshko. I believed that Wladimir was going to beat Alexander Povetkin tonight but not in the way he won. Wladimir was hitting Alexander all night but the clinch fest was killing me and the fans. Then I kept seeing Wladimir throwing Alexander around. Alexander knew he had to get inside and land a meaningful punch, but every time he got inside he grabbed him over and over and over. Then come the leaning on his back. I thought Alexander was going to do the fireman's carry. You know, when a person is passed out and you have carry them over your shoulders and take them to safety.
It was just ridiculous tonight. I was highly disappointed in Wladimir's performance and I really think it is time for him to hang up his gloves. He is getting older and he just cannot compete at this level at peak performance without doing shady stuff now. There is what is called the tricks of the trade and then there's what's called dirty fighting. We did not see the tricks of the trade tonight.