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Sports - April 1, 2018

Povetkin floors David Price in fifth-round knockout

David Price on the floor after being knocked-out by Povetkin.

David Price missed out on a major upset as he was knocked out by former world WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin at the Principality Stadium.

The Liverpool fighter, 34, was knocked out in the fifth round by the Russian – who has twice failed drug tests.

Povetkin, 38, floored him with a brutal left hook on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s win over Joseph Parker.

Earlier, there were wins for WBA bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett and lightweight Anthony Crolla in Cardiff.

Price, who enjoyed a height and reach advantage, landed two shots at the end of the first round to give himself hope, having come into this contest as a 20-1 outsider.

But Povetkin’s power told in the third as he chopped down Price with a booming left hook that cut him just above his left eye.

The Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist answered the count and gave Povetkin plenty to think about at the end of the round with a huge right hand of his own, but he could not sustain that scare.

 

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