All the talk is about Lomachenko's visit to London but there's a heavyweight fight on the undercard that has caught Betfair Ambassador David Haye's attention...
"Alexander Povetkin still has some fight left in him but he’s at the end of his career"
Fury has many fantastic attributes
Hughie Fury was beaten by Kubrat Pulev last year and many believed he had found his level as a heavyweight, but it's worth keeping in mind he's a young man, still in his early twenties. He has many fantastic attributes. He's very big, standing at 6ft 6inches tall, very awkward and difficult to hit with more than one shot.
Hughie Fury remains a live threat to any heavyweight on the planet. He's so big, he's so awkward and although he's not going to knock too many high-ranking opponents out, he would give the best of them a real hard night. He's capable of making any opponent look bad and that's something most contenders would be eager to avoid.
I remember when he fought Joseph Parker and pushed him close. Parker was chasing Fury around the ring for most of that night. Unfortunately for Fury he wasn't able to hold his feet and let enough quality punches go. He was punching on the move and trying to evade and that wasn't winning the rounds.
Povetkin can find a way to win
The same tactic also won't be enough to beat Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night. Povetkin has proven, time and again, he can find a way to get to fighters and knock them out. He stopped Carlos Takam and went 12 rounds with Wladimir Klitschko.
He has a solid chin and showed it again when taking a massive left hook from David Price which nearly dropped him. A round later and we saw Price stretched out as a result of that almighty left hook that caught him clean on the button. Alexander Povetkin still has some fight left in him but he's at the end of his career and if there was ever a man to out-box the Russian at this stage I'd imagine it to be someone very similar to Hughie Fury.
Alexander Povetkin knocked out David Price in March 2018, but I don't believe he will get to Hughie Fury as easy as that. Fury has long arms and is in with a man who isn't the biggest heavyweight in the world, so will look to frustrate him early.
Fury could win on points
There are two possible outcomes I can see from this fight and two options if you intend to place a bet on the result. You can take a punt on Alexander Povetkin landing a big shot and winning by knockout or you can have your money on Hughie Fury keeping it long, staying out of trouble and winning on points. Neither would surprise me.
Povetkin is odds-on favourite to win the fight with 4/9 available at Betfair against the 13/8 of Fury and 22/1 the draw. There's more to be had in the method of victory market. Povetkin by KO/TKO is 11/4, the same price as Hughie Fury on points.