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Top ten worst excuses in boxing: Number Three

Alexander Povetkin
We list the worst excuses fighters have given for poor performances

3. Something doesn’t smell right
Despite beating Marco Huck via majority decision in 2012, Alexander Povetkin’s team gave a baffling excuse for his laboured performance against the smaller man. They claimed Huck smelt so bad it distracted Povetkin. More specifically, they claimed Huck had lathered himself in some kind of illegal substance that affected their charge’s senses. Unsurprisingly, they had no evidence to back up their claims.

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