Dmitry Luchnikov, cutman of Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin, expressed dissatisfaction with Fly gloves, in which Briton Dillian White went to fight against his ward. In his opinion, these gloves should be banned as they are too thin.
“I would pay attention to Dillian’s gloves, this is a relatively new company Fly. I absolutely do not like it. I would ban them altogether. We even wrote to Russ Anber, the CEO of Rival. Russ worked with Usik in his last fight with Chisora, and he said that they also had problems with gloves. When he held them in his hands – and he himself is a glove manufacturer and knows this business up and down – he did not like them, it’s like fighting with bare fists, ”said Dmitry Luchnikov in interview with Match TV.
Cutman noted that Povetkin boxed in Rival gloves with horsehair filling, which, according to him, are also stiff, but take care of their hands. Luchnikov stressed that he did not consider White’s gloves to be a decisive factor in this fight, but at the same time said that the Briton’s hand was covered with a thin layer of foam rubber 3-4 mm thick.
“The weight of the glove is the same – 8 or 10 ounces, but it can be achieved by inserting heavy rubber in the wrist area, and on your fist you have, in fact, the thinnest layer of skin, like foil,” summed up Luchnikov.
We will remind, earlier the promoter of Povetkin Andrey Ryabinsky said that now is the best time for Alexander to end his career.