Povetkin Owns All
These are two fights that I want to see: Povetkin/Byrd and Brock/Chambers. Byrd will assuredly be the toughest test for the young super-prospect, but I have to pick him. Povetkin won't be exposed against a fighter like Byrd whose size isn't enough to deter him from his onslaught of fast, combination punching. It'll take someone like Klitschko or another big, skilled heavyweight to potentially do that. As for Brock/Chambers, this is great. I think if Eddie Chambers is going to be taken seriously as the top, young American heavyweight he needs to be making this kind of fight. I give him his propers for beating Dominic Guinn on ShoBox earlier this year and this is a logical step.
I'll admit, I don't see a scenario where Povetkin doesn't come out of this thing the winner. I'd pick him to beat all three of these guys, but obviously I'm a homer for him. Even given that, I fear that if this in fact comes to fruition that he'll be beaten, not sure how soundly, by Wlad. I know Povetkin has made a career out of moving along quickly, but I wonder if this is too fast. Regardless, it's wonderful that he wants to press it so much; it shows a great desire to improve and be the best.
Supposing that he doesn't win, it still clears up the picture somewhat in terms of contenders. I'd hope Chambers would take it should Povetkin fail to do so.