Although both men entered the bout with unbeaten records it was Povetkin who was the prohibitive favourite. Not only was the Russian the defending WBA Heavyweight champion but he also took to the ring a very distinguished amateur record and a proven class.
It was the proven class of Povetkin that was evident from the off and although little happened in the opening round it was the champion who looked the more comfortable almost spending the opener working out what his challenger had.
Having realised that Wawrzyk had a pea shooter arsenal Povetkin went to work in the second round and dropped the Pole with a sharp shot. After being dropped the writing was on the wall for Wawrzyk who did well to see out the second round but was stopped in the 3rd as Povetkin put on an impressive performance against an admittedly weak opponent.
With the Polish fighter out of the way Povetkin will now be preparing for a bout with Wladimir Klitschko. The bout, worth a career high payday for both men, did requie Povetkin to win here and with that out of the way fans are now excited in what will be the biggest Heavyweight clash in quite some time (whether you include Klitschko v David Haye or not, this appears to be a bigger bout for us).