As expected, Povetkin destroyed Rahman in two one-sided rounds in Hamburg, Germany. Rahman's legs wobbled with the first punch Povetkin landed in round one and he had no answer for Povetkin's power shots in rounds two. Referee Gustavo Padilla mercifully waved off the mismatch at 1:46 of round two with Rahman hanging on the ropes and virtually defenseless. Punch stats had Povetkin outlanding Rahman 42-10.
Rahman falls to 50-8-2-1 NC with 41 KOs. He will always be remembered for his one-punch knockout of Lennox Lewis in 2001 ... but he needs to retire. Now.