Svechnikov says Ovechkin is best pound-for-pound boxer in the world

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It doesn't appear as though Andrei Svechnikov has any interest in dropping the mitts with Alex Ovechkin again.

The Carolina Hurricanes youngster, who's taken boxing lessons for the past few years, was asked who the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world is. Rather than choosing a professional fighter, he quickly went with Ovechkin, according to ABC 11's Mark Armstrong.

Svechnikov knows better than anyone not to trifle with the Washington Captials legend, as the two fought in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series in April. It didn't go well for the rookie.

Svechnikov is listed at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, but was clearly overmatched against his fellow Russian, who comes in at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds.

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