Alexander Povetkin: I Would Like To Fight Tyson Fury

By Ruslan Chikov

WBA "regular" world heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16 KOs) has a lot of challengers lining up to face him. Within an hour after knocking out Cedric Boswell on Saturday night in Helsinki, Povetkin was challenged by popular WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs). Povetkin's next fight is likely against the WBA's mandatory contender, 39-year-old former two-time champion Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs).

One possible opponent for the near future that Povetkin mentioned to Alexander Pavlov, is British/Commonwealth champion Tyson Fury (17-0, 12KOs)

[In the future I want a fight] with Tyson Fury from the UK. It would be the kind of fight that I would take before a clash with [Wladimir] Klitschko," Povetkin said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 12-06-2011

[QUOTE=JimmyMcNulty;11520954]This is an odd statement to make. Most HWs say they want the Klits, this overrated bum says he wants Tyson Fury.... Shows what he thinks of his own level.[/QUOTE] Right now there isnt any heavyweight out there whos on…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 12-06-2011

[QUOTE=giacomino;11523156]Berbick's dead. And your point is? I am sure Povetkin will be calling out Joe Frazier too when somebody reads him Frazier's obit[/QUOTE] He is dead, that was my point.

Comment by BostonGuy on 12-05-2011

This is actually a much closer fight than many people think it is. Fury's had several good performances this year against some solid opponents and he's pretty dedicated now than in previous years. Against Povektin, Fury has the much longer…

Comment by giacomino on 12-05-2011

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;11520347]Actually Trevor Berbick was murdered back in 2006. And Rahman may be old and past his prime but, at this point, his power alone is more than anything Fury has to offer. And I am sure this is only…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 12-05-2011

[QUOTE=JimmyMcNulty;11520954]This is an odd statement to make. Most HWs say they want the Klits, this overrated bum says he wants Tyson Fury.... Shows what he thinks of his own level.[/QUOTE] You have a very good point.

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