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 Last update:  2/1/2013       Read more by Ruslan Chikov         
   
Boente: Five Contenders in The Running For Klitschko
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By Ruslan Chikov

There are five contenders in the running to face WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50KOs), according to the boxer's manager Bernd Boente.

Earlier this week, Team Klitschko received a very favorable decision from the World Boxing Association, who will allow the boxer to delay an ordered mandatory against Alexander Povetkin. Wladimir will make a voluntary defense on April 6th in Germany. Boente did not reveal any names and the only contender mentioned over the last few weeks is Cuban Olympic gold medal winner Odlanier Solis.

"The WBA has complied with our request. We are currently in discussions with five possible opponents," said Boente.

Wladimir still has until the 28th of February to reach an agreement with Povetkin of their fight will go to a purse bid on March 18th.

Tags: Wladimir Klitschko



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comment by LacedUp, on 02-03-2013
In terms of what fights are likely to get made I meant. Arreola is fighting in march in a WBC rated about. We're looking at Solis/Pulev as the only ones. Not sure if Helenius has announced anything. With regards to Povetkin - I have just seen his figures on ARD and they aren't impressive. He shou...

comment by Tobi.G, on 02-03-2013
[QUOTE=Andrew5550]Other than povetkin who would you like to see Wlad in with next?[/QUOTE] The winner of Arreola vs. Stiverne which will be Arreola. Even Odlanier Solis but nobody knows in what kind of shape he is in at the moment. Tyson Fury, even though he still needs some time to improve eve...

comment by cameltoe, on 02-02-2013
[QUOTE=Cloud]Like the above poster said, Povetkin is on ARD and Wladimir is on RTL. Do people really believe Wladimir is ducking Povetkin?.. FFS :no:[/QUOTE] No I never implied he might be ducking. Thats not what I meant. Wlad would eat him for breakfast and K2 know that. Just wondered why,...

comment by Cloud, on 02-02-2013
[QUOTE=cameltoe]Why is Wlad trying to avoid/ delay the fight with Povetkin anyway?[/QUOTE] Like the above poster said, Povetkin is on ARD and Wladimir is on RTL. Do people really believe Wladimir is ducking Povetkin?.. FFS :no:

comment by Michael Paine, on 02-02-2013
[QUOTE=cameltoe]Why is Wlad trying to avoid/ delay the fight with Povetkin anyway? He hasn't even got a specific opponent in mind as an alternative. I understand sometimes mandatories can get in the way of a good fight that has been building up for ages, such as the Kessler Froch Adonis recent...

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