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Boente: Wladimir Will Not Get Forced Into Povetkin Bout

By Luke Furman

Undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51KOs) will not allow himself to get forced into a fight with WBC "regular" champion Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17KOs), according to Wladimir's manager Bernd Boente.

Following Povetkin's one-sided knockout of Hasim Rahman, the Russian boxer's promoter, Sauerland Event, said the WBA has given Wladimir until the end of February to face Povetkin. Wladimir defense his belts next against undefeated Mariusz Wach on November 10th in Hamburg.

Boente denies the WBA's mandate and says Wladimir has until the end of July and even then the unified champion will take the best fight possible.

"The [WBA] gave us a period of two years, from the time of the David Haye fight [in July 2011], to make a mandatory defense. In other words, up to July 2013. Povetkin is not a true champion, he's the same [as everyone else], a normal contender. We will not allow anyone to force us to do anything," Boente said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 10-02-2012

I like what Boente had to say this time. Team Povetkin aren't dictating anything.

Comment by techliam on 10-02-2012

[QUOTE=CHOWWOKKA;12570425]Wlad is not an undisputed champion is he?[/QUOTE] No, neither is Povetkin the "WBC 'Regular' Champion". The article is poorly written

Comment by CHOWWOKKA on 10-02-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;12570038][B]Undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko[/B] (58-3, 51KOs) will not allow himself to get forced into a fight with WBC "regular" champion Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17KOs), according to Wladimir's manager Bernd Boente. Following Povetkin's one-sided knockout of Hasim Rahman, the Russian…

Comment by Someone88 on 10-02-2012

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;12570305]When I read the headline I thought to myself, what is wrong with Wlad? However, after reading the article I find it beyond bizarre that Pusvetkin and his people actually believe that they are calling the shots. Are they…

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 10-02-2012

Just sounds like political jabs, does Povetkin really even want the fight?

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