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Chagaev Plans To Return Before The End of 2011

By Ruslan Chikov

The former WBA world heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (27-2-1, 17 KOs) is planning to return before the end of the year. Two weeks ago in Germany, Chagaev suffered a twelve round unanimous decision loss to undefeated Alexander Povetkin. Chagaev took the fight after a long layoff and wants to stay very busy to sharpen his skills.

"Right now I have to talk with my promoter very soon, because I intend to have at least one more fight this year. It does not matter to me if its an eight or a ten round bout, I just want to box. I need the practice. And next year plan to climb in the rankings and re-qualify for a championship shot," said Chagaev to Championat.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by UglyPug on 09-05-2011

[QUOTE=Alec900;11086708]Helenius vs Chagaev,make it happen.winner gets povetkin-dimitrenko winner (if it happens)[/QUOTE] i like it! maybe throw adamek and arreola in the mix too!

Comment by Alec900 on 09-05-2011

Helenius vs Chagaev,make it happen.winner gets povetkin-dimitrenko winner (if it happens)

Comment by joe strong on 09-05-2011

[QUOTE=IRISH LULLABY;11086505]Part of the reason why Povetkin and co. even mustered enough courage to get in the ring with Chagaev was because he looked terrible in his previous bout and was never the same fighter he once was. Chagaev in…

Comment by Faerun on 09-05-2011

He has never been good to begin with. Might as well retire.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 09-05-2011

If he wants to be a stepping stone by all means continue but go for the paydays while you still can

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