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Deontay Wilder-Alexander Povetkin a Very Hot Ticket in Moscow

By Yuri Tarantin

According to promoter Andriy Ryabinsky of World of Boxing, tickets are flying for the scheduled showdown between World Boxing Council (WBC) world champion Deontay Wilder and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.

Ryabinsky secured the promotional rights in February by bidding over $7 million. A few weeks later he made a decision to stage the fight at the MegaSport Arena on May 21 in Moscow, Russia.

The venue holds a max of 14,000 fans. A sold out venue is expected. Earlier today, Ryabinsky's company released the first batch of tickets and 1,000 of the best seats were picked up within six minutes time. 

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Wilder was last seen in the ring in January, when he knocked out Artur Szpilka in nine rounds at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Povetkin and Ryabinsky were ringside for the fight.

Povetkin had a stay-busy fight in November with a twelfth round stoppage of Polish contender Mariusz Wach.

Wilder has a record of 36 wins (35 by KO) and no losses. For his part, Povetkin has a record of 30 wins (22 by KO) and one defeat.

Besides Wilder-Povetkin, Ryaninsky is putting together a very solid undercard for the show.

The secondary main event of the evening will feature a cruiserweight unification bout between WBA champion Denis Lebedev of Russia and IBF champion Victor Ramirez of Argentina. Also as part of the card, well-known local fighters like Dmitry Bivol, Dmitry Kudryashov and Rakhim Chakhkiev will see action in separate bouts.

Yuri Tarantin covers boxing for Allboxing.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Klitschko2017 on 04-19-2016

Deontay is a cash cow

Comment by WTF Huck! on 04-19-2016

[QUOTE=leeayon;16626216]Creed vs Drago ?[/QUOTE] Yawn. What a tired and overused analogy.

Comment by WTF Huck! on 04-19-2016

[QUOTE=Corelone;16624544]Just hoping he doesn't freeze up.[/QUOTE] Wilder doesn't freeze on the big stage. He sizzles, baby!

Comment by jwalkr on 04-19-2016

Since our president won't do **** about Russian planes buzzing our ship & planes, hopefully Wilder can do some talkin for the USA.

Comment by cnichols on 04-19-2016

Does anyone know of an English speaking website that sells tickets to the Wilder vs Povetkin fight?

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