Bernd Boente, the manager of WBO/WBA/IBO/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KOs), spoke to BoxingScene.com about the ongoing dispute to resolve the outstanding issues connected to the mandatory fight against WBA "regular" heavyweight beltholder Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17 KOs).
A few weeks ago, the World Boxing Association issued an order which granted Wladimir's request to have a voluntary defense. According to the order, Wladimir was granted permission to defend his "super title" prior to facing Povetkin - but their respective camps were given a deadline of February 28 to reach an agreement for their mandatory fight. Additionally, the WBA set down a purse bid date of March 18th for Klitschko-Povetkin, and they set down a purse bid split of 75-25 in Wladimir's favor. [Click Here To Read More