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Hryunov Denies Povetkin-Rahman Reshuffle For July 27

By Alexey Sukachev and Yuri Tarantin

Earlier today rumors were widespread on the web that a proposed fight between WBA heavyweight champion (the regular one) Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) and former undisputed heavyweight king Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) would fight on July 27 in Moscow, Russia, despite a recent hand injury suffered by the American veteran.

According to Izvestia media agency, Rahman’s injury wasn’t serious, and the surgery to fix it had gone pretty well - and The Rock was ready to come back to the ring no later than at the end of the month. Izvestia has also quoted Povetkin saying the following: “Active negotiations are still under way but I can say firmly now that the fight with Hasim Rahman will take place on July 27 in Moscow, the capital of my Homeland. I’m glad to fight him on my home turf. Beforehand, I wasn’t much concerned about it and I didn’t care where the fight would take its place – in Hamburg or in London – but now I’m glad because I’m finally coming back home."

However, this news was immediately dismissed by Povetkin’s manager Vladimir Hryunov in his quickie with Allboxing.ru. “Surely, that’s a lie. This is just not happening. Indeed, we are considering a match-up for Alexander in late July against a WBA-ranked fighter, and negotiations with the World Boxing Association are under way right now. But Rahman fight is impossible because he is injured."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by macman on 07-03-2012

The haye vs chisora winner would be very worthwhile, but with his showing against Huck it's hard to make a case that he has a major chance against Klitchko. He needs a good win over the likes of the haye…

Comment by Hayehammer on 07-02-2012

Povetkin needs to man up and fight the real heavyweight king Wladimir klitschko! Or atleast take on the haye vs chisora winner!

Comment by The Hammer on 07-02-2012

So according to what he said, Povetkin may be fighting someone else. Nearly any WBA-ranked contender would be better than the faded Rahman. Hopefully it will be an undefeated up-and-comer like Pulev, Boytsov or Ustinov.

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