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Hryunov: Klitschko-Povetkin Well Worth The $23 Million

By Luke Furman

Russian promoter Vladimir Hryunov says the upcoming battle between WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51KOs), and WBA "regular" champion Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17KOs), was well worth the $23.2 million dollars that he bid to secure the promotional rights.

Hryunov is targeting the fight for a September date in Russia at the Olympiyskiy stadium, which holds over 70,000 fans. Hryunov is putting the show together with Russian businessman Andrei Ryabinsky.

Povetkin is going to make a own voluntary defense against Polish opponent Andrzej Wawrzyk on May 17 in Russia.

"23 million dollars is a lot of money, but you have the two best fighters in the heavyweight division right now [facing each other], Klitschko against Povetkin. Of course it's a lot of money, but it's a huge fight for boxing right now. We tried to make this [before] but this time I think we'll make the fight. How many people have been waiting for Pacquiao against Mayweather? A lot, everybody. Everybody wants to watch the fight between Povetkin and Klitschko. I think there is no risk," Hryunov said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by yoz on 05-13-2013

Povetkin by robbery.

Comment by Ogecca MaMa on 05-13-2013

what I said before about some bussiness man that sponsors it and wants a good night?) I doub't they will make any profit though. Hopefully it's going to be a good night

Comment by Ray* on 05-13-2013

Klits better check their cheque properly and make sure it didn't bounce.

Comment by DuckDodgers on 05-13-2013

He'll at least break even on this fight, and will probably profit a few million. The Russian economy is going nuts right now and Moscow now has the highest cost of living in the world. 70,000 seats in Moscow is…

Comment by Hitman932 on 05-13-2013

23 million in counterfeit $100 supernotes if I know this Hyrunov as well as I think.

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