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Klitschko-Povetkin Clash Pushed Hard By The WBA

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised by well informed sources that the World Boxing Association is pushing hard for Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50KOs) to defend his heavyweight crown against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17KOs).

The sanctioning body notified both sides, by letter, that Wladimir must defend his title against Povetkin by February 26th.

Klitschko was made the WBA's "super champion" a few years ago. The belt became vacant after Klitschko defeated then "regular" champion David Haye last July. Povetkin captured the vacant "regular" title" with a twelve round decision victory over Ruslan Chagaev last August.

The WBA already started a 30 day negotiations period earlier this week. Both sides have until January 17 to reach an agreement or a purse bid will be called. It appears the WBA is going to make it very difficult for Wladimir to receive a special permit to postpone the mandatory obligation, as Wladimir made a voluntary defense against Mariusz Wach last month.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jack Napier on 12-20-2012

it's about time Povetkin is one of the few names left at HW Klits haven't sonned and that's only because he's been too scared to step up WBA shouldn't let him hide behind that regular belt any longer fight Wlad…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 12-20-2012

[QUOTE=Andrew5550;12838553]"It also tells me you haven't seen most of their fights" - arrogance or being pretentious is amongst others shining through when people assume something about someone else which they know absolutely nothing about. Saying the klits are entertaining but…

Comment by LacedUp on 12-20-2012

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;12838308]Trolling you and you talk about someone else being arrogant? You honestly think way to highly of yourself.[/QUOTE] "It also tells me you haven't seen most of their fights" - arrogance or being pretentious is amongst others shining through…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 12-20-2012

[QUOTE=Andrew5550;12838226]iPhone auto correct. You know full well I meant I've seen pretty much all of their fights. And wow - Haye should have been dq'd?? Just tells me everything about you. If Haye should have been dq'd in that fight…

Comment by LacedUp on 12-20-2012

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;12837385]Do you even know what arrogant means? As far as the Ruiz fight is concerned. I thought that it was actually pretty sad that Haye had to cave in the back of the head of an old and washed…

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