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Klitschko-Povetkin: Network Bidding War Could Erupt

By Rick Reeno

Russian promoter Vladimir Hryunov advised BoxingScene.com that no decision has been made regarding the television networks which are going to showcase the huge heavyweight event featuring WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KOs) making a mandatory defense against Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KOs)

The fight is set for October 5th at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

In Russia, both Russia 1 and Channel One Russia have expressed heavy interest in picking up the event.

In Germany there could be an all-out bidding battle. Klitschko has an exclusive contract with RTL, while Povetkin, through his promotional contract with Sauerland Event, is bound to network rival ARD. However, Hryunov shook things when he bid $23 million dollars to secure the Klitschko-Povetkin promotional rights.

Hryunov, a third party with no ties to either boxer, is capable of placing the fight on either Germny network. Money will dictate Hryunov's direction in this matter, and having the fight on pay-per-view, potentially on Sky Germany, has not been ruled out.

In the United States, both HBO and Showtime are interested in the fight. There have already been discussions between Hryunov and HBO.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HWChampion on 07-25-2013

[QUOTE=JAB5239;13580795][FONT="Tahoma"][COLOR="Navy"] Lol, this is what Im talking about, Klit fans trying to deny and justify to make their guy look better. Floyd has no less than 8 fighters on his resume that are or will be in the HOF. And…

Comment by beez721 on 07-24-2013

[QUOTE=JAB5239;13585642][FONT="Tahoma"][COLOR="Navy"]Maybe for the first few rounds, than he'll start being slowed down by Wlad's jab and his leaning on him. I'm thinking Wlad stops him between 8 and 10 in a fight Povetkin doesn't win more than 2 rounds in,…

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Comment by Ravens Fan on 07-24-2013

[QUOTE=JAB5239;13586100][COLOR="Navy"][FONT="Tahoma"]THIS you have no need to apologize for. Long winded maybe, but a well thought out and articulated post that I found myself agreeing with in many parts. This is the kind of post I can appreciate even if I…

Comment by daggum on 07-24-2013

hbo "5 dollars!" showtime "10 dollars" hbo "15 dollars!" showtime "20 dollars!" hbo "too much!"

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