Klitschko-Povetkin: Tyson and Holyfield Are Expected

By Yuri Tarantin

The Vice President of the Professional Boxing Federation of Russia, Andrei Ryabinsky, said that he plans to invite a number of legendary boxers to the fall showdown between WBO/IBF/IBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 50KOs) and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17KOs). The event will take place in Moscow, Russia.

To seal the deal, Povetkin must defeat Andrzej Wawrzyk on May 17th, also in Moscow. Ryabinsky says former champions Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are going to attend Klitschko-Povetkin.

"For the fight between Povetkin and Klitschko, I plan to gather together all of the great boxers of the past," Ryabinsky said. "Tyson and Holyfield are sure to attend the Klitschko-Povetkin fight. Also, Vitali Klitschko confirmed to me that he will be present at our event on May 17th in Crocus City."

Yuri Tarantin covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cupocity303 on 05-15-2013

[SIZE="3"]Wlad and his team better check where their Water bottles are coming from.[/SIZE]

Comment by Mikhnienko on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=Ukr_Alex;13372991]Where did you get the info that Wlads dad is Russian?[/QUOTE] Funny how his Dad's first and last name are Ukrainian.

Comment by Banderivets on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=ROSS CALIFORNIA;13370850]Why would the Russians want to make such a big deal about an event where the Russian fighter is going to get KTFO? BTW, I know Wlads father is Russian.[/QUOTE] Where did you get the info that Wlads dad…

Comment by Wesker115 on 05-15-2013

Is there any pundit who actually rates Povetkin and thinks that he stands a chance here?

Comment by damuttz112 on 05-15-2013

Good. Tyson said he tries to distance himself from Boxing nowadays.

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