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Nikolai Valuev: I Doubt Haye vs Povetkin Happens

By Ruslan Chikov

The former world heavyweight champion of the the WBA, Nikolai Valuev (50-2, 34 KOs), does not believe that a fight will happen between Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs) and current WBA champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KOs). If Haye is unable to get mandatory challenger Ruslan Chagaev approved to fight in England, then Povetkin, who is ranked at #2 by the WBA, will become the next boxer in line to face Haye on May 21. Chagaev's link to Hepatitis B will likley prevent him from being able to face Haye in England. 

Valuev doesn't see Haye-Povetkin happening because the advantage will be too far in Haye's favor.

"This battle could take place, however, it is likely going to be staged in England, and you have to understand that everything will be stacked against Alex if that happens. Therefore, I have serious doubts about whether the fight between Haye and Povetkin will actually take place," Valuev said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 02-19-2011

[QUOTE=Pirao;10127714]Agreed. [B]Povetkin would be foolish to turn a shot at Haye's belt down[/B], if it's true that Haye offered it. I doubt the fight happens unless the WBA forces Haye to fight Povetkin, and I doubt the WBA will do…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 02-19-2011

[QUOTE=stevielee;10126961]Cotto is a *****. Manhood taken away by Clottey heart taken by Pac Man.[/QUOTE] WTF ? :D Are you lost ? 1.) Cotto had his career fuked by a cheating glove-loader 2.) Cotto was a beast, it is a joke…

Comment by Pirao on 02-19-2011

[QUOTE=paulf;10126341]Povetkins one step away from completely missing out on his career, Valuev is wrong. [B]If the fight doesn't happen it will be because of Haye.[/B] Both Povetkin and Atlas have a chance to redeem themselves here. Lets see if they…

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 02-19-2011

[QUOTE=stevielee;10126936]Povetkins power and speed would totally overwhelm Gay Boy. KO by 4[/QUOTE] Never going to happen. :loser:

Comment by stevielee on 02-19-2011

Cotto is a *****. Manhood taken away by Clottey heart taken by Pac Man.

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