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Photos/Weights: Povetkin-Chagaev, Helenius-Liakhovich

By Przemyslaw Osiak

This weights are in for Saturday's big heavyweight doubleheader in Erfurt, Germany. In a fight for the vacant WBA "regular" title, Ruslan Chagaev (27-1-1, 17 KOs) and Alexander Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs) weighed exactly the same - 105 kilograms [231-pounds]. Former champion Evander Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KOs) was present at the weighin and wants to fight the winner. In the other big heavyweight clash, undefeated Robert Helenius (15-0, 10KOs) was 243.6-pounds, while former WBO champion Sergei Liakhovich (25-3, 16KOs) was 232-pounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nautilus on 08-27-2011

If Sergei did not have a 15 month layoff, he would have won the fight... His stamina and ability to move gave away in the the last two rounds... Vitaliy would brutalize Helenius at this point... Helenius may have a…

Comment by BostonGuy on 08-27-2011

The Helenius-Liakhovich was a great hw battle. Both guys landed repeated thudding hw shots throughout the fight and were not afraid to mix it up. As always, we got a blood 'n guts performance by Sergie as he left it…

Comment by crold1 on 08-27-2011

[QUOTE=vacon04;11046915]I do give him credit, it was a hard fight and Liakhovich was a good boxer, in fact I had Liakhovich winning until the KO by Helenius. However, he showed no defense and right now I don't see how Robert…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 08-27-2011

[QUOTE=Mikhnienko;11046782]lol i think you're nationality is clouding your eyes.[/QUOTE] Oh please.......... :nonono: I have no stock in either of these two. :nonono:

Comment by Medved on 08-27-2011

Lets do Povetkin vs Helenius for a shot at Wladamir in March/April. Man, Helenius is one ugly dude.

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