Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Povetkin Denies That He's Running From a Klitschko Fight

By Ruslan Chikov

WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16KOs) has denied some of the recently published comments on the internet, where the Klitschko brothers have claimed that he's running from a potential fight. Povetkin is waiting for a new date for his mandatory fight with former WBC champion Hasim Rahman. Once the mandatory obligation is out of the way, he wants to fight either Klitschko, but he expects to come face to face with younger brother, IBO/WBA/WBO/IBF champion Wladimir, before a fight with Vitali.

"I am ready to meet with the Klitschko brothers at any time. I do not like all of this talk, I prefer to leave [the discissions to] the ring. I have always said that I want to fight the best. I am the interim-champion of the WBA. Wladimir Klitschko is the absolute champion. There are [WBA] rules regarding defenses, and according to them I'm ensured that [Wladimir] will have to take part in a title fight with me," said Povetkin

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by UnicornGirl on 07-29-2012

You don't like at a division from it's 'top 2' especially since the god damn top 2 don't fight each other. The 4-5 best HW'S of the 90's Era Lennox Holyfield Riddick Bowe 90's Tyson and maybe Mercer-Ruddock-Tua after K2…

Comment by Der_Ubermensch on 07-28-2012

Povetkin's not running from Wlad -- he's walking [I]real fast[/I] in the other direction.

Comment by Daïa on 07-28-2012

Still no news for his "title defense" against Rahman or someone else? Tic tac tic tac... Sooner or later, he 'll have to face Wlad or be stripped.

Comment by Mike Tyson77 on 07-28-2012

He knows Wlad will knock his little ass out. He might call out Wlad when Wlad is like 40 something :nonono:

Comment by JAB5239 on 07-28-2012

[QUOTE=Der_Ubermensch;12379830]I think out of Pulev, Boytsov, Price, Haye (if he decides to quit playing games), Fury, Mago, Mitchell and Wilder, a least a couple of those guys will do something big in the division. I thought Huck rather handily beat…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (32)
Top Headlines Angulo Very Angry With Chavez Jr. For Delaying Their Fight Jorge Linares Very Willing To Face Lomachenko or Garcia Next Arum Reacts To The Chatter of a Pacquiao vs. Lomachenko Bout Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn Heading To MSG on April 14? Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Training in Beast Mode For Ahmed Lomachenko's Manager: Pacquiao is Old, No Gain in Beating Him Photos: Lamont Peterson, Robert Easter, Browne Workouts David Kaminsky, 17-Year-Old Israeli Prospect, Joins Top Rank Photos: Errol Spence Looking Very Sharp During Workout Lamont Peterson Feels He's in 'Perfect Place' For Spence Clash Miguel Berchelt Holds Presser, Still Unsure of Next Opponent Lipinets Trained With One Hand, 'Begged' to Stay in Garcia Fight Parker's Promoter: Joshua's 'More Than Human' Talk is Just Silly Brook-Rabchenko: Kid Galahad, Appleyard vs. Shafiq Added Frampton: I May Need Career Best Performance To Beat Donaire Lipinets Suffers Hand Injury, Fight Against Garcia Postponed Photos: Carl Frampton, Nonito Donaire - Go Face To Face Anthony Mundine Places Full Focus on Jeff Horn After Big KO Win David Price Agrees to Fight Povetkin on Joshua-Parker Undercard Easter: I Must Fight Tall; I Made the Shafikov Fight Too Hard Bivol: Barrera Made a Mistake Choosing to Fight Me, Not Kovalev Spence: Crawford Needs To Worry About Beating Horn Before Me Joshua: It'll Take More Than a Human to Stop Me From Destiny Trainer: Parker Knows His Place in History at Stake With Joshua Dubois Ready To Rise: I Want To Get To The Top of The Division! Joshua Embraces Idea of Tyson Fury Walking Parker To The Ring Pacquiao Says He is Targeting a Lomachenko Showdown Anthony Joshua Nominated For Laureus World Sports Award Marcus Browne: I'm Settled and Coming into My Own Sanchez: Canelo Knew if He Stopped - Golovkin Would KO Him! Jeff Horn Shakes Head at Mundine's "White Boy" Comments Roman Now Mandatory To Miguel Berchelt, Who Hunts For Foe Anthony Joshua: The Rumors About My Chin - It's All Fake News Manny Pacquiao Return Being Lined Up For Crawford-Horn Card Golovkin's Promoter Breaks Down Latest on Canelo Rematch Video: Anthony Joshua Very Eager To Get Parker in The Ring Photos: Estrada, Cuadras vs. Arroyo, Viloria - Superfly 2 Presser Video: Joseph Parker Discusses Anthony Joshua Showdown Terry Flanagan vs. Maurice Hooker To Land at O2 Arena Hearn: Jacobs-O'Sullivan Less Likely; Jacobs-Andy Lee Possible
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement