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Povetkin Hires Zimin as Trainer After Failing To Get Roach

By Ruslan Chikov

Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18KOs) has hired Alexander Zimin to train him for the October 5th bout with WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51KOs), taking at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Russian businessman Andrei Ryabinsky confirmed the information and says Zimin is now the head trainer of the camp.

Ryabinsky had tried to get Freddie Roach, but there were issues with Roach being unable to spend several weeks in Russia training Povetkin. He wanted Povetkin to train in the United States, which didn't make sense to the boxer. After they failed to reach a deal, Roach accepted an offer to train  former three division champion Miguel Cotto, who returns to action on the same day as Povetkin.

Povetkin was trained for his last few fights by former champion Kostya Tszyu. Ryabinsky says there is a possibility that Tszyu will return to Povetkin's team, with Zimin still leading the way as head trainer.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ulver on 07-22-2013

[QUOTE=Khmelnytsky;13579168]Zimin trained Arbachakov and Nazarov who are two of the greatest champions ever from the FSU. Considering what he had to work with in Valuev he did a good job making him a belt holder.[/QUOTE] Marco Huck beat the crap…

Comment by Ulver on 07-22-2013

[QUOTE=Mannie Phresh;13578389]Povetkin kos Klit.[/QUOTE] Yeah, he KOs Wladimir, and then he wakes up in a cold sweat from the dream he'd been having. Povetkin, with his short stubby arms and lack of reach, is going to get tattooed every time…

Comment by Khmelnytsky on 07-22-2013

[QUOTE=Ogecca MaMa;13577934]tells me that Povetkin is here just to cash out. He hires a guy who doesnt know how to train. Zimin traiend dumb ass valuev, and between rounds I always love to hear his bull that he preached to…

Comment by Weltschmerz on 07-22-2013

[QUOTE=Mannie Phresh;13578389]Povetkin kos Klit.[/QUOTE] Up for a bet on that one?

Comment by Canelo Phresh on 07-22-2013

Povetkin kos Klit.

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