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 Last update:  4/7/2012       Read more by Ruslan Chikov         
   
Povetkin Will Start Training For Rahman in Late April
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By Ruslan Chikov

WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16KOs) will begin training in late April for his upcoming defense, according to his manager Vladimir Hryunov. Povetkin will face former two-time heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41KOs) on July 14th in Germany, with the venue still to be determined.

For his last fight in February with cruiserweight king Marco Huck, Povetkin's training camp was a disaster - as he started training late due to a disagreement with former coach Teddy Atlas of America. When Atlas refused to travel over to Eastern Europe to train Povetkin, Hryunov was forced to bring in veteran coach Alexander Zimin on late notice. Povetkin struggled in the fight with Huck and there were obvious stamina issues.

This time around, Zimin will have plenty of time to prepare Povetkin and utilize new techniques.

"Alexander, along with his coach Alexander Zimin, will begin the first stage of the preparation for fight with Rahman in late April. In early June, Alex will continue to work in Chekhov. Right now we are select the candidates to serve as Alexander's sparring partners," Hyrunov said.

Tags: Hasim Rahman , Alexander Povetkin , Povetkin-Rahman , Povetkin vs Rahman


 

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comment by Ogecca MaMa, on 04-07-2012
I lol'd when I read thread name. Dude is all serious, like preparing for Olympic games..

comment by Tobi.G, on 04-07-2012
[QUOTE=tripper]Any self respecting heavyweight wouldnt need to train for rahman. They'd just roll out their beds about half an hour before the fight , knock his old , slow ass out and then party.[/QUOTE] Rahman has lot of time to prepare and he still packs a good punch, Povetkin is hitable! Po...

comment by tripper, on 04-07-2012
Any self respecting heavyweight wouldnt need to train for rahman. They'd just roll out their beds about half an hour before the fight , knock his old , slow ass out and then party.

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