By Alexey Sukachev and Jake Donovan
A heavyweight clash between former heavyweight titlist Alexander Povetkin and Carlos Takam is in the works for October 24, BoxingScene.com has learned Tuesday afternoon.
The fight, once officially signed, will land in Moscow, Russia, with the WBC Silver heavyweight title at stake. The significance of the "title" on the line provides yet another contender in a growing list of heavyweights waiting for the winner of a yet-to-be-scheduled heavyweight clash between Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder.
Povetkin (27-1, 19KOs) rebounded from the lone loss of his career–a 12-round decision to Wladimir Klitschko last October–with a 7th round stoppage of former title challenger Manuel Charr this past May. The loss to Klitschko ended Povetkin's two-year stay as a heavyweight titlist.
Takam (30-1-1, 23KOs) enters the fight on the heels of a breakout 2014 campaign. The Cameroon-born heavyweight caught worldwide attention with an impressive showing in a controversial 10-round draw with Mike Perez this past January in New York City. Many felt Takam was cheated out of a win, but the 33-year old simply moved forward with the next task at hand, scoring a landslide decision over American heavyweight Tony Thompson this past June in his adopted homeland of France.
A full report from BoxingScene.com Eastern European Editor Alexey Sukachev to come shortly...