Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Povetkin-Takam Clash Eyed For 10/24 In Moscow

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...
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dr.Eisenfaust on 08-06-2014

If Haye, Fury, Wilder had half the courage of Povetkin, the HW division would be sensational.

Comment by Dr.Eisenfaust on 08-06-2014

[QUOTE=yoz;14827945]Credit to Povetkin. He could have easily faded away into obscurity after the Wlad defeat.[/QUOTE] Povetkin is currently the 2nd best HW of the world.

Comment by GhostBlade on 08-06-2014

After Wlad, Takam will probably be Povetkin's biggest test. We'll see if Povetkin still has what it takes to be a contender in the division. Povetkin better save his energy because Takam is a huge workhorse as seen in the…

Comment by Slowhand on 08-06-2014

Sounds great. I still rate Povetkin right behind Wlad, but I´m curious to see if Takam can give him a tough fight.

Comment by King_ on 08-05-2014

Excellent fight and if Takam wins I would like to see him as a voluntary defense for Wlad next year Pulev-Takam-Stiverne/Wilder Not bad

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (24)
Top Headlines Paul Gallen Beats Junior Paulo, Vows To KO Ryan Carr Next Concepcion vs. Yafai Still On, WBA Belt At Stake For Yafai Only Adrien Broner Hit For Damages in Sex Tape Lawsuit Photos: Jayson Velez vs. Alfredo Santiago, Serrano-Silgado Weigh-in Light-Heavy, Trainer Banned Over Nick Blackwell Readmission Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt Lands on BoxNation Video: Joshua, Molina, Chisora, Whyte, Ortiz, Taylor Weigh-In Hozumi Hasegawa in Shock Retirement, Won't Defend WBC Belt Photos: Yafai on Point, Concepcion Overweight and Loses Belt Photos: Joshua vs. Molina, Chisora vs. Whyte - Official Weigh-in Randy Caballero, Golden Boy Reach Deal To Extend Promotional Lipinets' Manager: Troyanovsky Had No Chin, Indongo Ours in 2017 Abner Mares: I'm Not Scared of Cuellar's Power; I Hit Hard, Too Wladimir Klitschko: I Want To Fight The Very Best Anthony Joshua Charlo: Not Much Left For Me at 154; I'm Not Afraid of Golovkin! Frank Warren Talks Parker-Ruiz, Joshua Revealing McCracken Link Quigg: I Have To Keep Winning, Build Buzz For Frampton Rematch Bob Arum Reflects on Kicking Out Anthony Mundine, Praises Horn Paul Gallen Losing Hope of Landing Sonny Bill Williams Clash Amir Khan Family Dispute To Be Part of New Reality Show? Anthony Joshua Sees No Need To Use Chisora-Whyte WWE Tactics Roach: Pacquiao-Crawford Possible, I like Pacquiao-Canelo Better Joselito Velazquez To Face Eduardo Casimero in Pro Debut Abel Sanchez: Ruiz, Parker Will Hit Each Other, Hurt Each Other Will Khalid Yafai Expand the Picture at 115? Jackson: Kovalev Was 5-1 After Six, Was 3-3 With Ward in Last Six Molina Warns Joshua: You Slip Up Once and You Will Be Dancing! Oleksandr Usyk Eyes World Titles Held By Gassiev, Tony Bellew Julian Williams: Being Underrated and Overlooked Ends Saturday Chocolatito's Manager Outlines The Options For 2017 Photos: Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz Weigh-In - Ready For War Photos: Cuellar vs. Mares, Charlo vs. Williams - Final Presser Marco Huck vs. Noel Gevor Eliminator Order By The IBF Briggs Warns Hearn: Keep Joshua Away From Me and He'll Rule! Misha Aloian of Russia Loses Olympic Silver After Failed PED Test Photos: Chavez Jr. and Britsch - Go Face To Face at Final Presser Crawford: Me and Molina Can Box It Out, Bang It Out Or Whatever British Board Admits Decision on Chisora Did Not Come Easy Joseph Parker Signs Up With VADA, Will Be Testing in Ruiz Bout Photos: Crawford vs. Molina - Face To Face at Final Presser
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement