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 Last update:  4/8/2013       Read more by Ruslan Chikov         
   
Povetkin vs. Wawrzyk Looms For May 17th Showdown
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By Ruslan Chikov

WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17 KOs) many very weill defend his title against undefeated 6'5 Andrzej Wawrzyk (27-0, 13 KOs) of Poland on May 17th in Moscow, according to the fighter's manager Vladimir Hryunov. The event is headlined by a duel between WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev and challenger Guillermo Jones. Hryunov is waiting to get approval from the WBA, who ordered Povetkin to face unified champion Wladimir Klitschko in a mandatory fight by the end of August.

'We are working on this fight, but it is too early to consider it a finalized issue. A number of conditions have to be met. We need the consent of the WBA to take this fight before the clash with Wladimir Klitschko. In this matter, the WBA is talking with Povetkin's promoter Sauerland Event. According to the decree of the WBA, Wladimir and Alexander have to fight no later than August 31. Therefore, the earliest possible time to make a fight for Povetkin is in May," Hryunov said.

Wladimir will defend his title, on May 4th, against Francesco Pianeta.

Tags: Alexander Povetkin , Andrzej Wawrzyk , Povetkin-Wawrzyk , Povetkin vs. Wawrzyk


 

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comment by ddangerous, on 04-09-2013
Povetkin is fighting this dude to get some rounds in on someone with some height in preparation for big bad Wlad. Probably a smart move.

comment by Ravens Fan, on 04-09-2013
[QUOTE=JAB5239] Post #4. I can provide more if need be. But you're right, it's not important. I just enjoy showing the double standards many have on this forum. Lol, call me petty, but it still doesn't change the fact.[/QUOTE] What Post #4 the one on this thread? Wait? You wrote post #4. Does th...

comment by JAB5239, on 04-09-2013
[QUOTE=Ravens Fan]It really makes no sense to me and I could find nothing about what you have stated. If you want to point me in the right direction I would like to read it. But than again it really isn't that important.[/QUOTE] Post #4. I can provide more if need be. But you're right, it's no...

comment by Ravens Fan, on 04-09-2013
[QUOTE=JAB5239]Like I said, check around. You can find at least two threads with an easy search where this has been said but deleted. Fortunately it was already quoted. :D[/QUOTE] It really makes no sense to me and I could find nothing about what you have stated. If you want to point me in the r...

comment by JAB5239, on 04-09-2013
[QUOTE=Ravens Fan]Why would any Klitschko fan criticize Haye for choosing a certain opponent and than praise Pusvetkin for picking the same one? I would believe that most would have the same opinion about both of them choosing this clown. Or if anything even calling out Pusvetkin a little more fo...

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