Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sauerland Protests WBA's Decision on Klitschko-Povetkin

By Alexander Pavlov

The World Boxing Association has received a protest from promoter Kalle Sauerland of Sauerland Event, who disagrees with their recent resolution to the situation between unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBA "regular" champion Alexander Povetkin.

The WBA granted Klitschko's application to make a voluntary defense on April 6th. Povetkin is the mandatory challenger and the WBA had previously ordered Wladimir to face him.

There was one condition, the WBA would have to receive a signed contract for a figh between Klitschko and Povetkin by the deadline of February 28. If they don't reach a deal, then Klitschko vs. Povetkin will head to a purse bid on March 18. If a deal is reached, then the fight must be held by the end of July.

The WBA also ordered that a purse bid would see a split of 75% for Klitschko and 25% for Povetkin 25%. In the event Klitschko loses in April, then Povetkin will see an even 50-50 split with the new champion.

Sauerland is not very happy with the proposed split. It would place Sauerland in the position of dropping a heavy bid and Klitschko standing to receive the majority of the money.

Klitschko's team have also expressed some disagreement with the WBA's order. They do not agree with the WBA's ruling that Wladimir has to reach an agreement with Povetkin before the April voluntary.

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for Sportbox.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Freedom2111 on 02-14-2013

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;13034815]Povetkin's team wasting Vlad's time as usual[/QUOTE]Yes. I believe Povetkin's management has no intentions of letting him fight Wlad unless they win the purse bid and so can use their own referees and judges.

Comment by Russian Crushin on 02-14-2013

Povetkin's team wasting Vlad's time as usual

Comment by ddangerous on 02-14-2013

[QUOTE=The Nephilim;13034721]Yeah, well, they know the game is up if they fight a Klitschko. No more pretending to be "unbeaten" (even though Huck already beat Sasha and got shafted). Poor Povetkin. At least he's got a hot wife.[/QUOTE] I just…

Comment by The Nephilim on 02-14-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;13034653]Always drama from Team Sasha.[/QUOTE] Yeah, well, they know the game is up if they fight a Klitschko. No more pretending to be "unbeaten" (even though Huck already beat Sasha and got shafted). Poor Povetkin. At least he's got a…

Comment by ddangerous on 02-14-2013

...................

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Photos: Jermell Charlo Grinds in Camp For Erickson Lubin Photos: Wlodarczyk Putting in Hard Work For Murat Gassiev Liam Smith: When Williams Feels He's Come Unstuck - He'll Quit! Joseph Parker's Coach: Anthony Joshua's Style is Perfect For Us! Sandor Martin Promises To Take Down Anthony Yigit Golovkin's Promoter: Mayweather Knew What GGG Does To Him Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak Frampton: Frank Warren Deal is Best Chance To Get Massive Fights Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing Photos: Yunier Dorticos Crushes Dmitry Kudryashov in Two Photos: Jorge Linares Drops, Beats a Very Game Luke Campbell Hearn Reveals Big Plans For U.S. Market, Being a Force on HBO HBO's Lampley Explains: Golovkin is Slipping, He's Deteriorating Photos: Joseph Parker Retains, Majority Nod Over Hughie Fury Jorge Linares: I Would Like To Fight Mikey Garcia Next! Kautondokwa Ready To Send Saunders To Sleep in December Video: Eddie Hearn on Signing Daniel Jacobs, Expanding To U.S. Luke Campbell: I Outclassed Linares, I Landed The Clean Shots! Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG II in Talks, Could Happen in May Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses HBO Deal, Canelo-Golovkin Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias, Jarrell Miller vs. TBA on November 11 Dorticos: Once I Landed, I Knew it Was Over - I Want Gassiev! Jorge Linares Drops Luke Campbell, Wins Split Decision Dorticos Smashes Kudryashov With Brutal KO in Two Rounds Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Daniel Jacobs: I'm Truly Excited To Join HBO and Matchroom!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement