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 Last update:  5/12/2013       Read more by Luke Furman         
   
Team Klitschko Could See Wawrzyk Shocking Povetkin
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By Luke Furman

WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17KOs) has a tough test in front of him on May 17, when he faces unbeaten Andrzej Wawrzyk (27-0, 13KOs) at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. If Povetkin wins, that will be the final step in moving forward with a planned fight against unified champion Wladimir Klitschko in the fall.

But not everyone is sure of a Povetkin victory, Wladimir, and his manager Bernd Boente, see Wawrzyk as a very tough opponent and they even believe the Polish contender could pull off the upset.

Russian promoter Vladimir Hryunov bid $23 million for the rights to stage Wladimir-Povetkin. More than $17 million of that money will go to Wladimir, and they hope Povetkin wins his fight.

"That is not an easy job for Povetkin and Wladimir thinks Povetkin could lose that fight. If Povetkin loses then there is no Klitschko-Povetkin fight, then there is maybe a Klitschko-Wawrzyk fight. Sure, we hope Povetkin wins the fight, it is an interesting matchup between two Olympic gold medal winners and it should have been staged [in Germany] in 2008 but as I said before we hope that every goes the right way," Boente said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

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



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comment by Hitman932, on 05-14-2013
[QUOTE=joe strong]povetkin could get badly cut or injured. i don't think he should have taken a fight before wlad. 25% of 23 million sounds like a good enough reason to wait...i'd laugh if he lost...tyson\douglas, ferguson\mercer, bentt\morrison are perfect examples of guys taking soft touches be...

comment by joe strong, on 05-13-2013
povetkin could get badly cut or injured. i don't think he should have taken a fight before wlad. 25% of 23 million sounds like a good enough reason to wait...i'd laugh if he lost...tyson\douglas, ferguson\mercer, bentt\morrison are perfect examples of guys taking soft touches before the big fight...

A lesson in double standards:
comment by hweightblogger, on 05-13-2013
A lesson in double standards: Case #1 Klitschko vs Pianeta 28-0 15 KOs wins against Botha and McCall European Union heavyweight titlist age 28 Case #2 Povetkin vs Wawrzyk 27-0 13 KOs no comparable wins WBA Int titlist age 25 In case #1 we read at boxingscene "Italian Pianeta, a fo...

comment by Cuban Linx, on 05-12-2013
Wlad would probably cry if that happened.

comment by Szef, on 05-12-2013
[QUOTE=AmericanEra]Talk about pillow-fisted[/QUOTE] :lol1::lol1::lol1:

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