Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Team Klitschko Could See Wawrzyk Shocking Povetkin

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hitman932 on 05-14-2013

[QUOTE=joe strong;13365450]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…

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…

Comment by hweightblogger on 05-13-2013

[SIZE=2]A lesson in double standards: Case #1 Klitschko vs Pianeta [/SIZE] [LIST] [*][SIZE=2]28-0[/SIZE] [*][SIZE=2]15 KOs[/SIZE] [*][SIZE=2]wins against Botha and McCall[/SIZE] [*][SIZE=2]European Union heavyweight titlist [/SIZE] [*][SIZE=2]age 28 [/SIZE] [/LIST] [SIZE=2] [/SIZE] [SIZE=2]Case #2 Povetkin vs Wawrzyk[/SIZE] [LIST] [*][SIZE=2]27-0[/SIZE] [*][SIZE=2]13 KOs[/SIZE]…

Comment by Cuban Linx on 05-12-2013

Wlad would probably cry if that happened.

Comment by Szef on 05-12-2013

[QUOTE=AmericanEra;13358694]Talk about pillow-fisted[/QUOTE] :lol1::lol1::lol1:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Kevin Lerena Training Hard, Aims For Showcase Win Over Kucher Hearn: Parker Won't Be Laughing When Joshua Connects Euro News: Petit-Kasmi, Yigit, Krasniqi, Wojcicki vs. Mittag, More Mikey Garcia: I'm Determined To Show I'm Better Than Linares! Andre Ward Hints at Comeback? At Higher Weight? Boyd Melson Stands Out as One of Boxing's Good Guys Wilder: Everyone I Face Goes Down - Now it's Luis Ortiz's Turn! Usyk: Breidis' Style is Boring; All He Did Was Hold Versus Perez Charlo Vows Statement: You'll Be Hearing My Name A lot at 160! Jorge Linares Says He Hurt His Rib During Campbell Defense Miguel Cotto Receives "The Privilege Award" From Hennessy Mayweather Sr. Faces Arrest Warrant, Woman Claims He Hit Her Top Rated Prospect is Shot During Robbery in South Africa Miguel Berchelt vs. Carlo Magali Finalized For February 10 Wilder-Ortiz, Charlo-Centeno Double Made Official - March 3 Jonathan Gonzalez vs. Ricardo Rodriguez Set, Boxeo Telemundo Spence-Peterson Peaked at 695K Viewers, Averaged 637K on SHO Photos: Miguel Cotto Honored By WBO - With The Diamond Belt Hearn: Bellew Confident He'll End Haye's Career, Will Fight More Errol Spence vs. Carlos Ocampo Ordered By The IBF Kermit Cintron: Amir Khan is Coming Back - That's a Fight I Want! Photos: Anthony Joshua Grinds, Putting in Work For Parker Bout Heather Hardy vs. Ana Julaton in Two Fight Deal - Boxing, MMA Photos: Usyk, Briedis - Open Workouts Draw a Big Crowd Lee Selby vs. Josh Warrington Finalized For May 19 Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker - Over 70,000 Tickets Sold! Micki Nielsen vs. Ricards Bolotniks on Usyk-Briedis Card Beltran vs. Moses, Kavaliauskas vs. Avanesyan Ticket Information Jose Nunez Inks Promotional Pact With Sampson Boxing Malignaggi: How Good is Luis Ortiz Without The PEDs? Roach Sees Winnable Fight: Pacquiao Can Beat Lomachenko! Spence's Trainer: Why is Thurman Getting Pass Brook Didn't Get? Usyk Confident: Fighting in Briedis’ Backyard Won't Be a Problem Anthony Joshua Would Entertain a Post-Fight Career in Politics Rolando Romero Talks Upcoming Fight, Sparring Teofimo Lopez Video: Javier Fortuna Furious Over Easter Getting Decision Win Golden Boy Prez: We'll Do Fights With Top Rank - No TV Hard Lines Video: Shawn Porter Talks Spence, Thurman, More Usyk Eyes Anthony Joshua: I Will Fight Him, Show How Good I Am! Green: Mundine's Race Card Remarks on Jeff Horn Are Reckless
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement