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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:

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