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Team Povetkin: We Wanted David Price, But He Got KO'd

By Ruslan Chikov

International promoter and agent, Vladimir Hryunov, would like to bring WBA "regular" champion Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17KOs) back in the ring in May 17th in Moscow, as part of the event which features a WBA cruiserweight title fight between Denis Lebedev and Guillermo Jones. Povetkin has been inactive since last September one-sided blowout of Hasim Rahman. Hryunov wants to him to have one more match before a mandatory fight with unified champion Wladimir Klitschko. The WBA ordered Klitschko to face Povetkin by the end of August. Klitschko will first defend his title on May 4th against Francesco Pianetta.

Hryunov says their first option for Povetkin was British heavyweight David Price, but he was quickly ruled out after suffering an unexpected TKO loss to Tony Thompson. The two candidates for Povetkin are Joe Hanks (21-0, 14KOs) of the United States and Polish contender Andrzej Wawrzyk (27-0, 13KOs).

"We have the intention to hold another fight before we match Alexander with Wladimir Klitschko. The leading candidate for fight with Alexander was Englishman David Price - if he successful with Tony Thompson. But Price lost, and now we are considering candidates who are highly rated by the WBA and have no defeats in the ring. Unfortunately, the choices are not so great and now the main candidates for the fight with Alexander are Andrzej Wawrzyk and Joe Hanks. Both are unbeaten and also younger than Alexander," Hryunov told Gazeta.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Thurman on 04-08-2013

Joe Calzaghe wanted to be like Julian Jackson, but then he injured his hands.

Comment by Thurman on 04-08-2013

Juan Manuel Marquez wanted to knock out Pacquiao, but then he did.

Comment by Jack Napier on 04-08-2013

[QUOTE=Clegg;13220589]You know your career path is weak when you in order to talk yourself up you have to release statements about how you wanted to fight an inexperienced guy who ended up getting flattened by someone else anyway.[/QUOTE] ^^^^^^^^this Povetkin…

Comment by SnakeVen0m on 04-08-2013

So easy for anyone to say this. Why didn't he come out and say it before he got KO'd though?!? WHO the flip cares who you WANTED to fight?!? We just care who you DO wanna fight. So far I…

Comment by Ulver on 04-08-2013

Povetkin is PATHETIC. I'll bet he wanted Price -- easy to say that now.....

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