Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Vitali Klitschko Talks Povetkin-Holyfield, Wladimir, More

By Ruslan Chikov

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is only a few days away from defending his title against mandatory challenger Tomasz Adamek, this coming Saturday in Poland. He took some time to sit down with reporter Alexander Pavlov to discuss several topics, including the new WBA "regular" champion Alexander Povetkin and some of his potential opponents, including Vitali's younger brother Wladimir Klitschko.

"Congratulations to Povetkin for winning the fight against Chagaev," Vitali said. "He's a great opponent, which is suitable for the technique of Wladimir. But before a fight takes place between [Povetkin and Wladimir], I would recommend to Alexander to gain experience."

- Based on recent statements by your manager Bernd Bente, and Sauerland Event [promoter of Povetkin], the fight between Wladimir and Povetkin will not take place - at least not until the end of next year.

- This fight can take place any time. Alexander has twice [been scheduled] to fight against Wladimir, but both times the fight was canceled. The main thing with Alexander is there can't be any excuses this time.

- In what time frame would the fight between Wladimir and Povetkin take place?

- Probably in the spring or summer of 2012. I think Sauerland is in no hurry to conduct the fight, because even before Alexander secured his victory over Chagaev, it was agreed that he would go against Evander Holyfield.

- Your opinion on this fight?

- Holyfield is a boxing legend. But the peak of his career has already passed. This is not the Holyfield who fought with [Mike] Tyson. To Povetkin, this may be a good warm-up fight for experience.

- How much commercial interest would there be for such a fight?

- In America and in Germany - hardly any. In Russia and Ukraine - there could be.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Slyboots on 09-06-2011

[QUOTE=DigitalBeast;11092892]Think he meant to say Vitali's YOUNGER brother Wladimir... As long as Evander doesn't look too old, and doesn't get hurt, I'd like to see him fight another top guy.[/QUOTE] You're kidding right? Did you see his last fight?

Comment by DigitalBeast on 09-06-2011

Think he meant to say Vitali's YOUNGER brother Wladimir... As long as Evander doesn't look too old, and doesn't get hurt, I'd like to see him fight another top guy.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Denis Lebedev-Murat Gassiev: Pre-Fight Report Card Video: Ellerbe Talks McGregor, Mayweather, Pedraza-Davis, More Abraham Lopez Decisions Sergio Lopez at LA Fight Club Jose Ramirez Stops Issouf Kinda in Six Rounds Dana White Baffled By McGregor's Move: He's Under Contract To Me Ashley Theophane Bounces Back, Decisions Yakubu Amidu Lebedev's Manager Explains Why NO WBA Title Shot For Gassiev Tevin Farmer Dominates Dardan Zenunaj in Showcase Conor McGregor on Malignaggi: Who The F*** is That Guy? Wilder Cleared To Train; Says He'll Fight "In February Or March" Ceferino Rodriguez Beats Mousaoui For EBU Belt, Malignaggi Next? Commey: I Clearly Won, Look at How Banged Up Shafikov Is! HBO, Showtime To Televise Shows Simultaneously on January 28 Tevin Farmer Thrilled With Getting Fourth Fight In 2016 Marquez: Andre Ward Adjusted, Fought Well - Kovalev Also Faded Joseph Adorno Pumped After Signing Deal With Top Rank Photos: Jorge Paez, Johnny Navarrete Ready For Los Mochis Scrap Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For Ring Return Charles Conwell, 2016 United States Olympian, Turns Pro Roach: Gassiev is Dangerous Early - We'll Take Him Deep, Stop Him David Rodriguez Autobiography Generating Positive Press Deontay Wilder: Joshua vs. Molina Winner Will Eventually See Me Denis Shafikov Edges Richard Commey In Title Eliminator Tevin Farmer: I Can Compete With Anyone at 130, Beat Them Too Amanda Serrano-Yazmin Rivas Top SHO Extreme Bill on Jan. 14 Oscar De La Hoya: Canelo Alvarez "Will Beat Conor McGregor's Ass" Photos: Saunders, With Tyson Fury By His Side, Ready For Akavov Photos: Denis Lebedev, Murat Gassiev Ready For Moscow War Allen: Luis Ortiz is an Old Man, I'm Smack Him Bang on The Chin Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt Set For January 28, HBO Photos: Kubrat Pulev, Samuel Peter Ready For Battle Jose Ramirez: It's Time To Show I'm A Next-Level Type of Fighter Team Joe Smith: Many Doors Open With Win Over Bernard Hopkins BBBofC Hopes For Nick Blackwell Talks Second Day Weights: Farmer 137.7, Zenunaj 137.4 Jessie Vargas Tabs Danny Garcia To Beat Keith Thurman Jackson: If Kovalev Is In Better Shape, He'll KO Ward In Rematch Commey, Shafikov Set For Lightweight Crossroads Bout Lebedev, Gassiev Make Weight - But Title Stakes Lighter Frank Warren Angered Over Nick Blackwell Sparring Injuries
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement