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 Last update:  6/3/2013       Read more by Ruslan Chikov         
   
W. Klitschko: If No Deal, We'll Move On Without Povetkin
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By Ruslan Chikov

WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KOs) is ready to move forward, without Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KOs), if the two sides are unable to reach an agreement by the WBA's deadline date of June 7th. The fight is scheduled for October 5th in Moscow, Russia.

There is a still a dispute over which organization will be used to test both boxers for performance enhancing drugs. Klitschko wants to use NADA [Nationale Anti Doping Agentur], based in Germany - while Povetkin's side wants to use RUSADA [Russian Anti-Doping Agency], which the Klitschko side rejected. Both NADA and RUSADA are affiliated with WADA [World Anti-Doping Agency]. There are other outstanding issues that need to be resolved .

"The contract has not yet been signed. There are still a lot of points remaining [in the contract] and because of that we can not move forward [with the fight]. At this point there are still too many questions that have no answers from the team of Alexander Povetkin. From our side, all of the answers have been provided in connection to the contract. There is a good verbal communication, but when it comes to the legal side those issues are there. I hope we get beyond this stage, and the contract is signed. If we don't sign it, then we will move on without Povetkin," Wladimir told Reklama.

Tags: Wladimir Klitschko , Alexander Povetkin , Klitschko-Povetkin , Klitschko vs Povetkin



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comment by DreamFighter, on 06-04-2013
[QUOTE=yoz]Sure, perhaps Wladimir should give Has-been Rahman another shot. Isn't he ranked in the top 15 by one organisation? There needs to be competition at all levels of the division.[/QUOTE] Rahman back when he was fairly good, yes but not when he is shot. timing is everything. Seems ...

comment by yoz, on 06-04-2013
[QUOTE=DreamFighter]yes, if you feel Pianeta is suitable for the crown, then every fighter above Pianeta must surely qualify too. Pianeta must be ranked about 100th in the world judging by his shambles performance the other month, so there must be plenty to go round.[/QUOTE] Sure, perhaps Wlad...

comment by HeroBando, on 06-04-2013
[QUOTE=DreamFighter]Ustinov, the oldie MMA? LOL. Dimitrenko.... oh hang on, he lost to midgetboy Eddie Chambers the cruiser. hmmm.[/QUOTE] So how do you know these guys and not the guy that stopped them? Anyway, be constructive for a second. Who should he be fighting?

comment by yoz, on 06-04-2013
[QUOTE=DreamFighter]Ustinov, the oldie MMA? LOL. Dimitrenko.... oh hang on, he lost to midgetboy Eddie Chambers the cruiser. hmmm.[/QUOTE] Yeah, that's all true. See, it makes no sense. There is an 'easy' route to a mandatory/title shot, yet no contenders are willing to fight for it. They'l...

comment by DreamFighter, on 06-04-2013
[QUOTE=HeroBando]do you have any names then? people wlad should be fighting?[/QUOTE] yes, if you feel Pianeta is suitable for the crown, then every fighter above Pianeta must surely qualify too. Pianeta must be ranked about 100th in the world judging by his shambles performance the other mont...

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