By Mark Vester

Undefeated Alexander Povetkin is already starting the hype for his year-end showdown with IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. This Saturday at the Color Line Arena in Hamburg, Germany, Klitschko defends his titles against WBO mandatory Tony Thompson. If Klitschko wins, he would have to defend next against Povetkin, who is the IBF's mandatory, earning his spot with wins over Eddie Chambers and Chris Byrd.

A big tour bus rode the streets of Germany with a huge poster of Povetkin with a printed message that said "The next world champion. Klitschko I Want You!" The bus was accompanied by a dozen models and a several loud speakers on the bus were playing a message from Povetkin that said the following -  "Wladimir, simply don't lose against Thompson. Defend your world titles because I want to be the one who dethrones you. Wladimir, I'm waiting for you!"

Police were called to the scene of the PR stunt and the driver was questioned over whether or not he had the proper paperwork for the public display. Povetkin hopes to face Klitschko on November 26 in Germany.

Povetkin is not alone, David Haye of the UK plans to fly to Germany this weekend to confront Klitschko in order to hype a possible fight between the two of them.

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