By Luke Furman
WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16KOs) is not interested in a potential clash with Tomasz Adamek, according to the Polish star. Povetkin returns on July 14th in Hamburg, defending his title against mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman. Adamek, who recently won a twelve round decision over past Povetkin opponent Eddie Chambers, will return on September 8th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Adamek says there were discussions, but Povetkin's handlers are targeting other avenues. There was little chance that Povetkin would have traveled to Newark, Adamek's second home, to defend the title.
"My manager Ziggy spoke with Povetkin's promoter, but his team is not interested in staging the fight," Adamek said.
Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.