Alexander Povetkin's Manager Denies Oquendo Fight

By Rick Reeno

Vladimir Hryunov, manager of WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin(25-0, 17 KOs), has denied published reports that his boxer will be facing Fres Oquendo (35-7, 23 KOs) on May 17th at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia.

"This is not true. Everybody wants to fight Povetkin," Hryunov told

As we previously reported, Hryunov is promoting an event at the above referenced venue, on May 17th, with WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (25-1, 19 KOs) defending his title against “champion in recess” Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (38-3-2, 30 KOs). Don King is co-promoting the event with Hryunov.

Only Povetkin's promoter Sauerland Event, says Hryunov, makes the final decisions on who Povetkin fights, and the date/location.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by yoz on 03-29-2013

[QUOTE=LacedUp;13188191]It's time for Povetkin to step up, unless he wants to be known as a complete joke. With regards to Haye, [B]the public wont accept a lower class opponent.[/B] I think both would be confident in beating each other so…

Comment by JAB5239 on 03-28-2013

[QUOTE=Harry Balls;13188179]Both mens choices for hw opponents so far suggest to me they like the safe route unless there's huge money involved. Povetkin has had a few good wins but that's many years ago.[/QUOTE] [FONT="Tahoma"][COLOR="Navy"]This seems to be the route…

Comment by ddangerous on 03-28-2013

The only two fights I want to see Povetkin in are with Wlad or Huck II.

Comment by Weltschmerz on 03-28-2013

[QUOTE=LacedUp;13188191][B]It's time for Povetkin to step up, unless he wants to be known as a complete joke[/B]. With regards to Haye, the public wont accept a lower class opponent. I think both would be confident in beating each other so…

Comment by Szef on 03-28-2013

[QUOTE=LacedUp;13188169]Why do you say that?[/QUOTE] I've read that they're considering that offer so if they even think about that kind of fighter I won't except they would consider Haye. Plus from what I've heard and read so far Jovo Pudar…

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