Alexander Povetkin's Options: Dimitrenko is a Possibility

By Luke Furman

Although there have been some reports in the media that on the 17th of December, in Switzerland, Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KOs) will face Evander Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KOs), the fight is not yet a foregone conclusion, according to Povetkin's manager Vladimir Hryunov. According to Hryunov, there are ongoing negotiations with several fighters - including European heavyweight champion Alexander Dimitrenko (31-1, 21 KOs).

"At the moment we are negotiating with five to six fighters, and among is Alexander Dimitrenko. For now, the final decision is still far away," Hryunov said.

Luke Furman covers the boxing scene for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 09-05-2011

i think povetkin beats dimitrenko but there could be some tense moments for povetkin.dimitrenko is a big man & after a big ko win vs sosnowski & an almost certain win vs michael sprott he should have good momentum coming…

Comment by jrosales13 on 09-04-2011

Now this is a fight I like actually, hell I like this fight for Wlad let alone Povetkin. Obviously is much better than the Holyfield fight.

Comment by The Hammer on 09-04-2011

I think Povetkin has declined since he started working with Teddy. Dimitrenko isn't great, but I think he'd KO Povetkin.

Comment by mshap on 09-04-2011

why is it that every guy named as a possible next opponent for Povetkin gets the same response: '' WHO?" -- tempted to blame Atlas for overprotecting his guy but the truth is that with the exception of the K…

Comment by nomadman on 09-04-2011

Dimitrenko is no great shakes as a fighter but he's a hell of a lot better than Holyfield at this stage. Makes sense as well if Povs really wants Wlad somewhere down the line. Rematch with Chambers might be nice,…

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