Boente: Five Contenders in The Running For Klitschko

By Ruslan Chikov

There are five contenders in the running to face WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50KOs), according to the boxer's manager Bernd Boente.

Earlier this week, Team Klitschko received a very favorable decision from the World Boxing Association, who will allow the boxer to delay an ordered mandatory against Alexander Povetkin. Wladimir will make a voluntary defense on April 6th in Germany. Boente did not reveal any names and the only contender mentioned over the last few weeks is Cuban Olympic gold medal winner Odlanier Solis.

"The WBA has complied with our request. We are currently in discussions with five possible opponents," said Boente.

Wladimir still has until the 28th of February to reach an agreement with Povetkin of their fight will go to a purse bid on March 18th.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LacedUp on 02-03-2013

In terms of what fights are likely to get made I meant. Arreola is fighting in march in a WBC rated about. We're looking at Solis/Pulev as the only ones. Not sure if Helenius has announced anything. With regards to…

Comment by Tobi.G on 02-03-2013

[QUOTE=Andrew5550;12984239]Other than povetkin who would you like to see Wlad in with next?[/QUOTE] The winner of Arreola vs. Stiverne which will be Arreola. Even Odlanier Solis but nobody knows in what kind of shape he is in at the moment.…

Comment by cameltoe on 02-02-2013

[QUOTE=Cloud;12984617]Like the above poster said, Povetkin is on ARD and Wladimir is on RTL. Do people really believe Wladimir is ducking Povetkin?.. FFS :no:[/QUOTE] No I never implied he might be ducking. Thats not what I meant. Wlad would eat…

Comment by Cloud on 02-02-2013

[QUOTE=cameltoe;12984597]Why is Wlad trying to avoid/ delay the fight with Povetkin anyway?[/QUOTE] Like the above poster said, Povetkin is on ARD and Wladimir is on RTL. Do people really believe Wladimir is ducking Povetkin?.. FFS :no:

Comment by Jam Jars on 02-02-2013

[QUOTE=cameltoe;12984597]Why is Wlad trying to avoid/ delay the fight with Povetkin anyway? He hasn't even got a specific opponent in mind as an alternative. I understand sometimes mandatories can get in the way of a good fight that has been…

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