Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Klitschko is Concerned That Povetkin Will Withdraw Again

Wladimir Klitschko has concerns about Alexander Povetkin meeting him in Moscow on October 5.

Povetkin has withdrawn twice from fights against the Ukrainian, whose WBA title will be at stake.

Klitschko, 37, was due to fight Povetkin in 2008, but the Russian injured an ankle in training. Two years later the now 33-year-old Povetkin pulled out of a second bout when his father died.

October's clash at the Olimpiyski Arena will determine who is the WBA champion. The fight details were decided recently after Klitschko insisted that the drug testing is done in Germany.

Klitschko, who faces his 24th title fight, has told Hamburg's Morgenpost he was "cautious in regards to Povetkin.

"We twice agreed to fight and he withdrew. With Povetkin, you never know what happens," said Klitschko, whose WBO, IBF and IBO titles will also be on the line.

Klitschko has been the WBA "super" champion since 2011 when he beat Britain's David Haye. Povetkin, who holds the “regular” belt, won the Olympic heavyweight title in 2004. He is undefeated, boasting 18 knockouts in 26 fights.

Klitschko, who won Olympic heavyweight gold at the 1996 Atlanta Games, says he hopes the Russian does not cancel for a third time.

"He really listens to what other people say. I hope people tell him that he should fight," said Klitschko, who has 51 knock-outs in 60 wins. The last of his three defeats was nearly a decade ago.

Klitschko stands to make a career-high $17 million from the fight and Povetkin $5.7 million.

The date of the fight was moved back after lengthy negotiations with the Klitschko camp who refused to have the Russians take care of the drugs testing. It will be conducted by Germany's National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

"I have a name to lose, which is worth far more than the money I get from this fight," said Klitschko. "I can't afford any inconsistencies."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Regeza on 07-14-2013

[QUOTE=joe strong;13557257]Lol! Can't spend 5.7 million at the bottom of a river or with a bullet in the head...[/QUOTE] No body is getting a bullet. Povetkin is to famous to kill. Like i said before no excuse to pull out…

Comment by Dr.Eisenfaust on 07-14-2013

It would be a shame if Povetkin withdraws then W.Klitschko will hardly have good opponents left : - Tyson Fury fights David Haye - Kubrat Pulev figt still need time to become marketable - Deontay Wilder still has to fight…

Comment by joe strong on 07-14-2013

[QUOTE=Regeza;13554803]Povetkin knew all that before he signed with Hrunov. Povetkin is a Russian native and knows how things work over there. No excuse for pulling out again.[/QUOTE] Lol! Can't spend 5.7 million at the bottom of a river or with…

Comment by yoz on 07-14-2013

[QUOTE=Own3d;13556234]In the first 3 rounds Vitali averaged 21.3 jabs thrown and 2.3 landed, in the remaining 9 rounds he averaged 21.5 thrown and 4.8 landing. The stats don't back up what you say.[/QUOTE] Vitali would beat Chisora with both hands…

Comment by Dr.Eisenfaust on 07-14-2013

[QUOTE=Own3d;13556234]In the first 3 rounds Vitali averaged 21.3 jabs thrown and 2.3 landed, in the remaining 9 rounds he averaged 21.5 thrown and 4.8 landing. The stats don't back up what you say.[/QUOTE] Stats can make you tell nearly everything.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (30)
Top Headlines Naoya Inoue - Boxing's Next Boogeyman Alexander Povetkin Expects To Fight Anthony Joshua Next Matthysse: Pacquiao's Moment is Over - Now It's My Turn! Hearn: Khan Has 'Half a Dozen' Massive Fight Options Right Now The Next Wave Of Lomachenkos Have Arrived in America Amir Khan: I Want Adrien Broner, That Would Be a Great Fight Arroyo Waits For Sor Rungvisai Shot, May Face Donnie Nietes Video: Paulie Malignaggi Discusses Broner vs. Vargas Clash, More Toka Kahn-Clary Hooks Up With Freddie Roach at Wild Card Khan: Fury is Best Heavyweight - Joshua, Wilder Still Untested Hearn: I'd Banish DiBella For Wearing Silly Ear Ring, Hat at His Age Vanes: I Believe We've Got The Blueprint To Beat Golovkin! Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire - CompuBox Punch Stats Broner vs. Vargas - CompuBox Punch Stats Tekashi69 Crew Member Allegedly Fired Gun at Broner Card Hearn: Canelo's Six Month Ban is Not a Tough Enough Message Juergen Braehmer, Team Sauerland Decide To Part Ways Golovkin Willing to Drug Test from May to September for Canelo Arum: Valdez vs. Frampton Will Not Be Difficult To Make Daud Yordan Shocks, Crushes Pavel Malikov in Russia Oscar Rivas Stays Busy, Stops Sergio Ramirez in The Second Broner: Vargas Wants Rematch Because It's Most Money He'll Make Photos: Gervonta Davis Blasts Out Jesus Cuellar For WBA Belt Kell Brook Very Confident: I'll Destroy Amir Khan! Photos: Jermall Charlo Crushes Hugo Centeno in Easy Two Photos: Broner, Vargas Battle Hard To a Draw - HUGE Gallery Photos: Amir Khan Destroys Phil Lo Greco in 39 Seconds Eddie Hearn: Khan & Brook Want To Bash Each Other Up Trump is Considering a Posthumous Pardon For Jack Johnson Khan: I'm Back With a Big Bang, Lo Greco Was a Dangerous Foe Video: Gervonta Davis Talks Cuellar Win, Future Options Video: Jermall Charlo Discusses Gennady Golovkin, More Gervonta Davis: I Want IBF Belt, I Want Farmer-Dib Winner Video: Eddie Hearn on Khan's Win, Brook, Canelo's Ban, More Video: Amir Khan Discusses Win Over Lo Greco, The Future Vargas: I Thought I Beat Broner, But I Can't Dispute The Decision Jermall Charlo: Bring on Golovkin - I Want That Fight! Broner: I Won That Fight, You All Know I Beat Jessie Vargas! Ramon Alvarez Decisions Jorge Paez Over Ten Rounds Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas Battle To a Majority Draw
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement