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Klitschko vs. Povetkin Card: Chagaev Will Face Pudar

By Alexey Sukachev

According to Timur Dugazaev, a manager of former WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (31-2-1, 20 KOs), his protégé will fight next on Oct. 5 as a part of a huge Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alexander Povetkin Moscow showdown, promoted by Andrey Ryabinskiy in assistance with Vladimir Hryunov at Olimpiyskiy Palace of Sports.

Chagaev, 34, who is presently rated #5 by the IBF and #8 by the WBA, will take on rugged Bosnia-born Serbia Jovo Pudar (30-3, 17 KOs) for the WBA I/C and Pudar’s PABA titles. According to Dugazaev, the winner of the fight will oppose WBA #2 ranked Cuban Luis Ortiz (19-0, 16 KOs) in a bout either for a vacant WBA “Regular” title or, in case of a draw in the main event, for the WBA interim heavyweight championship (WBA #1 rated contender is David Haye).

WBA #7 Pudar is 42 years of age. Never stopped in his career (including a prime version of Samuel Peter), Pudar retired for good in 2004 after his lopsided loss to Peter but then came back in 2010 and after several wins over non-descript opposition (including three defenses of a minor PABA belt) has been somehow ranked back by the World Boxing Association.

Meanwhile, Chagaev has fought both participants of the show’s main event, losing on points to Povetkin in 2011 and being forced to retire in his corner by Wladimir Klitschko two years before that. The Uzbek boxer is 4-0, 3 KOs, since his latest loss.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ravens Fan on 08-29-2013

[QUOTE=Enzo Mc is ****;13692682]Which was unfortunately enough to make him a top 5 heavyweight in his prime. The division was truly terrible until Haye showed up, and even now isn't very good.[/QUOTE] I guess you just want to criticize everyone…

Comment by Arthur Daley on 08-28-2013

This card is shaping up to be very hot. Probably the best card in years.

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 08-28-2013

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;13692397]My opinion of Chagaev is that at one time he was a pretty decent fighter.[/QUOTE] Which was unfortunately enough to make him a top 5 heavyweight in his prime. The division was truly terrible until Haye showed up, and…

Comment by ddangerous on 08-28-2013

[QUOTE=joe strong;13689910]Surprised valuev & ruiz are not in the rankings...[/QUOTE] :rofl: :rofl:

Comment by Ravens Fan on 08-28-2013

My opinion of Chagaev is that at one time he was a pretty decent fighter.

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