Povetkin-Boswell, Helenius Double is Announced For 12/3

Unbeaten WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KOs) will make a first defence of his title on December 3 when he takes on Cedric “The Boz” Boswell (35-1, 26 KOs) at Helsinki´s renowned Hartwall Areena. In the co-featured main event, WBA/WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs) will face an opponent to be announced.

Povetkin and Helenius headlined Team Sauerland´s big heavyweight show in August, with the former beating Ruslan Chagaev to claim the biggest prize in boxing and the latter completing his KO hat trick of former champions with a TKO win over Siarhei Liakhovich. “This is going to be a true night of heavyweight explosions,” promoter Kalle Sauerland said. “The newly-crowned heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin is one of the most exciting and fastest heavyweights since many years. He will prove his worth against Boswell, a world-class contender with an excellent record. On top of that, KO specialist and world-ranked number one challenger Robert Helenius has set the bar very high for another massive performance after KO'ing three former champions. It is going to be a real advertisement for heavyweight boxing!”

Povetkin is currently shaping up in his home city of Chekhov, Russia. “Winning the world title was like a dream coming true for me,” the 2004 Olympic gold medal winner said. “Now I need to prove myself against quality contenders out there. I look forward to fighting Boswell. He is a tough opponent. But I have worked so hard to become champion there is no way I will allow him to take the belt away from me. I can promise my fans an exciting fight in Helsinki on December 3.”

Boswell, who has won 14 straight fights since suffering his only loss at the hands of Jameel McCline, is ready for glory. “My entire life I have been waiting this moment,” he stated. “Now the big day has finally come. Povetkin is a good kid but he is a kid and he will be in trouble once we are in the ring. I have the experience and the strength to beat him. I will shock the boxing world on December 3 when I take home the WBA Heavyweight Title to America.”

Tickets for the heavyweight doubleheader at Helsinki´s Hartwall Areena will go on sale on November 1.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ravens Fan on 10-23-2011

"Beating Chagaev to claim the biggest prize in boxing..." if that isn't a ridiculous overstatement and Atlas must be proud. As far as Boswell is concerned he is 42 years old and everyone isn't Vitali. His biggest wins are also…

Comment by NEETzsche on 10-22-2011

are they putting him and helenius on the saem card to set-up a fight between them?

Comment by joe strong on 10-22-2011

[QUOTE=ThePhantom5;11324091]Not familiar with Boswell. Does he have a chance?[/QUOTE] he never got those big fights so it'll be interesting how he performs on the big stage. i think povetkin should win but boswell can crack & i still don't know…

Comment by Evil Abed on 10-22-2011

Not familiar with Boswell. Does he have a chance?

Comment by UglyPug on 10-22-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11324086]Unbeaten WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KOs) will make a first defence of his title on December 3 when he takes on Cedric “The Boz” Boswell (35-1, 26 KOs) at Helsinki´s renowned Hartwall Areena. In the co-featured main…

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