By Alexey Sukachev
WBC/TBRB #1 rated heavyweight Alexander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KOs) faces WBC #13 Polish battler Mariusz Wach (31-1, 17 KOs) on November 4 in Kazan, Russia, but there’s another boxer that he wished to fight on the same date instead of Wach.
Povetkin is the mandatory challenger to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, who returns on September 26th against French contender Johann Duhaupas.
“I’m a bit disappointed that the Wilder fight is the subject of rescheduling. I want to collide with him immediately; we didn’t plan for any tune-up/preliminary bouts. But it happens this way (in boxing)”, said Povetkin to TASS media agency about a possible clash against Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs).
Povetkin is not taking the fight with Wach lightly. The Polish giant holds a single defeat on his record, a decision loss to heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko - who is the same man to strip the undefeated record from Povetkin.
“I’m getting ready for (Wach). After my voyage to Ekaterinburg I’ll continue my preparations. The opponent isn’t easy. He shouldn’t be underrated. I’m getting ready as usual. There will be no special camp for the fight”, added Povetkin.