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Povetkin Disappointed With Delay, Wants Wilder Now

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ScottWeiland on 08-19-2015

[QUOTE=kafkod;15976528]Or we could be watching Fury vs Povetkin, for all the marbles, in about 18 months time.[/QUOTE] Fury's reign would be a short one if he came up against Povetkin.

Comment by ScottWeiland on 08-19-2015

[QUOTE=mezoomozaa;15979022]What are you talking about? have ever watched the fight for once?[/QUOTE] It was pretty one sided dude, Povetkin was busted up real good.

Comment by BWC on 08-19-2015

[QUOTE=mezoomozaa;15979022]What are you talking about? have ever watched the fight for once?[/QUOTE] Yep. Povetkin lost by 15. FIFTEEN POINTS. That's as bad as you can lose a fight outside of a KO..

Comment by mezoomozaa on 08-19-2015

[QUOTE=BWC;15976973]Povetkin fought a bunch of soft touches during his WBA "reign" , and then was[B] absolutely destroyed by Wlad in one of the most one-sided HW title fights in history[/B]. He's had his chance. He can wait a little longer…

Comment by BWC on 08-19-2015

[QUOTE=beez721;15977502]no he wouldnt[/QUOTE] Sure he would. He's rated higher than Wach on BoxRec and by nearly all governing bodies

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