Wach Fighting Alexander Povetkin Practically "For Free"

By Luke Furman

Polish heavyweight giant Mariusz Wach (31-1, 17 KOs) is not making a lot of money on November 4 when he steps in in the ring in Kazan for a big showdown with Olympic gold medal winner Alexander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KOs).

In fact, Wach is practically fighting for free. The fighter is having difficulties with his promoter Jimmy Burchfield and saw this fight as the perfect opportunity to get out of the contact. After this bout, Wach will become a free agent. Should he win, he might become the mandatory challenger to WBC champion Deontay Wilder. Povetkin is the current mandatory to the title.

"After four days of stormy negotiations, I signed the contract to fight with Povetkin. The situation is such that 90% of the purse will not fall into my pocket. The money will go to [everyone else like] Jimmy Burchfield, who must share with Mariusz Kolodzeem. But after the fight with Povetkin I will become a free agent. Therefore, the fight against Povetkin is practically taken for free," Wach explained.

"I will get [very little], and the amount is not even enough to fully cover the costs of training camp. I pay the additional amounts out of my own pocket. The fight with Povetkin will not only be to become the mandatory challenger for the title of the WBC, but also to gain freedom from the promotional contract."

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-13-2015

[QUOTE=PhillyBox11;16128910]Jimmy Birchfield sounds like a real gentlemen. Afterall, Wach is saying he gets to keep 10% of the money. Lol, lots of scumbag leeches in boxing. It's Wach's fault, he picked his promoter. Boxer's should do their due diligence before…

Comment by PhillyBox11 on 10-13-2015

Jimmy Birchfield sounds like a real gentlemen. Afterall, Wach is saying he gets to keep 10% of the money. Lol, lots of scumbag leeches in boxing. It's Wach's fault, he picked his promoter. Boxer's should do their due diligence before…

Comment by SuperHanz on 10-13-2015

Hopefully Wach puts up a good performance against Povetkin & earns some nice paydays in the future.

Comment by HughJass on 10-13-2015

I hope the leeches die of a slow death!And i hope that Wach learns how to read a contract properly next time.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-13-2015

[QUOTE=SchoolTheseCats;16128058]Fuk al haymon...oh wait nvm[/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1:

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