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WBC: Deontay Wilder To Face Alexander Povetkin Next

By Miguel Rivera

According to World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34KOs) will not be able to make another voluntary. His next fight will have to be against his mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (29-1, 21Kos).

Wilder returned on Saturday and stopped #12 ranked Johann Duhaupas in eleven rounds. He captured the belt in January by going the distance with a twelve round decision victory over Bermane Stiverne and then made a voluntary defense in June when he knocked out Eric Molina in six rounds.

Povetkin has been on a tear as of late, with brutal knockouts of Manuel Charr, Mike Perez and Carlos Takam.

The Russian Olympic gold medal winner will still have one final obstacle in front of him. He needs to defeat durable Polish contender Mariusz Wach on November 4th in Kazan.

If Povetkin wins, the WBC will issue an order for the start of negotiations with Team Wilder. If there is no agreement reached in thirty days, the two sides will have to go to a purse bid.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Brickyardigan on 12-04-2015

[QUOTE=Freedom.;16295679]You are a liar. [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/povetkins-coach-were-ready-deontay-wilder-now--98238[/url][/QUOTE] They say this after the ducked the original mandatory for Wilders title. Stop trying to twist ****

Comment by The Hammer on 12-04-2015

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;16295628]Povetkin said he wasn't ready to fightt. I wonder how much money they paid the WBC for the extension.[/QUOTE]You are a liar. [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/povetkins-coach-were-ready-deontay-wilder-now--98238[/url]

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 12-04-2015

[QUOTE=Freedom.;16295598]This wasn't enforced. How much money from Wilder's management did it take for the WBC to change it's mind?[/QUOTE] Povetkin said he wasn't ready to fightt. I wonder how much money they paid the WBC for the extension.

Comment by The Hammer on 12-04-2015

This wasn't enforced. How much money from Wilder's management did it take for the WBC to change it's mind?

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 10-07-2015

......unless Wach wins. But an earthquake destroying Beijing is as likely as the big ox beating Povetkin.

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