WBC: Wilder's Voluntary Defense Approved For 1/16

By World Boxing Council

For WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder - the No. 1 ranked mandatory challenger is Alexander Povetkin of Russia, who also holds the WBC Silver title, and is scheduled to fight Mariusz Wach tonight in Kazan, Russia.

A representative for Povetkin came over to the WBC's ongoing convention in China and told the assembly today that Povetkin will not be ready for his mandatory title challenge in January, when it’s due.

But if he wins tonight, Povetkin will be ready in April or May. If Povetkin loses tonight, the WBC will address the mandatory situation.

A voluntary title defense was approved for Wilder on January 16.

Also, WBC cruiserweight world champion Grigory Drozd of Russia is scheduled to make his mandatory title defense against No. 1 ranked Ilunga Makabu of Congo in March.

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


Comment by Strive 4 Truth on 11-10-2015

[QUOTE=Cen fath?;16196901]When someone we've never heard of catapults into the WBC top 15, we'll know who's up to bat...[/QUOTE]Im working on it!! Even trying to convince bogus wins to further pad my record.

Comment by Strive 4 Truth on 11-10-2015

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;16196551]Didn't you read the article? Povetkin's people told the WBC that he won't be ready until April or May.[/QUOTE]Come on bro, he wont be ready because of the Wach fight. Wilder pulled a fast one and fought that french men.…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 11-05-2015

This guy should start fighting better oposition. There are contenders, that fight better guys..But i guess he will fight Fujimoto, lol.

Comment by Cen fath? on 11-04-2015

[QUOTE=KO'er;16195626]I hope Wilder will fight better opposition than Duhaupas and Molina. Maybe someone around Povetkins height?[/QUOTE] When someone we've never heard of catapults into the WBC top 15, we'll know who's up to bat...

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