Weights From Moscow: Povetkin 229.7 Lb., Takam 252 Lb.

By Alexey Sukachev

All fighters made weight ahead of Friday's big show in Moscow, Russia. The main event pits former heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin against Top 10 contender Carlos Takam in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds. 

Povetkin (27-1, 19KOs) tipped the scales at 229.7 lb, five pounds heavier than his weight for his last fight in May—a 7th round knockout of Manuel Charr, who appears on the undercard.

Takam (30-1-1, 23KOs) weighed 252 lb., a few pounds lighter than his pair of breakthrough performances earlier this year, a 10-round draw versus then-unbeaten Mike Perez and most recently a 12-round decision over longtime top contender Tony Thompson.

The winner will gain recognition as the WBC Silver heavyweight champion. 

In the co-feature, Rakhim Chakhkiev looks to make it four straight since suffering the lone loss of his career as he faces former cruiserweight champion Giacobe Fragomeni. 

Both fighters came in under the 200 lb. division limit; Chakhkiev (19-1, 14KOs) weighed 198.8 lb., while the 45-year old Fragomeni was slightly heavier at 199.2 lb.

Alexander Povetkin - 229.7
Carlos Takam - 252

Rakhim Chakhkiev - 198.8
Giacobbe Fragomeni - 199.2

Arif Magomedov - 159.8
Michael Zerafa - 159.6

Manuel Charr - 250,8
Michael Grant - 252,2

Eduard Troyanovskiy - 134
Jose Alfaro - 134

Sergey Ekimov - 174.6
Miguel Velozo - TWL

Evgueny Smirnov - 124.8
Michael Newalade - TWL
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by beez721 on 10-23-2014

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;15047116]Charr gets Michael Grant for his comeback? Talk about a soft touch. I like Grant, but he's fairly historical these days to put it mildly.[/QUOTE] the funny thing is I wouldnt be shocked if grant pulled the upset. charr is…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 10-23-2014

Charr gets Michael Grant for his comeback? Talk about a soft touch. I like Grant, but he's fairly historical these days to put it mildly.

Comment by Rikanlynx86 on 10-23-2014

Can anyone tell me what time and where online I can see this? Eastern us time? Thanks

Comment by [email protected] on 10-23-2014

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;15046613]Takam stops Povetkin late.[/QUOTE] Unlikely, he's no puncher.

Comment by Tobi.G on 10-23-2014

Takam stops Povetkin late.

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