Wladimir Klitschko Returns in March, Boytsov Possible

By Luke Furman

WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50KOs) will make his next title defense in the month of March. Wladimir was in action last Saturday in Hamburg, winning a solid twelve round unanimous decision over undefeated Mariusz Wach. It's being said that unbeaten Denis Boytsov (31-0, 25KOs) is a possible option for Wladimir. Another option is WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17KOs).

There is still some confusion over when that mandatory is due. Wladimir's side is claiming they have an extension until July, while Sauerland Event are firm that February 27 is the deadline to make the mandatory match. Wladimir has no intention of fighting before March. Povetkin could be under consideration but it won't happen by the end of February.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JAW on 11-14-2012

[QUOTE=FrankieBruno;12696082]What threat could Boytsov pose? He's short, he'll simply get hit with the jab until he falls victim to a right cross Secondly his record is not impressive, full of bums [B]I think Wlad should only fight people over 6'3[/QUOTE][/B]…

Comment by FrankieBruno on 11-13-2012

What threat could Boytsov pose? He's short, he'll simply get hit with the jab until he falls victim to a right cross Secondly his record is not impressive, full of bums I think Wlad should only fight people over 6'3

Comment by kiaba360 on 11-13-2012

Wlad is on his [B]s[/B]hit right now. Step up, Povetkin!!

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 11-13-2012

How long is Povetkin going to avoid the K's? He barely beat a blown up cruiserweight like Huck. The way Wlad looked against Wach, there is no one at hvwt who can beat him. Sure it could have just been…

Comment by HarshaSankar on 11-13-2012

Dear Reader, WK should call David Haye out and silence him once and for all. Vitali K. is too busy with Ukrainian politics. Harsha Sankar Bangalore

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