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Wladimir Klitschko - Povetkin Finally A Reality?

By January 2, 2013

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The camps of heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBA beltholder Alexander Povetkin are negotiating for a "unification" bout of sorts in early 2013. If the two sides can't reach an agreement, the WBA has scheduled a purse bid for January 17.

At 33, it's hard to consider Povetkin a prospect but he's still largely untested (despite a 25-0 record with 17 KOs) and has seemingly been ducking the Klitschko brothers for several years. While he's unlikely to win, he is the most interesting/qualified opponent out there for Wladimir right now so hopefully this fight gets made "official" within the next few weeks.

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January 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm
(1) OBD says:

“Largely untested”? He’s got one of the best resumes of any non-Klitschko ranked heavyweight, brother. If this fight can’t be made in early 2013, it’s a crying shame for the division. But if Pulev, Fury or Arreola become the next challenger to Wlad’s throne, I guess I won’t worry myself too much. All fair fights.

January 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm
(2) uche emmanuel says:

like what the last person said Alexander is very good open ate for the fight because the two brother’s now thing they are owner of boxing why must it be like that strongly believe that Alexander can change it all this is boxing game not family business. at all, UCHE EMMANUEL , LAGOS NIGERIA,

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