Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Povetkin Staying Busy July 19th

Since defeating "Fast" Eddie Chambers(30-1-0) back on January 26th to win the IBF heavyweight boxing tournament and securing a shot at WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin(15-0-0) to many seems like the next big thing in the heavyweight division. But, is he ready for Wladimir Klitschko?

The good news to those who don't think he is, is that he has to wait for Wladimir to face WBO mandatory Tony "The Tiger" Thompson this July 12th while his bout with Wladimir is put on hold until later this year. There is even rumors that there may be a Klitschko double header with Wladimir and his brother Vitali fighting on the same name night with Wladimir fighting Alexander Povetkin and Vitali fighting Sam Peter. This means that Povetkin has some time before he faces Wladimir and is now scheduled to fight another bout on July 19th against an opponent to be named. Whoever he might face, expect the opposition to be light in order for him to be ready to face Wladimir a few months later. I'll update you when I find out more information on this topic, but I think this is a good thing for Alexander and will make his bout with Wladimir Klitschko more interesting since he will have just that much more confidence, ability, etc with that extra fight over facing Wladimir immediately. I look forward to Wladimir's match with an improving Povetkin as I see Wladimir having no problems with Tony Thompson this July.



  1. Any news on Povetkin's opponent yet?

  2. No, I haven't seen any information about his next opponent yet. But, I'll be sure to post any information on here when I do. Also, if you hear anything 1st feel free to share as well. Thanks...

  3. All I read so far is that Povetkin is preparing with Jameel McCline and Davaryl Williamson as sparring partners. Both are rather tall and I think that is a clever move by Povetkin. I hope he fights july the 19th versus Audley Harrison. He is tall, not too good, not too bad, just the right level of opponent to try the things you have been preparing. We'll see.


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