It appears WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (36-0, 35 KO) will fly to Russia to face Olympic gold medal winner and former WBA champion Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22KOs), the former's mandatory challenger, in May.
Following Russian heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin's (29-1, 21 KOs) impressive first round knockout in May over the usually-gritty Mike Perez, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) accused the former of steroid use.
There's no question boxing's welterweight division is the most interesting, most talented weight class in the sport.
On Friday, May 22, in Moscow, Russia, former WBA Heavyweight belt holder Alexander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KOs) stopped highly ranked contender Mike Perez (21-2-1, 13 KOs) just a minute and a half into their scheduled twelve round, WBC eliminator contest.
Much to the joy of boxing's hardcore contingent, the red hot WBC heavyweight title elimination fight between contenders Alexander Povetkin (28-1, 20 KOs) and Mike Perez (21-1-1, 13 KOs), which will take place on Friday in Moscow, will stream live on WatchESPN and air on same-day tape delay on ESPN2.