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, 22KO), the former's mandatory challenger, in May.
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.
On April 22, 2001, a 15 to 1 underdog named Hasim Rahman would shock the world by knocking out the dominant, universally-recognized heavyweight champion at the time, Lennox Lewis.
Alexander Zimin, trainer of top five heavyweight Alexander Povetkin, is loath to accept criticism for his fighter's stamina and performance issues and, instead, points his finger at his predecessor, Teddy Atlas.
Alexander Povetkin trainer Alexander Zimin made startling claims yesterday that Marco Huck (34-1-0) rubbed an illegal chemical agent on his skin that caused his fighter, Alexander Povetkin (24-0-0), to become dizzy and lose strength prior to the 5th round of their title fight last February .
There comes a time in every young man's life where he needs to spread his wings and fly out into the world on his own. But when that young man thinks he's better than he really is, that first flight can be a very humbling if he struggles and crashes.
Alexander Povetkin retained his WBA Heavyweight title in Stuttgart, Germany tonight with a majority decision over Marco Huck in an action packed Heavyweight contest that saw the champion barely standing as the bell rang to signal the end of the fight.
Today at the Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, the WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) will move up to the heavyweight division and face the undefeated WBA Regular Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16 KOs).
Cedric Boswell (35-1, 26 KO) has announced he will be challenging WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KO) on December 3 in Helsinki, Finland. Boswell currently holds the WBC Latino and NABA heavyweight titles.
Four-time world heavyweight champion Evander 'Real Deal' Holyfield is in line to challenge new WBA 'regular' heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin in his first world title defense of the title.
Unbeaten heavyweight Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBA titleholder Ruslan Chagaev (27-2-1, 17 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA "regular" heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Messehall in Erfurt, Germany. A very close fight over the first five rounds.
This Saturday, 2004 Olympic Gold Medal winner Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs) faces former WBA Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev (27-1-1, 17 KOs) for the vacant WBA Heavyweight Championship in Erfurt, Germany.
In perhaps the best heavyweight card in years, four top heavyweights will battle each other August 27 on EpixHD.
Emanuel Steward has hinted his fighter, IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KO's), will be back in the ring in December to fight Dereck Chisora or Alexander Povetkin.