In a bout tentatively scheduled for May 21, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will face the fearsome, uber-skilled Alexander Povetkin in Russia.
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.
Although it was previously reported WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) would face Chris Arreola in September, FightNews announced earlier this week the former was offered a hefty $2 million to fight 43 year old former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (58-6-1, 51 KOs) on Labor Day Weekend at Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
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.
Tonight, heavyweight challenger Eric Molina did something 32 of 33 of Deontay Wilder's previous opponents couldn't do.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder showcased brutal and decapacitating punching power to retain his share of the world title to run his undefeated record to 34-0 with 33 knockouts.
So how much will WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder generate for fighting Eric Molina on Saturday night?
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.
Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) recently announced WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KO) will face unheralded Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KO) on Showtime.
According to BoxingNews24, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KO) may make his first title defense on June 20 against Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KO).
American heavyweight knockout machine Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32KO) stopped an overmatched but very game Jason Gavern (25-17-4, 11KO) earlier today when the latter retired on his stool after Round 4.