Alexander Povetkin, Russian heavyweight boxer, who lost to Wladimir Klitschko on the basis of the unanimous decision of judges hopes for a rematch. Wladimir Klitschko in a 12- round bout won the points and defended the title of world champion under the versions of WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO. After the fight, Alexander Zimin, the head coach of Povetkin’s Team, claimed that training with McKinley imposed at the final stage of preparation, and it prevented Povetkin to improve his boxing proficiency. There were also no sparring partners similar to Klitschko, which also caused the boxer’s lack of preparation. In addition, Alexander Povetkin had very little opportunities to stand in pairs with Mariusz Wach.
According to Povetkin’s Team, a boxer will meet with Wladimir Klitschko in the near future. The rematch is planned to be organized during the following year. However, it should be noted that previously Bernd Boente, Klitschko’s manager, said that the rematch would never happen.
Nevertheless, the boxing rematch between Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko and Russian Alexander Povetkin is going to be held soon. Although the negotiations on this fight have evolved in a complicated manner, the parties came to an understanding and it was announced that Klitschko – Povetkin boxing will be held in New-York, the USA on January 13, 2014.
At the moment, a variety of the media provides an interesting detail related to the contract among the boxers, i.e. in case of Wladimir Klitschko’s defeat, the boxing rematch will be held within 90 days after the Klitschko – Povetkin original match. However, the opponent of Povetkin may be either Vladimir or Vitaliy Klitschko.
Vitali Klitschko is currently actively involved into politics, and his last boxing match was held against Manuel Charr a year ago. This fight took place in Moscow and ended with a victory of Vitali Klitschko (Boxing official page).
It is reported that a similar situation related to the holding of the repeated fight previously had the place in summer 2009. In Gelsenkirchen, Wladimir Klitschko had to box against David Haye, and in case of defeat, a Ukrainian was provided for the rematch. Recall that originally planned Klitschko – Haye did not take place. However, in summer 2011 Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye met in the ring, where the Ukrainian defeated the infamous British boxer. The planned rematch of Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin is going to become the most prominent boxing event of the following year. The audience is expected to have the bright boxing full of the excited emotions.
Wladimir Klitschko is the world’s heavyweight boxing champion among professionals of WBA (since 2011), IBF ( since 2006), WBO (2000-2003, since 2008), IBO ( since 2006), as well as according to an authoritative version of The Ring magazine ( since 2009). The younger brother of Wladimir Klitschko is a professional boxer Vitali Klitschko, holder of the title of world champion in boxing Heavyweight WBC. Both of the boxers are trained by the coach Jonathan Banks.
- Klitschko vs. Povetkin fight date. Boxing official page.