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Alexander Povetkin heads to Andriy Rudenko fight on July 1

Former WBA Heavyweight Champion ALEXANDER POVETKIN, (31-1-0, 23 KO’s), is making every effort to become a world champion leading up to his July 1 fight with ANDRIY RUDENKO, (31-2-0, 19 KO’s), in Moscow, Russia for the WBO International Heavyweight Title.… Read

Alexander Povetkin faces Andriy Rudenko on July 1

Big-hitting Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin returns to the ring on July 1st to take on the teak-tough Andriy Rudenko, exclusively live on BoxNation. The heavyweight scene has enjoyed a resurgence in recent times with a host of young and talented fighters emerging to rekindle what has historically been boxing’s glamour division. … Read

WBC – Mar. 2, 2017 – Povetkin Ruling

WBC RULING REGARDING ALEXANDER POVETKIN, ISSUED BY WBC BOARD OF GOVERNORS ON MARCH 2, 2017 I. FACTUAL BACKGROUND 1. A mandatory WBC World Heavyweight Championship fight was scheduled to be contested on May 21, 2016 in Moscow, Russia between WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder and Alexander Povetkin. (the “World Championship Bout”).… Read

Povetkin’s drug sample from Dec.13 tests negative

By Eric Baldwin: Former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin’s drug sample from December 13th has tested negative for banned substances, according to TASS. What this means in this means in terms of Povetkin still being allowed to fight for a world title against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is unclear. Povetkin (31-1, 23 KOs) tested […]

Don King Responds to WBC & Povetkin-Stiverne

Top rated heavyweights Alexander Povetkin and Bermane Stiverne were scheduled to fight for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Interim Heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Ekaterinburg Expo Center in Ekaterinburg, Russia. However, the WBC withdrew it’s sanctioning of the bout due to a Povetkin failed drug test. The WBC informed both camps of their […]

Don King To WBC: Declare Stiverne Champion

In the aftermath of Saturday’s news that the WBC Interim heavyweight title fight in Russia between former heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne and top-ranked Alexander Povetkin had been cancelled because Povetkin tested positive for drugs again, Hall of Fame promoter Don “Only In America” King offered a simple solution: Declare his fighter, Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs), […]

Alexander Povetkin vs. Johann Duhaupas – Results

By Jim Dower: #1 WBC heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin (31-1, 23 KOs) dominated and knocked out an out of shape replacement opponent Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (34-4, 21 KOs) in stopping him in the 6th round on Saturday night at the Ekaterinburg Expo Center in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The 35-year-old Duhaupas was brought in to replace former […]

Watch: Povetkin – Duhaupas Livestream / Stiverne Statement

STATEMENT FROM BERMANE STIVERNE: Former World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) Heavyweight Champion BERMANE STIVERNE (25-2-1, 21 KO’s), of Las Vegas, Nevada, has elected not to face #1 ranked contender ALEXANDER POVETKIN, (30-1-0, 22 KO’s) today after Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance Ostarine and the World Boxing Council withdrew their recognition of the fight. … […]

Povetkin to face Johann Duhaupas tonight

By Jeff Aranow: Former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs) will be facing former world title challenger Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (34-3, 21 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round fight tonight, as the Bermane Stiverne has decided not to face Povetkin after he tested positive for a banned substance. The 6’5” Duhaupas has reportedly […]

Povetkin fails drug test for Stiverne fight

By Eric Baldwin: Former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs) has allegedly failed a drug test for his fight against Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1,21 KOs) for his fight tonight at the Ekaterinburg, Expo, in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The World Boxing Council has withdrawn sanctioning of the Povetkin vs. Stiverne fight. (read Stiverne statment here). Povetkin […]

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