Alexander Povetkin Boxing News

Povetkin stops Carlos Takam

By Jim Dower: In a surprise stoppage, former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povektin (28-1, 20 KOs) defeated the much heavier #5 WBC Carlos Takam (30-2-1, 23 KOs) by a 10th round stoppage on Friday night to capture the World Boxing Council Silver heavyweight title at the Luzhniki Concert Hall in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin struggled through […]

Today’s most underrated fighters

By Gav Duthie: Some fighters are loved, some are hated as the saying goes the only thing worse is indifference. There are many boxers today that no matter what they do they seem to fail to get the credit their exploits deserve. Their are many underrated, under appreciated boxers but in my opinion there are […]

Alexander Povetkin vs. Carlos Takam on October 25th in Moscow, Russia

By Allan Fox: Former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (27-1, 19 KOs) will be taking a dangerous fight against #5 WBC, #9 IBF Carlos Takam (30-1-1, 23 KOs) on October 25th in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin, #3 WBA, is trying to work his way back into a quick title shot after losing his title last October […]

Povetkin destroys Charr

By Jim Dower: #5 WBA Alexander Povetkin (27-1, 19 KO’s) showed the difference between him and #7 WBC Manuel Charr (26-2, 15 KO’s) in stopping him in the 7th round to win the vacant WBC International heavyweight title in a mostly one-sided fight at the Luzhniki, in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin nailed Charr with a 4-punch […]

Weights: Charr 247.3, Povetkin 224.8

By Allan Fox: #7 WBC heavyweight contender Manuel Charr (26-1, 15 KO’s) weighed in 22.5 lbs. heavier than former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-1, 18 KO’s) at today’s weigh-in for their clash on Friday night at the Luzhniki, in Moscow, Russia. Charr, 6’3 ½”, weighed in at 247.3 lbs. compared to Povetkin’s 224.8 lbs. […]

Manuel Charr to Povetkin: Not many guys have the guts to fight me

This Friday (May 30th) former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin takes on former world title contender Manuel Charr for the vacant WBC international heavyweight championship at Luzhniki-Arena in Moscow. It will be Povetkin’s first fight since his sole career loss to supreme unified titlist Wladimir Klitschko last October. Both men know each other very well […]

Alexander Povetkin v Manuel Charr this Friday

By Gav Duthie: With all the recent Froch-Groves hype its easy to forget that Alexander Povetkin 26-1 (18) takes on Manuel Charr 26-1 (15) in Moscow, Russia this Friday night.  In order to avoid fighting for any of Wladimir Klitschko’s titles these two evenly matched heavyweights are adding their names to the long line targeting the […]

Ruslan Chagaev vs. Fres Oquendo possible for June 7th for vacant WBA regular heavyweight title

By Dan Ambrose: #3 WBA Ruslan Chagaev (32-2-1, 20 KO’s) has a potential bout against 41-year-old #6 WBA Fres Oquendo (37-7, 24 KO’s) for the vacant regular WBA heavyweight world title on June 7th Grozny, Russia, according to the BILD. This is for the WBA title that was previously held by Alexander Povetkin. The World […]

Charr takes risky fight against Povetkin in Moscow, Russia on May 30th

By Allan Fox: The ambitious #7 WBC heavyweight contender Manuel Charr (26-1, 15 KO’s) will be taking a very risky fight for him against former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-1, 18 KO’s) this month on May 30th at a still to be determined venue in Moscow, Russia. The two fighters will be battling it […]

Povetkin to fight Charr on 5/30

“Diamond Boy” Manuel Charr is heading to Moscow again to face former world champion Alexander Povetkin on May 30th for the WBC international heavyweight championship. “This will be an awesome fight”, says Charr. “I am very proud that I got invited to fight Povetkin and reached an agreement with his handlers. This is my big […]

Povetkin looking to spoil Chisora/Fury II?

By Bradley Dee: In my previous article about the Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora fight card, I pointed out that Chisora was hoping for a shot at former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin. Contrary to my previous beliefs, rumors are now swirling on the message boards both camps are pushing for a May fight in […]

Chisora wants Alexander Povetkin next in Moscow, Russia

By Scott Gilfoid: WBA/WBO International heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KO’s) said last night following his ugly 12 round unanimous decision win over Kevin Johnson (29-5-1, 14 KO’s) that he wants to travel to Moscow, Russia for his next fight to take on former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-1, 18 KO’s). If Chisora […]

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