By Eric Thomas: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO’s) is looking forward to handing unbeaten WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO’s) his first loss this Saturday in their huge Eastern European showdown at the Olimpiyskiy, in Moscow, Russia.
Both fighters are former super heavyweight Olympic Gold medalists. Wladimir won his gold medal in the 1996 Olympics for Ukraine, and Povetkin got his in the 2004 Olympics for Russia.
Wladimir, 6’6”, is the much taller, quicker, stronger and more experienced fighter than the 6’2” Povetkin. That doesn’t mean that Wladimir will win the fight, because he’s had problems in the past in facing pressure fighters like Ross Puritty, Lamon Brewster and Samuel Peter.