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Hearn: Joshua vs. Povetkin close, Wilder still possible

By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn says he has a deal that he already has a deal in position between IBF, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and his WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin, but there’s still a possibility WBC champion Deontay Wilder could get the fight depending on his willingness to come to the UK […]

Povetkin’s promoter says discussions have started for Anthony Joshua fight

By Scott Gilfoid: WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin’s Russian promoter Andrey Ryabinskiy states that negotiations have started for a fight against WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua for a fight that could take place in UK, USA or Russia. … Read

WBA orders Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin negotiations to start

By Scott Gilfoid: The World Boxing Association has officially ordered the fight between WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin. The management for the two fighters has 30 days to negotiate the fight before a purse bid takes place. … Read

Povetkin not interested in Whyte fight, wants Joshua now

By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn can forget about trying to push Dillian Whyte onto Alexander Povetkin, as the Russian fighter is making it clear that he ONLY wants his WBA mandated title shot against Anthony Joshua now. … Read

WBA says Povetkin vs. Price winner should be Joshua’s NEXT opponent

By Scott Gilfoid: WBA president Gilberto Mendoza has told Sky Sports that the winner of this Saturday’s fight between #1 WBA Alexander Povetkin and David Price will be the mandatory challenger to WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, and they should come next for him unless he faces WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in a unification […]

Povetkin rated #1 WBA contender for Joshua

By Jim Dower: Alexander Povetkin (33-1, 23 KOs) is now rated as the No.1 contender for WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. This move by the World Boxing Association in placing the 38-year-old Povetkin at No.1 was not unexpected. Povetkin’s recent win over Christian Hammer was viewed as a fight to lock him in as Joshua’s […]


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