The World Boxing Association (WBA) Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko is all set to face Alexander Povetkin in October this year. The fight is scheduled to take place on 5 October 2013 at Moscow’s Olympic Stadium in Russia. This is one of the most awaited fights of the year for fans as these two were set to meet in a fight three years ago but it never happened due to some issues.
Klitschko told media in a press conference:
“We had a long story with Alexander and could have met earlier, Alexander hasn’t lost a fight and I’m looking forward to meeting him but in no case will I underestimate him. I’m sure he will do his best to win on the night of October 5, 2013.”
“Wladimir Klitschko to face Povetkin in October 2013”
Kiltschko has fought in 63 fights in his career and has only lost 3 out of them till now. 52 out of his 60 victories have came as a result of a knockout which show the power in the accurate punching skill of the Champion.
On the other hand the Alexander Povetkin from Russia is still unbeaten his in his career of 26 fights. Povetkin told media that he is very glad that this fight will finally take place and he is looking forward to meeting Wladimir, he strongest boxer at the moment.
Both fighters are the best in the business today and that’s why they are getting paid a huge amount of money for this fight. Wladimir is going to be paid $17,499,997 for this fight while Povetkin will receive $5,833,333. It is going to be a real test of Povetkin fighting skills as Wladimir is the toughest opponent that he has ever faced in his career.
Wladimir is quite huge physically in comparison to Povetkin and will definitely have a advantage of power on him. The best weapons for Povetkin are going to be his speed and stamina if the fight goes into the last rounds. If Povetkin can pull this off by any means it can prove as a turning point for his career.