Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin, who until recently claimed to be the first opponent of Alexander Usyk in the heavyweight division, assessed the prospects of the Ukrainian in a new weight class.
According to preliminary information, a Cirrus has agreed to fight with Cameroonian Carlos Takama heavyweight champion. The fight is scheduled for may 18, and then only after this fight Povetkin and Barbel can fight against each other.
Povetkin has previously stated that he would like to face off with Ukrainian and assured that no plans to retire. Now the Russians appreciated the Mustache.
Normally appreciate Mustache as a heavyweight. Think he’s serious and a good fighter. Don’t know how much it weighs, but the same as I do. Or can knock out? You saw that he knocks out guys. The same Underwear, and he’s a complicated guy, – said Povetkin.
The Russians, like the Tendril is the Olympic champion. Povetkin won the gold in 2004, and the Tendril – 2012.
For me fighting with him, of course, interesting. Because Dating an Olympic champion, meet the master. We order in a box and go to meet with the strongest – said Povetkin.
His last fight Usyk came against Tony Bellew (30-3-1, 20 KOS), having sent the rival to a knockout in the eighth round. Thus, the Ukrainian defended all the champion titles in heavy weight.
Povetkin in the autumn of 2018, lost to Anthony Joshua. The fight ended in the 7th round with the victory of Joshua.