Russian Povetkin avoids clash with Oleksandr Usyk

Россиянин Поветкин избегает поединка с Александром Усиком

The ironic twist of absolute world champion in the first heavyweight Alexander Usik (16-0, 12 KO’s), Eddie Hearn reported problems with the organisation of fight of Ukrainians against the Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KO’s).

About Eddie Hearn told iFL TV.

The promoter claims that the Russian side asks first interim fight before the fight with the Ukrainian, which would be held in autumn in the case of mutual wins Mustache and Povetkin may 18.

Battle of the Mustache with Klitschko can take place. We considered the possibility for the debut of the Mustache in supertech Povetkin, Tacoma. Povetkin will probably fight with Michael hunter. He wants an interim fight before meeting with a Mustache,
said Hearn.

Thus, the Tendril can make his debut in the heavyweight division in a fight against the Cameroonian Carlos Takama (36-5-1, 28 KO’s), a potential opponent Povetkin can be Michael hunter (16-1, 11 KO’s).

At the same time, the promoter Matchroom Boxing Briton Eddie Hearn claimed that the battle between the Olympic Champions are agreed upon. Hearn also stated that the fight against the Russians will say a lot about the prospects of Usyk in heavyweight division.

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.

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