Povetkin will fight against the hunter 7 Dec
Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin (35-2, 24 KOs) will hold his next fight against American Michael hunter (18-1, 12 KO’s) on December 7 this year in Saudi Arabia on a big night of Boxing, the main event will be the rematch between WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz and the former owner of these titles Anthony Joshua, the press service of the promotion company «World of Boxing».
In August of this year, Alexander Povetkin won a landslide victory by unanimous decision over 24-year-old Briton Hughie fury won the vacant title WBA International heavyweight champion. Now 40-year-old Russian boxer takes the fourth place in the ranking of the WBC, fifth in the ranking of the WBA and 14th in the ranking of IBF heavyweight champion.
«Before the fight with Hughie fury I haven’t been out of the ring, recovering from surgery on his elbows, so I am very happy that I can get another fight this year — said Povetkin. — Hunter, strong, good fighter, high standing in the ratings. I think will be good, interesting fight. Next year I will not do to think, you first need to pass hunter, but I would like to box for the heavyweight championship of the world.»
31-year-old American Michael hunter holds the title WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title, which he won in September of this year in the fight with Russian boxer Sergey Kuzmin. After this victory, hunter said he wants to fight Povetkin. American ranked sixth in the ranking of the WBA, the tenth in the rankings of the IBF and WBO and 14th in the ranking of the WBC.
«Hunter is a strong boxer, he’s shown more in the first heavy weight, but Sasha is no stranger to strong opposition, it only motivates. No doubt the experience will be on his side, and in terms of youth, I would have waited to put on the hunter considering what form scored Sasha after the operation and how well it is Boxing vs Hughie fury. Of course, all show only the ring, but Alexander is one of the strongest heavyweights of the world, and we should really try to stay ahead of him in the race for the right to fight with Champions,» — said the head of «World of Boxing» Andrey Ryabinsky.