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Povetkin: I would like to fight Klitschko

World Boxing Association (WBA) Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin, who for the first time in his career was prepared by Kostya Tszyu, presented himself in best form at the fully packed Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany on Saturday. He won against former champion Hasim Rahman (50-8-2, 41 KOs) within two rounds in front of 4.000 spectators. The start of the fight seemed to be on level terms but very [...]

Rahman blames his loss to Povetkin on being dehydratred

By Dwight Chittenden: Nothing went right for 39-year-old Hasim Rahman (50-8-2, 41 KO's) tonight in him losing to WBA World heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17 KO's) by a 2nd round TKO at the Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Hamburg, Germany. Rahman waited four years for this title shot and when it came he looked weak, lethargic and incisive in getting demolished by the Russian Povetkin. Later [...]

Povetkin stops Rahman’ Pulev stops Ustinov; Culcay defeats Thompson

By Marcus Richardson: In a fight that should have never been allowed to happen, WBA World heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17 KO's) destroyed 39-year-old former WBC heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman (50-8-2, 41 KO's) in the 2nd round at the on Saturday night at the Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Hamburg, Germany. Rahman just looked shot to pieces, like a fighter that didn't belong in the [...]

Rahman gets title shot against Povetkin tonight; Pulev faces Ustinov on undercard

(Photo Wende) By Rob Smith: Former WBC heavyweight champion 39-year-old Hasim Rahman will get getting a shot at the title against WBA World heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin in their fight at the Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, in Hamburg, Germany. A lot of boxing fans thought that Rahman had retired years ago after getting stopped by Wladiimr Klitschko in 2008. Rahman looked old and shot even then, [...]

Weights: Rahman 256, Povetkin 229

(Picture: Photo Wende) Here are the weights from Hamburg, Germany: WBA Heavyweight Championship Hasim Rahman: 116.4 Kg / 256.62 lbs Alexander Povetkin: 103.9 Kg / 229.06 lbs WBA-Intercontinental Light Middleweight Championship Mark Thompson: 69.5 kg/ 153.22 lbs Jack Culcay: 69.7 kg/ 153.66 lbs European and IBF-International Heavyweight Championship Alexander Ustinov: 138.6 kg/ [...]

David Price: Povetkin should KO Rahman

Liverpool behemoth David Price makes his big debut on the Home of TV Boxing BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) on Saturday 13th October at the Liverpool Olympia when he takes on British rival Audley Harrison in a Battle of the Olympians. Heavy-handed Price, a Bronze medallist at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, is unbeaten in 13 fights with 11 going early - 9 of them inside three rounds - puts [...]

News: Rahman looking to KO Povetkin; Ustinov hoping for win over Pulev; Kovalev signs with Main Events

The tension is building. Saturday's big fight night is just around the corner. Three title fights are scheduled and they all have one thing in common. The World Boxing Association (WBA) Heavyweight Championship between Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) and Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs), Kubrat Pulev´s (16-0, 8 KOs) European and IBF International Heavyweight Championship defence against Alexander [...]

Rahman battles Povetkin; Pulev faces Ustinov on Saturday

(Photo: Team Sauerland) Since yesterday’s late arrival in Hamburg, Germany, it is no secret that Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) likes to take his time. But after today's public workout at the Europa Passage in Hamburg, it also no secret, that Rahman possesses some serious pop in his fists. But as expected, he was fashionably late. After leaving the hotel behind schedule and an interview on site, [...]

Alexander Povetkin: Kostya Tszyu doesn’t want a new fighter!

The fight for the WBA World Heavyweight Championship is getting closer. On September 29, defending champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) and mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) will battle it out at the Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany. Since his last bout against Marco Huck, a lot has changed for team Povetkin. With ring legend Kostya Tszyu he has someone in his corner, who will help [...]

Hasim Rahman Interview

Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) wants to do it again. The man who already took on big names such as Lennox Lewis will face current WBA Champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) at the Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany, on September 29. And the American is not planning on just showing up. At the age of 39, Rahman is aiming to become the champion of the world once more. Right before the big showdown, the heavyweight [...]

Rahman prepared to shock the world by beating Povetkin on September 29th

Former undisputed and two-time Heavyweight Champion Hasim "The Rock" Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) is putting the final touches on an "intense" training camp that has him in the best shape he's been in a decade. Rahman will challenge World Boxing Association (WBA) World Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) on Saturday, September 29 at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany, and his promoter [...]

Rahman: I’m going to punish Povetkin

Two very different attitudes on display in Hamburg, Germany. While Alexander Povetkin, World Boxing Association (WBA) Heavyweight-World-Champion, was happy to talk to the press and presented himself in a positive manner, his mandatory Hasim Rahman drew attention by being quite moody at their first press conference leading up to their fight on September 29 in Hamburg. Maybe the reason for the behavior [...]