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News: Povetkin-Dimitrenko purse bid called off; Guerrero Inks Deal With EA Sports

Team Sauerland had to pull out of the EBU´s purse bid for the Povetkin-Dimitrenko bout due to a scheduling conflict. With no free TV slot available on Germany´s ARD network prior to the summer break, Sauerland decided not to bid for the heavyweight fight. European cruiserweight champion Marco Huck and WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev will fight in May before IBF middleweight champion King Arthur Abraham will return to the ring in June. “The EBU rulebook dictates that a fight has to take place within 60 days following the purse bid,” Sauerland Event General Manager Chris Meyer stated. “Unfortunately, our TV schedule is already full. That is why we had no opportunity to stage this bout. And to let Alexander fight on a Universum card was no option at all..

Meyer left the door open on a potential meeting at some point in the future. He added: “Instead of waiting until August, we would like to give Dimitrenko the chance to fight for the vacant title now. Povetkin can still beat him in a couple of months.”

Povetkin (17-0, 12 KOs) made a successful return on April 4 when he defeated Jason Estrada in Dusseldorf to remain the IBF´s mandatory challenger. He was set to take on heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in December 2008 before an ankle injury forced the 2004 Olympic gold medal winner to postpone the showdown. The 17th victory in as many fights has put him back on track. “The win over Estrada was a step into the right direction,” Povetkin said. “I am back.”


THE GHOST" JOINS ELITE IN EA SPORTS "FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 4"

Gilroy, California (April 21, 2009) - Two-time world champion, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero, has inked a deal with EA Sports. Guerrero, who hails from Gilroy CA, will be one of the select few to be featured in the upcoming EA Sports "Fight Night Round 4" video game. Guerrero joins an elite list of boxers, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and many other current and past champions that are slated to appear in the game.

"Everyone knows EA Sports is the top video game company in the world," said Guerrero. "To be featured in "Fight Night Round 4" with the top fighters in the sport, past and present, is dream come true. I'm very thankful and appreciative to EA Sports for giving me the opportunity to be part of something special. This deal puts my name on a global stage with gamers around the world."

Electronic Arts, the leader in sports video games, has been developing its dynamic product since 1993 and distributes on a global scale. "Fight Night Round 4" is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2009. For more information on "Fight Night Round 4" please visit www.fightnight.easports.com.

Article posted on 20.04.2009



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