Alexander Povetkin-Deontay Wilder set for purse bids as talks “fail”

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According to WBC mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin who has been waiting and waiting for his chance against heavyweight ruler DeontayWilder, the fight will now go to purse bids. Speaking with TASS, the Russian star said talks between his people and Wilder’s people, “failed.”

The purse bid is set for the 26th of this month, and Andrey Ryabinskiy said the fight going to purse bids is “more convenient for us.”

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Wilder vs Povetkin getting closer, May 21st date in play for New York

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The current heavyweight division seems to be as slow moving as ever – we are still waiting on a definite date for the big Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko rematch and neither British star Anthony Joshua nor David Haye has announced an opponent for their upcoming bout – but fight fans are slowly but surely getting the fights that matter.

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Alexander Povetkin vs. Deontay Wilder is being negotiated

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When Tyson Fury (25-0-0) defied most odds and came out victorious against Wladimir Klitschko (64-4-0) on November 28th in Düsseldorf, Germany, there were some assumptions and expectations from the boxing community. One of them was that Fury and Klitschko meet again in a rematch. The other one was that Fury would be a different kind of champion, fighting more often and facing anyone and everyone. This appears to be not the case. Right after his victory, Fury stated that he is not interested in fighting Deontay Wilder (35-0-0), because Wilder is simply not a champion fight material, despite his unblemished record and a 97% KO rate.

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Wilder Gets Povetkin Reprieve Until April/May 2016

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WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, is set to get what amounts to for many, as a ‘stay of execution,’ given mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin, has revealed he will not be ready for the proposed January date for their title clash.

Wilder was due to meet his mandatory challenger early next year, although after ‘Sasha’ today dominated Polish challenger, Mariusz Wach – stopping him on a cut in the final round – it was revealed the Russian’s representatives informed the WBC at their annual convention in China, that he will not be ready to meet Wilder until April or May 2016.

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Povetkin wants a Klitschko rematch, in Ukraine or even the Olympics

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For a few years now, Wladimir Klitschko (64-3-0) has been expressing great interest in participating in the next Olympic games. While there are a few roadblocks, it seems as though even a professional fighter can qualify.

In October of 2013, Wladimir Klitschko had delivered the very first loss to Alexander Povetkin(29-1-0) in Moscow, Russia. There were no excuses or hard feelings from camp Povetkin, instead stating that they appreciated the fight and have learned a lot from it.

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Oleg Maskaev Suggests Povetkin Avoids Fighting In Kiev, Ukraine

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“A rematch will happen. The younger Klitschko cannot stay the champion forever. The first fight was rough, and the loss is still burning Alexander inside. He needs a rematch in order to fix it. Alexander achieved becoming a champion. As far as where the location, Kiev is not right for it. The pressure there will be too high, and Povetkin should avoid fighting there,” said former WBC champion Oleg Maskaev.

The Povetkin vs. Klitschko bout in Moscow, Russia, in October of 2013 generated not only great interest, but also a colossal profit for everyone involved. When it comes to finances, things like venue have to be considered in order to maximize revenue.

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Deontay Wilder back in action on 9/26, Povetkin fight not likely

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Boxing fans are going to have to wait a little awhile before WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) defends his WBC title against his mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin. Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas says the Wilder-Povetkin fight likely won’t take place until 2016. He says it takes a lot of time to negotiate big fights against fighters like Povetkin and Tyson Fury.

In the meantime, Wilder will be looking to fight against in three months on September 26th against the likes of Tony Thompson or Chris Arreola. It’s a voluntary defense for Wilder so he’s not going to be fighting a top five contender like Anthony Joshua, Vyacheslav Glazkov or Bryant Jennings.

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