With Deontay Wilder’s potentially exciting mandatory defence against Alexander Povetkin now off – due to the Russian star coming up positive for an illegal substance in case anyone didn’t know – fans are wondering who WBC heavyweight king Wilder will fight next. Next in line in the WBC rankings is Bermane Stiverne, the man Wilder beat back in January of 2015 to take the green belt. Could we soon be seeing a rematch?… Read Article
MAY 15, 2016 – In the wake of the news on Friday that Alexander Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder and his representatives have been made aware of the WBC’s decision on Sunday that the fight will not occur in Moscow on May 21.
“I’m very disappointed that due to Povetkin’s failed drug test the fight is not going to happen on May 21 in Moscow,” said Deontay … Read Article
In breaking news from Dan Rafael of ESPN.com it seems the WBC heavyweight title fight between champ Deontay Wilder and challenger Alexander Povetkin could be called off as Povetkin has reportedly tested positive for Meldonium.
“Status of the #WilderPovetkin fight is unclear at the moment after Povetkin’s test,” Rafael Tweeted earlier today.
Rafael later wrote:… Read Article
WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin voluntarily agreed to the WBC Clean Boxing Program and to be tested by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) in connection with their upcoming May 21, 2016, WBC World Heavyweight Championship.
Today, VADA reported to the WBC and the fighters’ camps the results of an anti-doping test Povetkin underwent from a sample collected on April 27, 2016. VADA’s report states that Povetkin’s sample A showed … Read Article
BROOKLYN BOXING is headed to Russia where world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will promote Barclays Center’s flourishing boxing platform on his Everlast gear during training camp and fight week ahead of his title defense against Russian fighter Alexander Povetkin on May 21 at Megasport Arena in Moscow. Wilder has a long-standing alliance with Everlast. … Read Article
The night of Saturday May 21st shapes up as being one cracking night of heavyweight action. No less than eight heavyweight punchers, ranging from the up-and-coming variety, to big, and very big names, will be battling it out. The fights will take place in London, Moscow and Manukau City in New Zealand. Fans of the heavyweights are in for what promises to be an exciting night; the only problem might be being able to catch … Read Article
Alexander Povetkin might be fighting at home in Russia when he challenges WBC heavyweight ruler Deontay Wilder on May 21st, but the former Olympian who captured gold will likely be the underdog in the eyes of many fans – maybe by a margin of something like 60/40 or 70/30, with the edge going to Wilder. The biggest reason Povetkin will not be favoured to win is his height, or lack of. Wilder is 6’7” and … Read Article
NORTHPORT, ALA. (April 21, 2016) -Undefeated WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder hosted a media workout Tuesday at the Skyy Gym in Northport, Ala. as he prepares to become the first reigning American heavyweight champion to travel to Russia to defend his title.
In exactly one month, on Saturday, May 21, Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., will put his world title on the line against mandatory challenger and native Russian, Alexander Povetkin (30-1, … Read Article
Everyone has an opinion on tonight’s intriguing Charles Martin-Anthony Joshua fight. A genuine 50-50 affair in the opinion of many – including A.J’s promoter Eddie Hearn – the IBF title fight will set the winner up for some huge fights. One of these potential blockbusters awaiting tonight’s winner is a unification clash with unbeaten KO King Deontay Wilder, the reigning WBC champion.
Wilder, of course, has to take care of the formidable Alexander Povetkin in … Read Article
Like a good number of people, reigning and undefeated WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder sees this Saturday night’s IBF heavyweight title fight between defending belt-holder Charles Martin and challenger Anthony Joshua as a very close, hard to call fight. Some say the fight has come too soon in the career of the 2012 Olympic gold medallist, while others say Martin is still very much the unproven article himself.… Read Article