Povetkin father passes away

By Alexey Sukachev

Sad news has come this morning from Germany where in one of the local hospitals Vladimir Ivanovich Povetkin, the father of the top Russian heavyweight and Athens Olympics super heavyweight gold medalist Alexander Povetkin and a prominent coach himself, has tragically passed away after a long and courageous battle with the severe blood disorder. Vladimir Povetkin will be buried at Northern Graveyard in his hometown of Kursk, Russia, on May 1. Fightnews sends its sincerest condolences to Alexander Povetkin, his brother Vladimir (former pro boxer), their families and Team Povetkin.

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