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Povetkin: I would like to fight Wladimir

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After easily taking out WBA mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman in two rounds, WBA “regular” heavyweight titleholder Alexander Povetkin and his team say they’re ready to settle any debate in the heavyweight picture and take on WBA “super” heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, who also holds the IBF, WBO and IBO belts.

“Wladimir Klitschko takes on Mariusz Wach from Poland next. The winner has until the end of February to face Alexander inside the ring,” said Povetkin’s promoter Kalle Sauerland.

Povetkin himself is hoping for a Klitschko victory. “I would like to fight Wladimir. A fight between him and myself would be very exciting and interesting to watch.”

Meanwhile, Povetkin’s manager Vladimir Hrunov told R-Sport that negotiations between the Povetkin and Klitschko camps will begin after Wlad’s next fight on November 10. He also stated that Povetkin will continue to work with trainer Kostya Tszyu.

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