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Povetkin-Rahman back in England?

Looks like the July 14 heavyweight title fight between WBA regular champ Alexander Povetkin and WBA mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman is back on the card on London featuring the grudge match between David Haye and Dereck Chisora. That bout had reportedly been pulled from the card and shifted to Germany due to the backlash against the sanctioning of Haye-Chisora against the wishes of the BBB of C, but according to a press announcement by EPIX, which has picked up U.S. TV rights, both fights will take place in the West Ham Football Club’s Boleyn Ground at Upton Park in London. EPIX will also carry the defense July 7 defense of unified IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko against IBF mandatory challenger Tony Thompson at Stade de Suisse, in Berne, Switzerland, in a rematch of their 2008 fight.

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