Boxing’s next heavyweight champion will be from the former Soviet Union, whether it be Ukraine’s Vladimir Klitschko or Russia’s Alexander Povetkin. The fight will be held in Moscow, with Russian President Vladimir Putin in attendance for Saturday’s match.
The fight will have the the largest guaranteed purse for a heavyweight fight since Las Vegas hotelier Steve Wynn paid $32.1m for Buster Douglas against Evander Holyfield in 1990. Klitschko (60-3, 52 KOs) has been in 23 world heavyweight title fights, winning 21, almost all in convincing fashion. Twice previously the fight was scheduled but didn’t come off because Povetkin (26-0, 18 KOs), 34, pulled out.
At 37 years old, will the Ukrainian have enough in the tank to continue his streak of domination, or will Povetkin give Moscow the gift of World Champion Heavyweight Boxer once again? Come down to the Sapphire Pool & Day Club for our pay-per-view viewing party, poolside!