WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 16 KOs) has laughed off the comments from Tyson Fury (16-0, 11 KOs), who most recently claimed he was ready to “take Povetkin out.”
The 32-year-old Russian makes a first defence of his title at Helsinki´s Hartwall Areena on December 3, taking on tough American challenger Cedric Boswell (35-1, 26 KOs).
Povetkin was amused by Fury´s remarks. “I am ready to defend my belt against every challenger out there,” Povetkin stated. “But I must admit I am not overly scared by comments from someone whose biggest hit to date has been a Youtube video where he punches himself in the face. Right now all my focus is on Cedric Boswell.”
Promoter Kalle Sauerland added: “We would love to make that fight and I had offered them the December date but they didn’t seem to fancy it too much so perhaps now we can discuss next spring. First Alexander needs to take care of a very tough challenger in Cedric Boswell.”
October 30, 2011
Wladimir Klitschko is the full WBA heavyweight following his win over David Haye. However, as Klitschko already holds the IBF,WBO and IBO titles, the World Boxing Association decided to make him a ’Super’ champion in order to keep their title more active. Povetkin went on to defeat Ruslan Chagaev for the ’Regular’ title.