Russian Alexander Povetkindefended his title of "regular" world champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) in the heavyweight division. In Hamburg, Germany, he won over American Hasim Rahman TKO in the second round: after a series of strokes Povetkin judge decided that American is not in a position to continue meeting and stopped the fight.
Thus, for the third time Povetkin defended his belt, which is owned since July last year. Now at 25, the Russian boxer wins (including 17 knockouts) and no defeats. Live broadcast of the fight Povetkin and Rahman were BBC News website and TV channel "Russia 2".
Rahman two-time world champion — After a sensational victory over Briton Lennox Lewis in 2001 and stripped of the belt after his opponent, Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko in 2005. However, when an American was losing the belt via a one-two fights. The current defeat him — the eighth with 50 victories (41 by knockout) and two draws, transfers ITAR-TASS.
In the next fight Povetkin should not later than April 2013 to meet with the owner of the belt "super champion of the world" WBA Ukrainian Vladimir Klitschko, if last November 10 to win the Pole Mariusz Waha.