Alexander Povetkin defended his world title by knocking out Vavzhika

  • Povetkin was closer to Klitschko
  • Povetkin was closer to Klitschko

Alexander Povetkin defended his title of "regular" world champion of the World Boxing Association heavyweight division, knocking out the Pole Andrzej Vavzhika in the third round. The next opponent of Russians, most likely Wladimir Klitschko.


It's a fight waiting for all. On Friday, in Moscow, the global event. The current world champion, WBAAlexander Povetkinin the ring "Crocus City Hall" had to defend the title in a fight against the Pole Andrzej Vavzhika. The battle was a kind of undercard before the main event of the evening sports — title fight between Denis Lebedev and Guillermo Jones.

The most important thing is that all boxing fans expect Povetkin is not so much a victory over the Polish guy, and the possibility of meeting the owner of Olympic gold medals in 2004 the leader of the heavyweight champion and versions WBA, IBO, IBF and WBOWladimir Klitschko. At the battle, by the way, arrived brother Vladimir — Vitali.

At the professional level, Andrzej Vavzhik had 27 fights. All bouts completed a triumphant outcome for themselves, and in thirteen meetings was recorded knockout. Before the fight bookmakers gave a clear preference for a favorite "Russian Vityaz". Odds to Win Povetkin — only 1.06, while Vavzhika — 9.0, draw — 34.0.

Vice President of Professional Boxing Federation of Russia Andrei Ryabinsky previously reported that Klitschko — Povetkin is scheduled for late September — early October, and the venue is very likely to become a sports complex "Olympic".

In the first round of the Russian took the center of the ring and single punches left trying to punch you in the head, the body, but it certainly is not got. Vavzhik a couple of times got straight jabs, but in general our "Knight" looked preferable. Boxers were in a fight, swinging.

In the middle of the second round Povetkin got exactly right in the head and sent Vavzhika a knockdown. Polish bidder was bleeding, but was not going to give up. Just started running around the corner from the Russian. It became clear that this fight for a long time will not continue.

As soon as the bell announced the start of the third round of the Russian left side hit the Vavzhika bloodied face and he just lingered on the ropes to keep from falling to the floor of the ring. This was followed by another drop and the referee stopped the fight, stopping the beating. Povetkin won a clear advantage.

"The plan was to work out some tricks, so do not expect so early an opponent in a knockout — said the boxer after the victory. — Feel a fortune after the fight? Basically, I feel okay, then happiness will be. "

Thus, the 33-year-old Povetkin for the fourth time defended the belt "regular" champion, which he owns almost two years, from August 2011. Then he beat Uzbek Ruslan Chagaev on points, then knocked out American Cedric Boswell, followed by points has won the German Marco Huck. Finally, in September of last year, Alexander sent the ring of another U.S. Representative Hasim Rahman, which he won by TKO in the second round.

Now, on account Povetkin appear 26 wins and no defeats. Alexander's next fight will likely hold at the beginning of September in Moscow against the owner championship belts in three versions, including the title of "super champion» WBA, Wladimir Klitschko.

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