Russian Alexander Povetkin defended his world title in the heavyweight version of the World Boxing Association WBA, sending the opponent in a knockout.
This championship belt Povetkin at the end of August 2011 took from Ruslan Chagaev from Uzbekistan. Then the unanimous decision of the judges counted Povetkin win on points. This time the prize has turned out early. American Cedric Boswell survived only eight of the twelve rounds. Povetkin has sent a competitor in the floor of the ring, after which the referee stopped the fight.
Thus, the 32-year-old Russian has spent in the professional ring 23 fights and won 23 victories, including 16 knockouts.
— At first it was hard, — said Alexander told reporters. — Boswell was moving very well and defended himself by avoiding a fight. Surprise him was difficult. I had to work harder jab, and I being charged for one hit, with the result that I did not work much. At the beginning of the fight, I was somewhat constrained. It was my fault. But as soon as I started to connect the right hand all at once began to build.
While Povetkin received congratulations, he again threw the gauntlet. At the post-match press conference, the German boxer, world champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) in the first heavyweight champion Marco Huck-Povetkin made a business proposition, "I am eight times defended his title in the first heavyweight champion, I just ran out rivals. Now I would like to meet with Alexander Povetkin. I am sure it will be a good and interesting fight. "
Our boxer, in turn, advised Hook, whose calls to fight the Klitschko brothers are ignored, first dial the missing weight, "Denis Lebedev in his last year has not finished it off — I shall finish."
Alexander himself also thinking about the next opponent. For example, about Vladimir Klitschko. Recall that Povetkin is the "normal" world champion (Regular Champion) by the WBA, and superchempionskoe title belongs to Wladimir Klitschko.