MOSCOW, may 22 - R-Sport, Vasily Konov, Jr. the holder of the belt WBC Silver heavyweight champion Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin on the last working day of the week in the Moscow concert hall "Russia" in a fight with Cuban Mike Perez will defend his title and will try to become the obligatory applicant for a duel with the world champion Under the assumption WBC American Deontay Wilder.
from the very beginning in the form of the opponent Povetkin was only considered Perez, coming second in the chart of the WBC, because of the promotion of the organization "World of Boxing" in the past year had a plan that if successful, the outcome of the battle may 22, Russian Vityaz was obliged to go to challenge for the WBC title. However, Wilder June 13 will conduct a voluntary title defense in a fight with his compatriot Eric Molina.
own last fight Povetkin held in October 2014, knocking the Cameroonian Carlos Takama. Moreover, in January of the same year Perez Also did battle with Takuma, which ended in a draw. Just on account of the 35-year-old Povetkin 28 victories on a professional ring and one defeat (against Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko). In the asset 29-year-old Cuban 21 wins, one loss and only one draw. Just in a fight with Perez in November 2013, Russian heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov suffered a serious injury.
Speaking about the upcoming fight, Povetkin said that " well studied Perez "." This is a nice, powerful boxer, dedicated to winning. One battle with Takuma cannot be judged. I'll be struggling to fight and show his best form, " said He. According to the Russian, the fact that Perez is a Lefty, is not obliged to do matters." I Amateur lefties often fought, so that's okay, I know how to counteract them, " said Povetkin.
The trainer of Russian Ivan Kirpa appreciates the level of readiness of a boxer." I was preparing to Alexander last three fights, personally my opinion is that Sasha is currently in the best shape. He is very well prepared! Perez and Takam Is two equivalent of a boxer, it's hard for Me to decide. Perez Is sufficiently flexible up to a point light and a smart fighter, the fight will be very tough, " said Kirpa.
Himself Peres at a press conference said that he had not seen a single fight Povetkin." I don't see the point in watching fights the enemy. There is my Coach, and He'll tell Me. I Coach all told, We have a plan, We know how to act, what to emphasize. But what I said Coach, It's a secret, everyone will see on the last working day of the week. I have the ability to say just what I'm in great shape, " said the Cuban.
Another important battle was supposed to be a rematch between the Russian Grigory Drozd and pole Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. In September of last year the Thrush in the capital of Russia defeated Wlodarczyk and took pole for the title of WBC heavyweight, But the boxers were required to have a rematch, and He was scheduled for may 22. However, Wlodarczyk has not wanted from the match due to infectious disease, and a half weeks before you are scheduled to arrive in the Russian capital said another pole - Lukasz Janik, who sparred with Wlodarczyk (also, Polish boxers total Trainer Fiodor Lapin).
Coach Thrush Sergey Vasilyev has hinted that a replacement opponent was conceived." I suspected that this fight (Wlodarczyk) will not, - He said.- They could humanly to tell or not for 10 days, in advance." The Drozd stated that " the voltage in connection with the replacement opponent has only grown."
"I wish briefly to say: We have the title to prove an advantage in any conditions and with any opponent," said the citizen of Russia.- I'm ready to box him from a position of strength, from the position of champion. I aim to win very convincingly ".
Janik said " not ready as could be "." But I eventually in good shape, " said the pole.- I stated with Krzysztof, He told Me about part of the things that I use in the ring. I have a plan. In Boxing anything can solve it one shot, and I hope that I'm lucky to do that and to win by knockout ".
The head of the promoting organization "World of Boxing" Andrey Ryabinsky said that the team Thrush will now be uninteresting fight with Wlodarczyk." I know the situation from within, Wlodarczyk in reality ill, nothing can be done about it, " said Rabinsky correspondents.- We had to fight, because we have the contract recorded rematch clause, and that they were necessary, but not us. No problem for us was to find an opponent. We have no complaints to the team Wlodarczyk, We respectfully relate to it ".
Also on 22 may, a citizen of Russia Rakhim Chakhkiev will fight for the vacant IBO title at heavyweight with American Junior Anthony Wright. The belt holder of the WBA international heavyweight citizen of Russia Dmitry Kudryashov will defend the title in a fight with the representative of Namibia Becapital Meroro. Svetlana Kulakova will compete for the title of world champion WBA Junior Welterweight with German Marie Riederer. German heavyweight Manuel Charr in the ratings battle will hold a meeting with Australian Alex Leapai, and Russian light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol will hold a third bout - his opponent will be Joey Vegas of Uganda.