MOSCOW, 30 Jan - R-Sport, Oleg Bogatov. Decorated Russian boxer, WBA world champion Silver heavyweight champion, Athens Olympic champion Alexander Povetkin said the Agency "R-Sport" that he is ready to compete at the Olympic games in 2016 - If you will be admitted to the qualification selection And rack up a decent form.
Russian boxers do not have At the moment-time Olympic license in the weight category over 91 kg. Qualifying tournaments will be held in 2016. Organization of international Amateur Boxing (AIBA) until not made a final decision on the admission of professional boxers to participate in the Olympic games in Brazil. Before of his intention to play in Rio said Wladimir Klitschko.
"If I was admitted to the Olympic competition, I'd love expressed, - said Povetkin.- If, of course, I am worthy. And If I will be admitted (to the qualification tournament) And I'll be able to come to a common understanding with his promoter, I'd want to go to the Olympics. Most, If there will be Wladimir Klitschko - that would be great. If I get a proposal from the Federation of Boxing of Russia, unequivocally say Yes!"
The athlete also said that the national team of Russia there are decent boxers.
"And (it is not clear), as I currently can't fight for 10-12 rounds, and 3 - continued Povetkin.- Amateur Boxing, of course, much faster, And need time to readjust. I think at least three or four months, it is necessary to adjust to the pace And rhythm of fighting in the Amateurs ".