Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alexander Povetkin Fight scheduled for September 11th

Even though he's 19-0 with 14 KO's, stands 6'2" tall and weighs 217 pounds, very few people believe Alexander Povetkin has a chance against the champion, Wladimir Klitschko.

KMG, the Klitschko’s management group announced today that Wladimir Klitschko (54-3, 48 KOs) will defend his heavyweight title against Alexander Povetkin (19-0, 14 KOs) of Russia on Sept. 11 at Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena. Commerzbank Arena is the home of German soccer team Eintracht Frankfurt.

Back in June, with a winning bid of $8,313,000, Team Klitschko outbid their competition, Sauerland, who bid $4,250,001, to become the sole promoter of this upcoming event.

Klitchko mentioned that he has no doubt he will keep his titles. It will be Wladimir Klitschko’s 18th world title fight. In his last bout in March, he defeated Eddie Chambers with a spectacular knockout in round 12 in Düsseldorf, Germany, in front of a sold-out crowd of 51,000. The Ukrainian boxer, who holds the IBF, WBO and IBO belts, said “Povetkin is a very strong opponent – the fact that we are both Olympic champions speaks for itself.”

The 30-year-old Povetkin, who has an unbeaten record with 19 wins, claimed he would snatch the world champion belts away from Klitschko. “This is the biggest fight of my career and I will be better prepared than ever before. Now it is my time, I am the future of the heavyweight division. I had to wait a pretty long time for this chance. Right now, I am training in the US with ten sparring partners, among them former world champions.”

His trainer is Teddy Atlas, the former coach of ex-heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and Michael Moorer. In his career, Povetkin – “The White Lion” – beat former heavyweight champion Chris Byrd as well as Eddie Chambers. However, he’s never gone up against the like of the “Steel Hammer” who will have the experience edge, a five and a half inch height advantage and outweigh him by 20 pounds.

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