Heavyweight Superchampion Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine has named three reasons why he wants to fight Russian Aleksander Povetkin.
After two matches between them were called off, Klitschko still hopes to meet 32-year-old Povetkin in the ring.
“I want to have a fight with Povetkin. Aleksander is a WBA Champion. And whom should I clash with if not champions? And then he is very skilled boxer, hasn’t yet lost any battle. Also he is 2004 Olympic Champion. A duel of two Olympic Champions is especially great, it is interesting! I hope we can pull off the fight. I am ready – now it’s just down to Povetkin and his team,” Klitschko told Sovetsky Sport newspaper.
“I wish Povetkin luck in his upcoming fights – each victory will bring him closer to a clash with me. We missed two chances and I hope it will be third time lucky,” he added.
Meanwhile, Klitschko Jr. is getting ready for a bout with 39-year-old Frenchman Jean-Marc Mormeck on December 10.
Povetkin’s next fight is scheduled for either 3 or 17 December. American Hasim Rahman is likely to be his opponent.