Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Super Heavyweight Boxer Becomes the World Champion
29.08.2011 13:22
Russian Super Heavyweight Boxer Becomes the World Champion
Alexander Povetkin

On Saturday, Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin won the title of world champion among super heavyweight boxers, according to the World Boxing Association.

      He has beaten Ruslan Chagaev of Uzbekistan, wearing him down with combinations of upper cuts and jabs. After 12 rounds of the fight, Povetkin was declared the winner unanimously by all the referees. Now his unbeaten record is 22 wins with 15 knockouts.

      Saturday's fight was for the WBA heavyweight belt that was vacant after it was won by Ukrainian Vladimir Klichko. Klichko had to renounce the title after becoming the association's super champion for beating Briton David Haye in July.

      Povetkin is the fourth Russian who becomes the super heavyweight champion. Before him, the title was won by Sultan Ibragimov, Nikolai Valuyev and Oleg Maskayev. The Saturday's triumph may bring him a shot at the winner of the Vitali Klitshcko-Tomasz Adamek WBC title bout in Poland next month. 


Source: ITAR-TASS, RIA Novosti

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian sport Russian sportsmen Russian boxers Alexander Povetkin Russian wins 

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Russian tourism  Tikhiy Bay  Gothic  Rimma Kazakova  Pussy Riot  Rossiya Bank  Russian business  activity holidays  medicine  Nika Film Award  Vinzavod  Taganay National Park  Perm Territory  Russian language  Film Festival "Eurasian Bridge"   Russian theatres  Russian economy  Russian Arts and Crafts  Natalka  Yekaterinburg  Kamchatka  Russian scientists  Moscow  Treasures  Martiros Sarjan  PlasticLogic 100 e-reader  Exhibitions in Moscow  Adler  Russian National Parks  Krasnoyarsk  Alexander Djikia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  calendar  Irkutsk Region  St. Petersburg  Visa   tours to Russia  EU sanctions  IT  snow leopard  Filling Stations  Panorama Museum Borodino Battle  Ghost the Musical  Nature  VDNKh  Sergei Ursulyak  Great Patriotic War  Internet  Russian science  Russian Cinema 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites