Povetkin vs. Chagaev
Top-ranked Ruslan Chagaev (27-1-1, 17 KOs) and Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs), the number two, will fight for the WBA Heavyweight title in Erfurt on August 27. "I have won the Olympic gold medal and I´ve been World and European Amateur Champion," unbeaten Povetkin said. "Now I want to finally accomplish my goal of winning the world title as a professional. I have a lot of respect for Chagaev, but he will not get in my way." Chagaev, who dethroned "The Russian Giant" Nikolai Valuev back in April 2007, was equally respectful of his opponent. "Povetkin is a strong fighter, but I want to become world champion again and win back my old title. I am highly motivated."
Weigh-in on August 26: Povetkin - 231 lbs.; Chagaev - 231 lbs.
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