Povetkin Looks For Sweep Of The Fury Family
On Saturday, former heavyweight title challenger Alexander Povetkin, dominated in his return to the United Kingdom against Hughie Fury.
Povetkin, who faced Anthony Joshua in Cardiff, Wales last year, impressed against the former British heavyweight champion, coasting to a unanimous decision win in the co-main event of Vasyl Lomachenko’s unified lightweight title win over Luke Campbell.
“I’m very happy with my performance, we worked very hard in training camp and I was able to control the fight with my aggression,” said Povetkin of his win, which earned the vacant WBA international heavyweight title.
With his 12-round domination of one Fury, Povetkin’s ire draws towards another fighter with the last name Fury, former unified world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury.
“He’s talked a great deal about me turning down offers to fight him this year which were never sent. He speaks of wanting to fight in England before the end of the year, this is a perfect plan for me. I’d be happy to return to fight in front of these great boxing fans and prove to them and the rest of the world that I can beat Tyson Fury.”
“Alexander still has the will and desire to fight and we want to give him another opportunity to fight one of the top fighters in the division,” stated Andrei Ryabinskiy of World of Boxing Promotions,
“Activity and staying busy is a key for Alexander. We were very impressed with the way he fought against Hughie Fury and would love to fight Tyson Fury in England later this year,” said manager Vadim Kornilov, Tyson does a lot of talking and has mentioned Alexander numerous times, let’s see if he’s serious.”
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