Povetkin Chambers in Berlin on January 26
28.11.07 - Alexander Povetkin and Eddie Chambers will battle out their highly-anticipated IBF eliminator in Berlin on January 26, Sauerland Event confirmed today. After advancing past the first round of the four-way box-off, the two heavyweight hopefuls now clash for the right to challenge IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko..
Article posted on 28.11.2007
And even though he has just 14 professional fights to his name, Povetkin (14-0, 11 KOs) feels he is ready to become the next mandatory challenger. "I am just one step away from a world title fight - and I am determined to take this step against Chambers," the 2004 Olympic gold medal winner said. "Everything is possible in such an eliminator, especially in the heavyweight division. He is a strong opponent but I take him very seriously."
Povetkin last clinched an impressive 11th-round TKO victory over former champion Chris Byrd, while Chambers (30-0, 16 KOs) defeated Calvin Brock on points. Much to the delight of Sauerland Event managing director Chris Meyer, the final showdown between the two unbeaten fighters will be broadcasted by HBO. "We are pleased that the boxing fans in the U.S. will get a first-hand look at the rising talents of Alexander Povetkin," Meyer said. "Alexander is a superstar in Russia, very popular in Germany and about to conquer the U.S. It also marks the first time that HBO transmits a bout out of Germany with the exception of the Klitschkos."
Povetkin is currently shaping up in his home city of Tschechow near Moscow. "I will be in top form come January 26," he said.
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