The 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medalist and former Wba Hw champion Alexander Povetkin entered this fight with a record of 31-1-0 (23 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Anthony Joshua). He suffered his only loss when he faced Wladimir Klitschko in 2013 (=Klitschko vs Povetkin), since then he has won five bouts beating Mariusz Wach (=Povetkin vs Wach) and Johann Duhaupas in his last two (=Povetkin vs Duhaupas).
His opponent, Andriy Rudenko, has a boxing record of 31-2-0 (19 knockouts) and he entered as the No.30 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive fights between 2014 and 2015, against Lucas Browne (=Browne vs Rudenko) and Hughie Fury, but then he has won seven fights defeating Jason Bergman in his last one. Alexander Povetkin vs Andriy Rudenko is valid for the WBO International heavyweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia
Division: heavyweight (over 200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: WBO International heavyweight title
Povetkin’s previous fight: Alexander Povetkin vs Johann Duhaupas
Povetkin’s next fight: Alexander Povetkin vs Christian Hammer
Povetkin vs Rudenko Fight Video:
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