The American WBC heavyweight champion is gunning for the Brits. ________________________________________________________________________________ Currently Alabama's WBC heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder is in negotiations for his upcoming mandatory defense against Russia's Alexander Povetkin, an extremely difficult bout in itself that many fancy Povetkin to win, but should he get through this stern test - he wants to fight the British…
Exclusive: Deontay Wilder’s Trainer talks Povetkin Fight and more
WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder is scheduled to next defend his title on May 21st against Russian Alexander Povetkin at the Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia.
The heavyweight division has been blown open worldwide in recent times, with the fragmentation of the different recognized titles since Tyson Fury’s triumph over previous long-time heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko last November.
Now add into this mix newly crowned IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua from Britain, and the melting pot of pugilistic big men in the upper echelons of the sweet science is bubbling overtime globally.
WBC Champion Deontay Wilder (36-0-35KO) has a stern upcoming test against highly respected Russian protagonist Alexander Povetkin (30-1-22KO), who has only ever lost once professionally at the hands of Wladimir Klitschko via unanimous decision in 2013.
American Wilder will know that a win against Povetkin could potentially open up the doors to some seriously significant unification clashes – with both the likes of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
Speaking ahead of Wilder’s upcoming bout with Povetkin, Boxing News and Views’ Peter Moss sat down in an exclusive interview with Deontay Wilder’s head trainer Mark Breland (former World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist) to talk all things Povetkin, Deontay’s performance in his last fight and more: