Boxing News At Five | Sep 02 2019

Boxing News at Five: Povetkin wants another Fury on his record, Garcia eyes Pacquiao fight next year

Alexander Povetkin wants a second Fury after beating Hughie on Saturday, and Mikey Garcia looks to return to the ring before 2020
Alexander Povetkin
Anthony Joshua & Alexander Povetkin Press Conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

HAVING beaten Hughie Fury at the weekend, it’s now possible Russian Alexander Povetkin has emerged as a future opponent for Hughie’s cousin, Tyson.

And who would argue?

Despite more than one performance-enhancing drug transgression, it would be hard to begrudge Povetkin, a former WBA titleholder, the chance when Fury’s next opponent is Otto Wallin, a name unfamiliar to all but hardcore fight fans in Sweden. Trust boxing to make a hero of a villain.