News | Apr 01 2016

Deontay Wilder vs Alexander Povetkin will take place in Russia on May 21

Deontay Wilder must travel to Russia to defend his world title
Deontay Wilder
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DEONTAY WILDER will travel to Russia to defend his WBC world heavyweight title against Alexander Povetkin on May 21.

Povetkin’s promoter, Andrey Ryabinsky, won the purse bids to stage the mandated contest with a $7.15m bid. The fight will take place at the Megasport Arena in Moscow.

It will mark the second time Wilder has fought outside of the Americas as a professional, after he wiped out Audley Harrison in Sheffield, England in 2013.

 

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