News | Aug 31 2016

Don King wants to promote Bermane Stiverne-Alexander Povetkin, with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin ringside

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DON KING wants to promote Bermane Stiverne versus Alexander Povetkin and raised the possibility of US presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin sitting ringside.

With WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder injured, the WBC have instructed Povetkin to box Stiverne for an Interim title.

“I would love to make the fight between Stiverne, the WBC’s number two contender and Povetkin, who’s number one,” King said. “We could do the fight in Russia, the US, even Africa. I’m friends with Russian President Vladimir Putin and I’m a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, who I’ve known a long time. Maybe the Presidents could sit together at ringside, President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump. Can you imagine?