Former WBA world heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (34-2) revealed that he has accepted to clash with Hughie Fury (23-2) on a 4 weeks notice.
The two will meet on the Lomachenko-Campbell undercard on August 31 in London. The last time Russia’s #1 heavyweight was inside the ring was last September when he challenged Anthony Joshua for the unified world championship, but “AJ” KO’d Povetkin in the 7th round.
The 24-year-old Fury, on the other hand, has been way more active than his 39-year-old opponent – Tyson’s cousin fought 3 times in the last 10 months (loss to Kubrat Pulev in October and won against Chris Norad and Samuel Peter in 2019).
“I was supposed to fight David Allen in case he won over David Price,” Povetkin confirmed, exclusively to Seconds Out.
“I then got the proposal to fight Fury one month before the fight and I approved it immediately! I don’t think there is a right or wrong opponent, he is just the opponent that satisfied me! In the ring, I will demonstrate everything.”
“I don’t like to make any plans before I do my job. If it goes successfully, we will discuss the next steps. It will be an interesting and exciting fight because Fury is a young and powerful boxer. But one thing I can tell you, I will continue fighting until my eyes are burning or until I have such a wish to retire.