WBA International heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (35-2) made his return this past Saturday night in London, defeating Hughie Fury (23-3) via UD.
The former world champion was last seen inside a boxing ring last September when Anthony Joshua KO’d him inside 7 rounds. In his return fight though, the vet showcased his brilliance once again and that age is just a number in his book.
Even though a lot of experts and fans said the Russian is no longer among the elites in the heavyweight division, Povetkin is on his long way of getting a Tyson Fury fight.
“I’m very happy with my performance, we worked very hard in training camp and I was able to control the fight with my aggression,” said Povetkin in his post-fight interview.
“Tyson Fury has talked a great deal about me turning down offers to fight him this year which were never sent. He speaks of wanting to fight in England before the end of the year, this is a perfect plan for me. I’d be happy to return to fight in front of these great boxing fans and prove to them and the rest of the world that I can beat Tyson Fury.”
Povetkin’s manager Vadim Kornilov had this to say.
“Activity and staying busy is a key for Alexander. We were very impressed with the way he fought against Hughie Fury and would love to fight Tyson Fury in England later this year. Tyson does a lot of talking and has mentioned Alexander numerous times, let’s see if he’s serious.”