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Thursday, July 04, 2013

HAMBURG, Germany - Wladimir Klitschko's management says he will defend his multiple heavyweight boxing titles against Alexander Povetkin in a highly anticipated showdown on October 5 in Moscow's Olympic Arena.

Klitschko holds the IBF and IBO belts and is also the WBO and WBA "super champion". Povetkin is the WBA's regular champion.

With Klitschko's older brother Vitali being the WBC champion, the Ukrainian-born brothers have dominated the heavy division for a decade.

Like Wladimir Klitschko, Russia's Povetkin is a former Olympic champion and has a 26-0 record, with 18 knockouts. Klitschko is 60-3. His last fight was a sixth-round TKO over Francesco Pianeta in May.





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