Alexander Povetkin ban to be lifted to complicate Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder plans
Joshua beat his mandatory IBF challenger Carlos Takam last month while Wilder blasted out Bermane Stiverne inside three minutes on Saturday.
With Luis Ortiz having failed a drugs test, there appears to be little standing in the way of a massive WBA, IBF and WBC heavyweight unification bout.
However, Povetkin’s promoter Andrey Ryabinsky now claims that the Russian heavyweight will be eligible for a WBC title shot in 2018.
Povetkin had been serving an indefinite suspension after failing a drugs test last summer but now Ryabinsky says the WBC have informed him they have lifted their ban.... read more