His WBA regular belt will try to defend for third time, former 2004 Athens Olympic champion, Russian Alexander Povetkin, 33. In his last fight, at last February, Povetkin almost faced his first loss in the carrier against multiple WBO cruiserweight champion, German Marco Huck. Maybe, after the fight it was Alexander's hand held up, but, at least visually, he didn't look as the winner. And about the chance to fight next one of the brothers Klitschko also could just giggling. But Alexander's managers found the solution for the fight and also found the opponent, actually, what concerns the second one, they reanimated one, to be precise. The opponent is no one else as former WBC and IBF champion, 40-years-old American, Hasim Rahman. Don't think there is something new to tell about Rahman's past, quite impressive, but not topical anymore, but here can just remind that Hasim, actually, quit the sport after loss to Wladimir Klitschko, in the far 2008. Two years later he made his comeback and had five wins against the guys nobody knows, but his last fight was more than one year ago (06/2011) and weighed then 284 pounds!!!!! It is quite useless to ask, is Rahman worthful enough to fight for world title, of course NOT! Can just still wonder; how can the German crowd keep paying for the boxing, when the result is known long time before the show kick-off!? Or, maybe we can expect the big Rahman's lucky punch, like against Lennox Lewis in 2001!?
Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, 31, for the first time will try to defend his European belt, which he won last May, by knocking out Ukrainian-born fighter Alexander Dimitrenko from Russia, at the 11-th. Pulev will face another Russian, former kickboxing world champion, 6'6 feet tall, unbeaten in 27 previous fights, Alexander Ustinov. Its goin to be very exiting fight, between the masterful Pulev and massive brother's Klitschko regular sparring-partner.