(November 1st) German Titov’s RCC Boxing and World of Boxing Promotions have announced that former WBA regular world heavyweight title holder Alexander Povetkin will fight Hamburg, Germany based Romanian, Christian Hammer in an WBO world heavyweight title eliminator. The fight between Povetkin and Hammer will take place on the 15th of December in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
The 38-year-old Povetkin, 32-1, 23Ko’s losing his WBA Heavyweight strap to Wladimir Klitschko, October 2013 recording KO wins over Manuel Charr, Carlos Takam, Mike Perez, Mariusz Wach and Johann Duhaupas, the once beaten Russian losing title challenge opportunities with Deontay Wilder and Bermane Stiverne due to accusations of drug doping enters off a July 1st vacant WBA Continental and WBO International Heavyweight Title claiming twelve round unanimous decision over Andriy Rudenko.
The 30-year-old Hammer, 22-4, 12Ko’s winning his last five bouts since suffering an eighth-round stoppage by Tyson Fury in February 28th 2015 claiming the vacant WBO European Heavyweight Title October 15th 2016 winning a split decision over previously unbeaten Erkan Teper, comes in off back to back title defenses stopping David Price in seven rounds February 4th and most recently winning a ten round unanimous decision over forty year old Frenchman Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf last May.
The winner of Povetkin / Hammer lines up to face Kiwi WBO World Champion Joseph Parker, 24-0, 18Ko’s who himself comes off a twelve-round majority decision title defense against mandatory challenger Hughie Fury in September.
The full German Titov RCC Boxing Promotions card
WBO International Heavyweight Title
Alexander Povetkin, 32-1 vs Christian Hammer, 22-4
WBO International Super Welterweight Title
Magomed Kurbanov, 12-0 vs Akinori Watanabe, 34-6
Evgeny Gradovich, 23-2-1 vs TJ Doheny, 17-0
WBO Inter-Continental Super Featherweight Title
Evgeny Chuprakov, 18-0 vs Pablo Manuel Ojeda, 14-3
Pavel Malikov, 12-0 vs Deiner Berrio, 20-0-1
Yury Kashinsky, 14-0 vs Al Sands, 20-2
Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov, 9-0 vs Jaime Barcelona, 40-61-1
Zaur Abdullaev, 6-0 vs Roberto Gonzales, 27-3