No contracts exchanged for Povetkin v Wawrzyk, bout ‘agreed in principle’

A possible World Boxing Association heavyweight title clash between current title holder Alexander Povetkin and unbeaten Andrej Wawrzyk is on the cards to take place in Russia on May 17.

Negotiations are now in the advanced stage and could be concluded shortly, although some reports that the bout is a done deal are a little premature, according to Wawrzyk’s promoters over at Warriors Boxing.

“I do not have a contract yet for Povetkin v Wawrzyk, but we have a deal in principle for the fight,” Leon Margules told World Boxing News today.

Povetkin, 33, is ready to make the fourth defence of his world crown as he eagerly awaits a potential battle with Wladimir Klitschko later in the year, whilst 25 year-old Wawrzyk was linked to a clash with the returning David Haye until recently.

The 27-0 was largely an unkown quantity until the last few weeks, despite his impressive-looking record, and could make a massive improvement to his reputation if he can pull off an upset at the clash, which is touted for Crocus City Hall in Myakinino.