Alexander Povetkin weighed in Tuesday for his heavyweight clash with Mariusz Wach on Wednesday night in Kazan, Russia.
The WBC mandatory challenger scaled 227.8lbs, whilst Wach came in at a considerably heavier 255lbs. The winner could face WBC title holder Deontay Wilder in 2016.
In the co-feature, super lightweight world champion of the International Boxing Federation (IBF), César René Cuenca (48-0-0-2 sd, 2 KOs) and his opponent, the Russian IBO title holder Eduard “the Eagle (the Eagle)” Troyanovsky (22-0, 19 KO), successfully made weight, leaving everything ready for their unification match-up in the Basketball Hall of the city.
Cuenca, 34, will defend his belt for the first time after claiming the title last July 18 against the Chinese Ik Yang in Macao and can equal Floyd Mayweather and Rocky Marciano on 49-0 with a win. Cuenca weighed 139.3 pounds, whilst Troyanovsky was 139.2 pounds.
“I’m always in weight thanks to the care and training of every day. I’m ready for this moment. The record (of Floyd Mayweather) does not matter so much as I am focused on defending my title. I do not want to dodge anyone.