Povetkin vs Wach

Alexander Povetkin Mariusz Wach

Povetkin Wach

Basket-Hall Arena, Kazan, Russia

On air @ 1pm

4

Nov

The WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship

Post Fight Analysis

BoxNation viewers were treated to a Wednesday night treat as the Russian shown proved to be a contender for card of the year.

The bill topped by Povetkin who picked up a late victory over Wach had it all. Multiple knockdowns, Punch of the Month contenders, triumphant underdogs and more!

The Cruiserweight's arguably stole the show where two big upsets from Ola Afolabi and Olanrewaju Durodola shocked Russian duo Rakhim Chakhkiev and Dmitry Kudrashov.

Cesar Rune Cuenca failed to join Floyd Mayweather and Rocky Marciano on 49-0 where injury forced the Argentinean to quit in the sixth and land Eduard Troyanovsky the IBF World Title.

Elsewhere, Denis Lebedev put in an impressive performance stopping Lateef Kayode late on to retain his WBA World Cruiserweight crown and victories for unbeaten Russian duo Dmitry Bivol and Viskhan Murzabekov started the show with a bang, quite literally!

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Pre Fight Build Up: Povetkin v Wach for WBC Silver Title

Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin 29-1 (21 KOs) is looking to defend his WBC Silver Heavyweight title against the challenger, Mariusz Wach 31-1 (KOs). The fight will take place on November 4th starting at 1pm in the afternoon, with the action coming live from the Basket-Hall Arena, Kazan.

Povetkin, also known as “Russian Vityaz” took the title from Carlos Takam in October 2014, and won’t plan on losing it in front of his fellow countrymen. He has only tasted defeat once as a pro, when he lost to Wladimir Klitschko by decision in Moscow. Povetkin held the WBA version of the World title for two years previous to the bout. He has since rebuilt his career and has racked up three straight wins.

The Russian will have his work cut out for him when he faces Poland’s Mariusz Wach. Known as “The Viking” the 6’ 7” fighter will enjoy a considerable height and reach advantage over his opponent. Wach also experienced his solitary career loss to Wladimir Klitschko, this defeat came in 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. Wach has contained himself entirely to Poland following this loss and will be hoping to continue his resurgent streak by claiming the WBC Silver Heavyweight title. 

Cesar Rene Cuenca Eduard Troyanovsky

Cuenca Troyanovsky

On air @ 1pm

IBF & IBO World Light-Welterweight Championships

48-0 Cesar Rene Cuenca is looking to put his name in the history books with Floyd Mayweather and Rocky Marciano, by equalling their historic boxing records. He faces another undefeated fighter, Eduard Troyanovsky 22-0 (19 KOs). The IBF & IBO versions of the world title will be on the line.

Cuenca is only fighting outside of his native Argentina for a second time and he will be braced for a potentially hostile reception from the crowd.

Denis Lebedev Lateef Kayode

Lebedev Kayode

On air @ 1pm

The WBA World Cruiserweight Championship

Denis Lebedev 27-2 (20 KOs) first won the WBA World Cruiserweight title back in 2011 and barring a short six month period, has appeared unstoppable in the division. He now faces one of his stiffest tests in Nigeria’s Lateef Kayode 21-0 (16 KOs). The undefeated Nigerian is making his first attempt at a full World Title.

Lebedev, a two time WBA World Cruiserweight Champion, has experienced just two defeats in a fourteen year career the last of which to the experienced Guillermo Jones back in May 2013 and won't be planning on his losing his title for the second time.

Rakhim Chakhkiev Ola Afolabi

Chakhkiev Afolabi

On air @ 1pm

12 round Cruiserweight contest

There’s British interest on the card with Londoner Ola Afolabi facing World ranked Rakhim Chakhiev.

Southpaw Chakhiev has just one loss on his record, Afolabi will be looking to land one of those huge overhand rights we’ve seen in recent years.

The winner of this crossroads Cruiserweight contest will be right in the mix for World honours.