Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin will fight for the title of world champion of the world Boxing Association (WBA) with its current holder of Briton Anthony Dzhonua, said promoter Andrey Ryabinsky on his Twitter account on Friday.
“Today, Povetkin is the mandatory Challenger appointed to Joshua for WBA! A period of 150 days from today on the battle, the fight needs to happen. Joshua has no right with anyone to fight to Sasha! 30 days to negotiate!” – wrote Rabinsky.
In early April Joshua victory over the new Zealander Joseph Parker in a unification bout in Cardiff. In turn, Povetkin won a victory over Briton David price, thus protecting the WBO international and WBA Intercontinental title.
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