Contending for the championship

Russian Super Heavyweight boxer, Aleksandr Povetkin

1979 – Born in Kursk
1999 – 10th world championship, Caorle
2000 – European Champion (professional), Nicosia
2000 – Graduates, Kursk State University
2002 – European champion, Perm
2002 – Super heavyweight Russian champion, Vladivostok
2002 – Graduates, Moscow Institute of Law
2003 – Super heavyweight XII World Cup Champion, Bangkok
2004 – Super heavyweight European champion, Pula
2004 – Super heavyweight Olympic champion, Athens
2007 – Wins fight against Chris Byrd
2008 – Defeats Eddie Chambers on unanimous decision to become mandatory challenger to Vladimir Klitschko

Aleksandr Povetkin is seen as the leading contender in professional boxing's heavyweight division. His dream is to de-throne Vladimir Klichko and the historic battle between the Russian and Ukrainian giants is expected later this year.