Alexander Povetkin is a world-class Russian heavyweight professional boxer. He held the WBA heavyweight title from 2011-2013. Povetkin was also an Olympic champion in 2014 in the super-heavyweight division.
A potential fight between IBF, &WBA world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former titlist Alexander Povetkin could take place in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, according to Povetkin manager Vadim Kornilov.
RT Sport caught up with former heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin at his training base in Sochi to talk title fights, drug tests, home comforts and "springboarding" his way to a shot at WBA and IBF king Anthony Joshua.
A US court jury has ruled Russian heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin ingested the banned drug meldonium after it was added to the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) list of prohibited substances on January 1, 2016.
A jury panel in the court deliberations in between Alexander Povetkin and Deontay Wilder in New York were presented on Wednesday with a range of expert scientific findings relating to instances of doping, TASS reported.