Alexander Povetkin will return to the ring for the first time since losing a unification title bout to Wladimir Klitschko last October in a tough unanimous decision setback. Alexander Povetkin will face Manuel Charr for the vacant WBC international heavyweight title on May 30 in a bout that will take place in Luzhniki, Russia and is scheduled for 12 rounds. Alexander Povetkin opened as a -500 favorite with the Boxing odds while Manuel Charr opened as a +400 dog.
Manuel "Diamond Boy" Charr
The 29 year old Manuel Charr stands at 6 feet 3 and one half inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance. Charr was born in Beirut, Lebanon and now resides in Cologne, Nordrhein – Westfalen, Germany. Charr has a career record of 26 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws. Out of his 26 wins 15 have come by knockout while his 1 loss was by knockout. Charr is the 3rd ranked German in the heavyweight division and is ranked 21st in the world. Charr has won his last 5 bouts and is coming off a 10 round unanimous decision win over Kevin Johnson on April 12 in a bout that took place in the Telekom Dome, Bonn, Nordrhein – Westfalen, Germany.
Alexander "Russian Vityaz" Povetkin
The 34 year old Alexander Povetkin stands at 6 feet 2 inches tall with an orthodox stance. He was born in Kursek. Russia and now resides in Chekhov, Russia. Povetkin is the top ranked heavyweight in Russia and is ranked 9th in the world. He has a career record of 26 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws. Out of his 26 wins 18 have come by knockout and Povetkin has never suffered a knockout loss. Povetkin is coming off a 12 round unanimous decision loss to Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF, WBO, WBA, and IBO heavyweight titles on October 5, 2013 in a bout that took place at Olimpiyskiy, Russia. Prior to that Povetkin defeated Andrzej Wawrzyk in a technical knockout that took place in the 3rd round of a scheduled 12 round bout on May 17, 2013 for the WBA world heavyweight title.
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