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In the eighth round, Povetkin linked with a combination that dropped Boswell and eventually counted out. Boswell managed to get to his feet after the count had finished, only to fall back down. With Teddy Atlas in his nook, Povetkin bested Chagaev by unanimous choice to capture the WBA heavyweight title.
- In round 7, Povetkin landed a three-punch mixture which dropped Charr, flat on his back.
- The fight would be the primary event of a packed Russian card that featured a number of world title fights.
- In the 8th round, Povetkin linked with a mix that dropped Boswell and eventually counted out.
By the end of December 2018, Povetkin recovered from elbow operations following his loss to Joshua and said he would start a coaching camp in January 2019, hoping for a battle in April. Povetkin expected his return to the ring would take place in either the UK or US. A few names had been reported similar to Dillian Whyte and Oleksandr Usyk. On 4 March, it was reported that Usyk would struggle either Povetkin or Carlos Takam on 18 May 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
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The opening round noticed very little motion between both fighters. Round 2 saw Povetkin come out throwing and touchdown at will with Rahman spending a lot of the spherical against the ropes. Rahman did not throw back and finally referee Gustavo Padilla stepped in to stop the struggle. At the same time, Rahman’s corner seemed to be on the ring apron with a towel. Povetkin was scheduled to face WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian whyte on 2 May 2020, nonetheless, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic the date was pushed again to 22 August.
It was initially for 14 July 2012 at Upton Park in West Ham, London, with David Haye vs. Derek Chisora as the principle event. The venue was later changed to Alsterdorfer Sporthalle in Alsterdorf, Hamburg. The fight was rescheduled for 29 September with Kubrat Pulev vs. Alexander Ustinov for the European title as co-characteristic.