Russian sports manager and promoter Vladimir Khryunov believes that his compatriot, ex-world champion Alexander Povetkin, had every chance of winning a fight with Vladimir Klitschko if their meeting had taken place a few years earlier.
“As for the fight with Klitschko, I believe that that fight did not take place on time. It should have been carried out three years earlier,” Khryunov said in an exclusive interview with TNV.
At the same time, according to Khryunov, after the loss to Klitschko, “Russian Knight” could once again win the championship title, but the intrigues of enemies from the West did not allow achieving this goal, accusing Povetkin of doping.
“Alexander Povetkin is already a big name in world sports. He is on a par with Muhammad Ali, Usein Bolt, Roger Federer. And the dark forces, of course, were not interested in his championship. When Povetkin was at his peak, he could beat Wilder , Fury and Joshua on the same day. Therefore, a campaign was launched against him allegedly about doping. But I think that Alexander Povetkin will still succeed, “said Khryunov.
We will remind, at the beginning of this week it became known that Povetkin was forced to go to the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, and his revenge with Dillian White was postponed to the end of January.