|Competitor for Russia|
|Gold||2004 Athens||Super Heavyweight|
|World Amateur Championships|
|Gold||2003 Bangkok||Super Heavyweight|
|European Amateur Championships|
|Gold||2002 Perm||Super Heavyweight|
|Gold||2004 Pula||Super Heavyweight|
|Real name||Александр Поветкин|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1. Boxing (sometimes also known as English boxing or pugilism) is a Combat sport in which two participants generally of similar weight, Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Boxing has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since its introduction to the program at the 1904 Summer The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was an International Multi-sport event which was celebrated Boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place in the Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall. The World Amateur Boxing Championships is the highest competition for boxing amateurs organised by world's governing body AIBA, which stands for the Association International The Men's 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships were held in Bangkok, Thailand from July 6 to July 13. The European Amateur Boxing Championships is the highest competition for boxing amateurs in Europe, organised by the continent's governing body EABA, which stands The Men's 2002 European Amateur Boxing Championships were held in Perm, Russia from July 12 to July 21. The Men's 2004 European Amateur Boxing Championships were held in Pula, Croatia from February 19 to February 29. Heavyweight is a division or weight class, in Boxing. Fighters who weigh over 200 pounds (14 st 4 lb/91 kg are considered heavyweights by the major professional 88 m)|
|Birth date||September 2, 1979|
|Birth place||Kursk, Russia|
|Wins by KO||11|
Aleksandr Vladimirovich Povetkin (Russian: Александр Владимирович Поветкин; born in Kursk, Russia on September 2, 1979) is a Russian boxer. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Events 44 BC - Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) History KurskOld2jpg|thumb|200px|Pre-1917 view of Kursk]] Archaeology indicates that the site of Kursk was settled in the fifth or fourth century B Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages History KurskOld2jpg|thumb|200px|Pre-1917 view of Kursk]] Archaeology indicates that the site of Kursk was settled in the fifth or fourth century B Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Events 44 BC - Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) His height is 6' 2" (188 centimeters). Because of his amateur success, as well as his early pro accomplishments, he is seen as the leading contender in professional boxing's Heavyweight division. Heavyweight is a division or weight class, in Boxing. Fighters who weigh over 200 pounds (14 st 4 lb/91 kg are considered heavyweights by the major professional
After a successful amateur kick boxing career that included winning World Junior championship in 1997, World title in 1999 and a European professional kickboxing title in 2000, Povetkin won his first major boxing tournament at the Russian Championships in 2000 at the age of 21. This would be the beginning of several major amateur tournaments Povetkin would go on to win including; the Good Will Games in Brisbane, Australia in 2001; the 34th European Championship in 2002; the XII World Championship in 2003 held in Thailand; and the 35th European Championship in 2004. Brisbane ( is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and the most populous city of Queensland For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj His amateur success would culminate in winning the gold medal at super-heavyweight (>91 kg) boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, in a walkover match over Egyptian Mohamed Aly. Gold Medal is an Album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music) Boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place in the Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall. The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was an International Multi-sport event which was celebrated Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's This article is about the contemporary North African ethnic group Mohammed Aly Reda (born February 19, 1975 in Cairo) is an Egyptian boxer who competed in the Super Heavyweight class (over After taking Olympic Gold, he concluded his amateur career with a record of 125-7, with all losses avenged. 
|August 2004||Olympic games||Athens||1st place|
|February 2004||European championship||Pula||1st place|
|November 2003||24th Copenhagen cup||Copenhagen||1st place|
|July 2003||XII World Cup||Banghok||1st place|
|May 2003||Russian championship||Ulyanovsk||2nd place|
|April 2003||22nd Gee Bee tournament||Helsinki||1st place|
|March 2003||International competition||Warsaw||1st place|
|February 2003||54th Strandja Cup||Plovdiv||1st place|
|November 2002||Russian championship||Vladivostok||1st place|
|October 2002||International tournament||Warsaw||1st place|
|July 2002||European championship||Perm||1st place|
|May 2002||Russian championship||Rostov||1st place|
|March 2002||International tournament||Rome||1st place|
|February 2002||53nd Strandja Cup||Plovdiv||1st place|
|November 2001||Oil cup||Nizhne-Vartovsk||1st place|
|October 2001||International tournament "Gold Ring"||Podolsk||1st place|
|September 2001||Goodwill games||Brisbane||1st place|
|June 2001||World championship||Belfast||5th place|
|March 2001||Russian championship||Saratov||1st place|
|March 2001||International tournament||Halle||2nd place|
|November 2000||Russian championship||Samara||1st place|
|March 2000||Russian Cup||Perm||3rd place|
|June 2000||European championships (professional)||Nicosia||1st place|
|November 1999||10th World championship||Caorle||1st place|
|May 1998||Baltic countries cup||Kaliningrad||1st place|
|September 1997||World Junior championship (under 19)||Moscow||1st place|
After winning the gold medal, Povetkin took a year off before making the decision to turn pro. Gold Medal is an Album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music) After meeting with several fight promoters, Povetkin signed a contract to fight for Sauerland Events. Unlike other promoters, Sauerland would allow Povetkin to train mainly in his native Russia, and fight primarily out of Germany. Povetkin made his professional debut in Germany June 11, 2005 by defeating German Muhammed Ali Durmaz by second round TKO. Events 1184 BC - Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned according to the calculations of Eratosthenes. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. He followed that victory, in September, with a fourth round KO over Cerrone Fox and then by a first round KO over John Castle less than a month later. Although Castle was a last minute replacement for another fighter, who Povetkin did not know anything about, Povetkin was still able to defeat Castle in the first round. In November, Povetkin won a one-sided four round decision over Canadian Stephane Tessier and finished off the year by gaining a TKO in 5 win over American Willie Chapman in December. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page
Povetkin stated early in the year that he wanted to fight five times in 2006. His first fight on his way of accomplishing this happened on March 4, 2006 when Povetkin scored a 2nd round TKO over Nigerian 1992 Olympic bronze medal winner Richard Bango. Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) For the New York City civilian award go to Bronze Medallion - New York City Award A Bronze medal is a Medal awarded Richard Igbineghu (born April 21, 1968 in Ibadan) is a Nigerian boxer. Though Bango had some success in the first round, Povetkin rallied, to not only win that round, but to knock out Bango in the next.
For his next fight, on April 22, Povetkin signed up for his most important fight up until that date by facing Friday Ahunanya. Events 1500 - Portuguese Navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral becomes the first European to sight Brazil. Friday Chinedu Ahunanya, born November 19, 1971 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, is a professional boxer. Povetkin vs. Ahunanya drew attention in the boxing community because Ahunanya was believed to be a tough opponent for someone with only six fights. Despite this, the fight was fairly one-sided and Povetkin won a by clear unanimous decision.
He followed up those wins with a third round KO in Hannover, Germany on June 3, 2006 against Ecuador's Livin Castillo, Povetkin's first south paw opponent, and a fifth round KO on September 23, 2006 against veteran American Ed Mahone in Wetzlar, Germany. Hanover (i ( haˈnoːfɐ on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony ( Niedersachsen Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Ecuador topics. Events 1122 - Concordat of Worms. 1459 - Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Wetzlar is a town in the German federal state ( Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of the Lahn-Dill district
His final fight of the year was held on December 10 against ex-Cruiserweight title holder Imamu Mayfield. Events 1041 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V Cruiserweight is a weight class in Boxing between Light heavyweight and Heavyweight. Imamu Amiri Mayfield (born April 19, 1972 in Freehold, NJ) is a professional boxer Mayfield became Povetkin's opponent after original opponent Ross Purrity was injured before the fight. It was Povetkin's first pro fight in his native Russia and was held on the undercard of Oleg Maskaev's first WBC title defense; the first time a heavyweight championship bout was held in Russia. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Oleg Maskaev (Олег Маскаев born March 2 1969, in Zhambyl, Kazakhstan) is a Russian professional boxer and a former Povetkin won this fight by way of a KO in the third round, bringing his total record to 10 wins in 10 fights by the end of the year.
On March 3, 2007 Povetkin scored another TKO, this time over experienced American, David Bostice. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The fight ended in the second round. Following that fight, Povetkin had a more of a stay busy fight, winning for the fifth straight time by KO, this time in the second round over Canada's Patrice L'Heureux. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Patrice l'Heureux is a professional boxer Amateur He participated in the PanAm Games 1999 but was KOd by Alexis Rubalcaba.
Alexander Povetkin's next fight June 30, 2007, was against experienced American contender, Larry Donald. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Larry Ali Donald (born January 6, 1967) is a professional heavyweight boxer who competed for the United States at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Donald held victories over such illustrious figures as ex-champion Evander Holyfield as well narrowly losing his last fight prior to Povetkin, in a close decision to former belt holder Nicolay Valuev. Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is a professional boxer from the United States and a multiple world champion in both the Cruiserweight Nikolai Sergeyevich Valuev (Никола́й Серге́евич Валу́ев is a Russian boxer, famous for his 2 Donald was considered, by many, to be a very good test for a prospect such as Povetkin, a test that Povetkin passed decisively, winning every round of the ten round confrontation (unanimous decision win).
This was the first time that Povetkin had gone the full distance of ten rounds in a professional boxing fight, though he did go ten rounds as a pro kick-boxer. The win over Donald was considered very solid and Povetkin continued his emergence as a promising heavyweight boxing contender.
In July, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) announced it had created a four person tournament to create a challenger for current IBF (and WBO) champion Wladimir Klitschko. Wladimir Vladimirovich Klitschko (Володимир Володимирович Кличко Volodymyr Volodymyrovych Klychko; born March 25 1976 is a Ukrainian
On October 27, 2007 Povetkin met former title holder Chris Byrd, who had lost his title to Klitschko the year before. Events 312 - Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Chris Cornelius Byrd (born August 15, 1970) in Flint Michigan where he attended Flint Northwestern High School is a 6'1 / 185 Povetkin won the fight by way of an 11th round TKO victory. Byrd put up more resistance than Donald, but ultimately, was overwhelmed and his corner threw in the towel. Less than a week later, Eddie Chambers won a split decision victory over former title challenger Calvin Brock. Eddie Chambers (b March 291982 in Pittsburgh) is a American heavyweight boxer fighting out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Calvin Vance Brock (born January 22, 1975 in Charlotte North Carolina) is a contender in the Heavyweight division of Boxing. This advanced both Povetkin and Chambers to the final round of the tournament. On January 26, 2008, Povetkin defeated Chambers by unanimous decision to become the mandatory challenger for Klitschko. Events 1340 - King Edward III of England is declared King of France. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
Povetkin has a wife, Irina, and a four-year old daughter named Arina. He also has a brother, Vladimir, who fights as a professional light heavyweight. In boxing the light heavyweight (above 168 pounds up to 175 pounds division is the weight division between Cruiserweight and Super middleweight. Both fighters are trained by Valery Belov.