Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alexander Povetkin: Preview, Prediction for Title Fight

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Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alexander Povetkin: Preview, Prediction for Title Fight
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Can anyone challenge—much less beat—Wlad?

Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alexander Povetkin will finally happen this Saturday night in Moscow, Russia, and the biggest prize in all of boxing will be on the line. Klitschko will defend his IBF/WBO/WBA and The Ring Magazine Heavyweight Championship's against Povetkin, who will be fighting in his home nation.

Klitschko has not lost a fight since a stunning 2004 stoppage at the hands of Lamon Brewster. He's held at least a share of the heavyweight crown since 2006, and he'll be looking to make his 15th straight successful defense as he inches ever closer to Joe Louis' record of 25 title defenses.

Povetkin himself holds a trinket heavyweight belt, but his WBA "regular" Title is absolutely meaningless. The real heavyweight championship belongs to Wlad, and has for some time. The Russian has been on this collision course for a while now, and he'll have a lot to prove to convince people he belongs.

Here we break down the fight, and the fighters in our complete preview and prediction for this Saturday's big heavyweight title fight.

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