Date Aug 27, 2011
Time 5PM EST
Broadcast EpixHD
Title WBA
Division Heavyweight
Rounds 12
Venue Messehalle
Place Erfurt, Germany
Promotions Sauerland Promotion
Favorite Povetkin

  Profile  

Unbeaten heavyweight Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBA titleholder Ruslan Chagaev (27-2-1, 17 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA "regular" heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Messehall in Erfurt, Germany. A very close fight over the first five rounds.

Chagaev seemed to be coming on in the sixth and seventh. Povetkin had a strong round eight while Chagaev suddenly seemed to be fading as the bout progressed. Povetkin was in total command in rounds ten and eleven as Chagaev looked spent. Knowing he's behind, Chagaev went on the attack in round twelve, but it was two little, too late. Scores were 117-113, 117-113, 116-112. Of course, Wladimir Klitschko remains the WBA heavyweight "super" champion. 

  Rankings  

Ring Heavyweight Ratings:
Povetkin No. 3
Chagaev No. 5 

  Scoring  

‎116-112
117-113 (2)

  Undercard  

Robert Helenius vs
Sergei Liakhovich 

  Fight Video  

Rounds 10-12

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