According to multiple reports, the WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World Deontay Wilder will be facing Alexander Povetkin on May 21, 2016 in Moscow, Russia.
Many expected the fight to be in Russia after World of Boxing won the bidding rights to promote this fight which will put Povetkin in front of his home fans. This fight will be Wilder’s toughest fight to date, and shows the champ is willing to travel anywhere to keep this belt after rumors came out suggesting he may give it up to avoid traveling to Russia.
This fight will most likely be a PPV event in Russia and be on Showtime Boxing here in the United States. This fight is one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year, and boxing fans around the world will be counting down the days until the sound of the bell!