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    Default Haye now "Super" champ - Povetkin vs Mormeck for the WBA "Regular" title

    Povetkin vs Mormeck Clash For Vacant WBA Title in June? - Boxing News

    While it's clear that undefeated Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin is ready to define himself as a top contender, the road to a world title shot remains unclear.

    According to the 31-year-old former 2004 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist's trainer Teddy Atlas, Povetkin, 21-0 (15 KO), is likely to face former cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck, 36-4 (22 KO), of France for the vacant WBA "Regular" heavyweight championship in June.

    This is all contingent on current WBA titlist David Haye, who is expected to be elevated to "Super" champion status should he face acknowledged champ Wladimir Klitschko in July as is being discussed.

    "I think we are ranked number two and Mormeck was the next available contender," said Atlas in a telephone conversation Saturday morning. "Obviously if we have the title, we can defend it and look to unify it with Haye, and eventually one of the Klitschkos."

    Atlas added that the fight Mormeck clash would either be in the first or second week of June and would take place in Germany.


    Chris Meyer, the CEO of Povetkin's Germany-based promoter Sauerland Event, said that Atlas is jumping the gun a little, and that while Mormeck is on top of their "shortlist of opponents for the June bout," no contract has been signed as of yet.

    "Looking at the current ratings, 'Sascha' is rated number 2, so he has good chances to become nominated and the co-challenger will not necessarily be Jean-Marc Mormeck as his current position is at number 7 or so."

    This isn't the first time Atlas and Meyer have been in disagreement. Last year, Povetkin withdrew from a title match with Wladimir Klitschko. Meyer told Per Ake Persson that Povetkin wasn't right mentally after the passing of his father last April, while Atlas simply felt Povetkin wasn't ready for that fight.

    "I pulled him out of a fight with Klitschko back in September," said Atlas. "I thought at the end of the day, the ending wouldn't be good. I told [Povetkin's handlers] another thing will open up in boxing if you do the right thing.

    "We were gonna fight David Haye, which I think is a little different and a little easier because of the physicality, but now Haye is hesitating to fight us so we'll probably fight Mormeck for the world title."

    Atlas, who trained Michael Moorer to a heavyweight championship in 1994, likes the Mormeck matchup, as the 6'2" Povetkin is considered to be a small heavyweight in an era of 6'7" monsters. Mormeck, who turns 39 in June, stands a hair under 6'0".

    "He's a very experienced guy, physically strong and can bang pretty good," said Atlas. "He's a little slow with his feet and right in front of you, but he's experienced. He doesn't just walk in the front door, he'll change it up on you but for the most part you know where he is.

    "He's a physically strong guy, but he's a natural cruiserweight. We won't be dealing with the physical dimensions that we might deal with with a Klitschko. He knows how to be a champion and I think if you fight for the world title, you have to deal with some risks. I think we'll be prepared for those risks."

    Mormeck is unbeaten in three heavyweight fights since losing the cruiserweight championship to Haye in 2007, but none of the wins have come by knockout.

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    Another nail in the coffin for boxing....absolutley stupid and pointless titles...these idiots who come up with these ideas should be strung up and stoned...all they achieve is highlight how tarnished world titles are...unbelievable and ridiculas

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    Default Re: Haye now "Super" champ - Povetkin vs Mormeck for the WBA "Regular" title

    You could not makes this nonsense up could you.
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    Idiotic but then again we should now not be surprised by any of this stupidity

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    Default Re: Haye now "Super" champ - Povetkin vs Mormeck for the WBA "Regular" title

    The WBA most know that it devalues their title so why do they do it? Surely long term it ruins the organisation that ultimately pays their wages! Who are the guys running this shambles anyway?

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    Default Re: Haye now "Super" champ - Povetkin vs Mormeck for the WBA "Regular" title

    Only in boxing.
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    Default Re: Haye now "Super" champ - Povetkin vs Mormeck for the WBA "Regular" title

    The wba and wbc are a joke.

    How has Mormeck got so far up the rankings. Rankings are a joke these days.

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    Default Re: Haye now "Super" champ - Povetkin vs Mormeck for the WBA "Regular" title

    This is the problem with boxing now the titles are all watered down and really don't mean anything. 50 people can claim they are Heavyweight champ of the world.

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    ....I've seen him fight, he ain't that "Super"

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    Default Re: Haye now "Super" champ - Povetkin vs Mormeck for the WBA "Regular" title

    This is all contingent on current WBA titlist David Haye, who is expected to be elevated to "Super" champion status should he face acknowledged champ Wladimir Klitschko in July as is being discussed.

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    Default Re: Haye now "Super" champ - Povetkin vs Mormeck for the WBA "Regular" title

    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
    ....I've seen him fight, he ain't that "Super"
    I have to agree with you here Lyle. In comparison to some of the other people who have won the WBA title over the years, the likes of Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis etc, David haye is a very average fighter indeed. BUT in todays weakest HW era of all time I can see why he may be credited as SUPER.

    I don't agree with all this making new titles shit but when Haye KO's Wlad in spectacular fashion and your name and sig change to something very Haye related you'll have to agree by todays standards (which I admit are pretty low) Haye is pretty super!!

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    Default Re: Haye now "Super" champ - Povetkin vs Mormeck for the WBA "Regular" title

    Now Lyle's gonna have to call him the Super WBA Title Holder. These guys will do anything to pinch some sanctioning fee's off boxers.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Contest View Post
    Now Lyle's gonna have to call him the Super WBA Title Holder. These guys will do anything to pinch some sanctioning fee's off boxers.....
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    Default Re: Haye now "Super" champ - Povetkin vs Mormeck for the WBA "Regular" title

    Povetkin should easily outbox Mormeck.

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    Default Re: Haye now "Super" champ - Povetkin vs Mormeck for the WBA "Regular" title

    Quote Originally Posted by Rantcatrat View Post
    Povetkin should easily outbox Mormeck.
    At least Teddy Atlas is ok with Povetkin fighting the likes of Mormeck....it's absolutely ridiculous how slow his career has moved
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