Povetkin wins twin heavyweight titles
Former World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin of Russia defeated Ukraine's Andriy Rudenko by a 12-round unanimous decision and seized the WBO International and WBA Continental heavyweight titles.
The judges awarded the victory to 37-year-old Povetkin 120-109, 120-108, 120-108 at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Saturday night, reports Tass news agency.
"I would like to thank everyone for support, I need it. I knew that I have a strong opponent who will not give up easily. Something did not go the way it was planned to, but this is how we get our experience. This is good, because such opponents make me stronger," Povetkin said.