A gold medalist at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, the 6-foot-6 Klitschko most recently exited the squared circle in May following a sixth round TKO victory over Italian Francesco Pianeta.
Comparatively, the 6-foot-2 Povetkin last vacated the ring on May 17 after flooring Andrzej Wawrzyk in the third round.
Currently ranked fourth in the pound-for-pound rankings, Hayden Panettiere’s boyfriend has emerged triumphant on 18 consecutive occasions since suffering a TKO at the hands of Lamon Brewster in April 2004.
Even more impressively, “Dr. Steelhammer” has managed to safeguard his titles 14 straight times and remains a threat to Joe Louis’ longstanding record of 25 defenses.
Klitschko is a pugilistic tactician who will expertly use his height and weight advantage to overwhelm Povetkin.
In an utter mismatch, expect Wladimir Klitschko to easily defend The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts against Alexander Povetkin roughly 16 hours from now in the northernmost megacity on Earth.