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Klitschko vs Povetkin bout set for October

MOSCOW (AP) - The long-anticipated bout between WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and Russia's Alexander Povetkin will be held in Moscow on Oct. 5, the boxers confirmed Monday.

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Klitschko was first set to defend his heavyweight title against Povetkin three years ago but the contract for the fight was never finalized.

``We had a long story with Alexander and could have met earlier,'' Klitschko said at a news conference. ``Alexander hasn't lost a fight and I'm looking forward to meeting him but in no case will I underestimate him. I'm sure he will do his best to win on the night of Oct. 5.''

The WBA heavyweight belt became vacant when Klitschko was elevated to ``super champion'' status in 2011 after beating David Haye. Povetkin became the mandatory challenger for Klitschko when he beat American Hasim Rahman last September.

Earlier this year, the 37-year-old Klitschko improved to 60-3 when he beat Francesco Pianeta with his 52nd knockout, while the undefeated Povetkin, 33, has improved to 26-0 with his 18th knockout, stopping Polish challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk for his fourth successful defense of the ``regular'' title.

``I'm glad that this fight will finally take place,'' Povetkin said. ``I'm looking forward to meeting Wladimir, the strongest boxer right now.''

The bout is scheduled to be held at Moscow's indoor Olympic stadium.

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