Povetkin to spar Rudenko

Ukrainian heavyweight Andrey Rudenko (31-3, 19 KOs) will help former rival Alexander Povetkin (32-1, 23 KOs) to prepare for the fight against Christian Hammer (22-4, 12 KOs) on December 15 in Yekaterinburg. This was reported by the coach of the Russian Ivan Kirpa in an interview with the official website of the promotional company "World of Boxing".

"On November 12, at the base in Chekhov, we began the second stage of training, where mainly sparring and functional training will be held for the fight. There will be four or five sparring partners in the camp, such as Erkan Teper, Adam Kownatsky, who knocked out the Spilka, Ruslan Stark, from Germany, and well known Andrey Rudenko. These are guys of a decent level, so I am satisfied with sparring partners,” Kirpa said.

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