Povetkin beats Hammer in a dull fight
Former world heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (33-1, 23 KOs) in a one-sided but rather boring fight beat via unanimous decision Romanian Christian Hammer (22-5, 12 KOs). The scores were: 120-107, 120-108, 119-108.
Up to the 4th round the fight was a cautious affair. Later on Povetkin intensified his pace but did not manage to achieve a stoppage victory. In the 7th round Hammer was deducted fro one point for holding, and in general Christian was extremely passively.
After the fight in the ring it was announced that the bout had the qualifying status for a meeting with WBA "super" champion Anthony Joshua.