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Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko weighs 7.2 kg more than his opponent Russia’s Alexander Povetkin

October 04, 2013, 20:19 UTC+3
Cost of fight estimated to be $25 million
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Photo ITAR-TASS/ Zurab Dzhavakhadze

Photo ITAR-TASS/ Zurab Dzhavakhadze

MOSCOW, October 4. (Itar-Tass) – Ukrainian super heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko turned out to be 7.2 kilograms heavier than his opponent, Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin: 109.6 against 102.4 kilograms.

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Cost of fight in the range of $25 million

Cost of organizing the match between Ukrainian and Russian boxers was estimated to be around $25 milion, according to Andrey Ryabinskiy, vice president of the Professional Boxing Federation of Russia and organizer of the bout.

Povetkin’s team won the bid for the fight by offering 23 million 233 thousand 330 dollars. “Other organizational expenses were in the range of 1.5 to 2 million dollars – given the scale of the event, it’s not a significant sum,” Ryabinskiy said.

According to the spokesman, organizational expenses may be recovered; a small loss or profit is possible, he said. 

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