Pyotr Ilyichev becomes acting Permanent Representative to UN after Vitaly Churkin’s deathRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 8:25
IAAF approves application of three Russians to compete as neutral athletesSport February 24, 1:43
US lawmakers present no evidence of Russia’s interference in US election - Russian MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:42
Russia to continue strengthen its Armed Forces - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:37
4,000 Russian nationals fight among militants in Syria - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:31
Opposition’s demand of Assad’s immediate resignation absurd - Russian envoy to GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 16:34
Moscow celebrates Defender of the Fatherland DaySociety & Culture February 23, 16:19
ISS astronauts capture Dragon with manipulatorScience & Space February 23, 14:36
Vitaly Churkin’s body delivered to RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 12:30
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.
Famous boxers were present at the weghi-in: George Foreman, Zab Judah and Dereck Chisora.
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.