Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/29/14

CHICAGO - AUGUST 13: Hasim Rahman stands in the corner between rounds of a bout against Monte Barrett in the WBC Heavyweight Championship (Interim Title) on August 13, 2005 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Rahman defeated Barrett in a unanimous decision. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Cohen: Rahman Fighting Povetkin Next; Nobody Else Responding to news of a supposed showdown between WBA Champion Alexander Povetkin and WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck scheduled for February 25, Greg Cohen, promoter of former unified heavyweight champion and current WBA #1 contender and mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman, wishes to remind representatives of Povetkin and Huck (and anyone else who claims to be fighting Povetkin next), that Hasim Rahman will be Povetkin's next opponent. "Rahman is Povetkin's mandatory. Povetkin already had an optional defense against Cedric Boswell." explained Cohen. "I have the letter from the WBA. Povetkin has until February 27 to fight against Rahman. The only way they could fight Marco Huck is if we stepped aside and we're NOT stepping aside." The letter, from Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, Executive Vice President of the World Boxing Association, clearly states that "...According  to rule 13 title matches are limited  to a sixty-day  ...
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