Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/31/14

DUESSELDORF, GERMANY - JANUARY 28: Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine looks on during a press conference for his WBO Heavyweight Championship fight against Eddie Chambers of USA at the Esprit Arena on January 28, 2010 in Duesseldorf, Germany. The Championship fight will take place at the Esprit Arena on March 20, 2010 in Duesseldorf. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
A week ago, I penned a column about how Wladimir Klitschko was spinning in neutral by fighting a succession of unworthy no-hopers. Two weeks before that, I speculated on the best options for David Haye's upcoming June 29th bout at Manchester Arena, and on how if Haye really wanted to stage a title fight, his only option was WBA (fake) champion Alexander Povetkin. Both situations moved a little closer to a resolution today, when Hrunov Promotions won the purse bid for Alexander Povetkin's mandatory challenge for Wladimir Klitschko's WBA (real) title. No contract has been signed, but with the purse issue and Povetkin's status as mandatory challenger both signed, sealed, and delivered, Klitschko now has a simple choice: fight Povetkin or relinquish the WBA's black strap. Hrunov, the promoter for Povetkin, won the bid by promising more than triple the cash of the next highest bidder, a whopping $23.3 million. Credit: Michaelsterlingeaton.com No contract between Klitschko and Povetkin ...
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