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Wladimir Klitschko to fight Povetkin in September

Updated: July 15, 2010, 08:31

BERLIN(AP) Wladimir Klitschko will defend his heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia.

Klitschko's management group said Thursday that the fight will take place on Sept. 11 at Frankfurt's Commerzbank Arena.

The Ukrainian boxer, who holds the IBF, WBO and IBO belts, said "Povetkin is a very strong opponent - that we are both Olympic champions speaks for itself.''

He added he has no doubt he will keep his titles.

The 30-year-old Povetkin has an unbeaten record, with 19 wins. He said he would "snatch the world champion belts away from Klitschko.''

The 34-year-old Klitschko has 54 victories in 57 fights.

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