Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alexander Povetkin is finally upon us after years of delays.
This World Heavyweight Unification clash of titans is being largely ignored by the American media but it's a momentous event.
It will be staged in Moscow, Russia in front of at least fifteen thousand fans.
It's a showdown between two Olympic gold medalists.'96 winner Klitschko has dominated the sport for eight years. 2004 winner Povetkin has never lost but has been guarded with careful selection of opposition.
There has been speculations that the Povetkin camp has purposefully delayed this inevitable match for years in the hopes that Klitschko would begin to decline and fade physically, or to cash out their man only after pocketing as much fortune as they could. Obviously, there is a lot of respect from Povetkin for Klitschko.
Klitschko appears to be at his physical prime right now. His movements and fitness in the public workout this week looks simply spectacular. Amazing coordination, synchronicity, speed, power. Watching Klitschko perform I honestly wonder if any man from the history of the sport could have beaten this ultimate fighting machine.
Povetkin is a good fighter, strong, technical, smart - I think he's on the level of Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Hasim Rahman at his best - but I can't see him threatening Klitschko at all.
It will be another domination by Wladimir Klitschko. Prediction...Klitschko KO in six.