"Something flashed in his eyes": Moscow wanted to injure Klychko before the fight with Povetkin
Unnamed fans of Alexander Povetkin intended to injure the legendary Volodymyr Klychko on the eve of the boxing match that took place in Moscow in October 2013. Fans of the Russian Knight developed a special plan, according to which one of the bodybuilders from Russia was supposed to injure the Ukrainian's arm.
A well-known boxing expert and journalist Alexander Belenkiy shared his recollections of this with Sports.ru. According to him, Povetkin's promoters Vladimir Khryunov and Andrey Ryabinsky allegedly had nothing to do with it, and the Russian fans almost achieved their goal but Klychko Jr. ruined their plan at the last moment.
"There was a man with a very strong hand, bending coins with his fingers. He was supposed to say hello to Klychko and shake his hand. Then he was supposed to break Klychko's arm. Why am I sure that this person acted alone? Such a story could not have gone unnoticed, and it would have resulted in an immediate visit to a doctor. Organizers would not have come up with such stupidity. As I was told, this man made sure to greet Klychko. He reached over and Klychko did the same. And then something flashed in Volodymyr's eyes. He greeted him with a fist," Belenkiy said.
We would like to remind you that Volodymyr Klychko defeated Alexander Povetkin by unanimous decision, three times 119-104. The Russian was knocked down four times.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Alexander Povetkin called Oleksandr Usyk sick in the head for his anti-war and anti-Russian statements.