A Klitschko fight might be too much, too soon for Povetkin

As an amateur, Alexander Povetkin was groomed to one day become a world champion. Povetkin moved one step closer to attaining that dream by earning a unanimous decision over Eddie Chambers on Saturday in Germany. But is he ready for Wladimir Klitschko?

Originally Published: January 27, 2008
By Don Steinberg | Special to ESPN.com

BERLIN -- Never mind the one nutty judge who outrageously scored the bout 119-109. Alexander Povetkin didn't defeat Eddie Chambers by a whole lot Saturday in a fight that set up the 28-year-old Povetkin as the future of the heavyweight division and mandatory challenger for the IBF heavyweight throne currently inhabited by Wladimir Klitschko.

So does Povetkin have a chance against Klitschko?

An answer from ringside in Berlin: Based on his performance against Chambers, it's hard ...

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