MOSCOW, RUSSIA (AUGUST 12, 2013) (REUTERS) - Ukraine's heavyweight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko said at a news conference in Moscow on Monday (August 12) that it was his dream to take part in a boxing match in Moscow after he saw his brother Vitaly fighting there last year.
Klitschko will be defending his IBF, WBA and WBA world titles against Alexander Povetkin in a highly anticipated fight on October 5 in Moscow.
"Vitaly had a fight here in Moscow last year. And you know, when my brother was boxing here I realised it was my dream too - to stage a match here in Moscow. And so my dream is slowly becoming a reality," Klitschko said.
Vitaly Klitschko retained his WBC world heavyweight title in Moscow last September when the referee stopped the contest against Manuel Charr in the fourth round after the German sustained a deep cut above his right eye.
"I expect this match to be intense, in some ways I could even compare Alexander Povetkin's style to Mike Tyson's style who is always going forward. I think Alexander will be going forward in this match, so the match will be intriguing," Klitschko said.
Klitschko's opponent Povetkin said that he was looking forward for the fight, adding that he has been already preparing for the match with the 'strongest boxer'.
"First of all I'm pleased that this match will take place. I believe (Vladimir) is the strongest boxer at the moment, I'm glad to be fighting against the strongest boxer. Preparation is going well, we run and jump, so everything is fine," Povetkin said.
Klitschko and Povetkin tried to agree for a boxing match two times before but both times Povetkin would pull out of the fight. This time both fighters look ready to defend their titles in October.