All You Need to Know About Alexander Povetkin and his family

Published 03/29/2021, 1:23 AM EDT
STUTTGART, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 24: Alexander Povetkin of Russia poses for the media during the weigh in for his upcoming WBA World Championship Heavyweight fight against Marco Huck of Russia at Cannstatter Carré on February 24, 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)


Alexander Povetkin is one of the most dangerous boxers in the world who holds many records to his name. His victorious fights against Ruslan Chagaev, Marco Huck, and Dillian Whyte received a 5-star rating from BoxRec. ‘The White Lion’ is a superstar of the sport and holds a proud record of 36-2-1 in his boxing career.

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Alexander Povetkin trains ahead of the WBA World Heavyweight Title Eliminator fight between Alexander Povetkin and Michael Hunter during the Clash On The Dunes Public Work Out at Public at the Investment Fund office complex on December 03, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The Russian boxer has given a lot of memorable moments to all the boxing fans worldwide. All the greatness of the boxer reflects in his rankings as The Ring magazine and BoxRec has ranked him as the world’s fourth-best active heavyweight. ‘Russian Vityaz‘ has been able to perform consistently because of the constant support he gets from his family.

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Alexander Povetkin: Wife and Daughter

Povetkin has a very close-knit family, and he likes to keep his personal life very private and confidential. The Russian boxer has been married to Yevgenia Povetkin for eight years now.

Lady Povetkin is a famous Russian model and is a winner of the Miss Kursk competition.

The media hasn’t spotted the couple much during his fights, but has seen them spending quality time on vacations. The duo has no children as of now, but the Russian boxer has a daughter named Arina Povetkin from his earlier marriage with Irina.

Povetkin’s Brother: Vladimir Povetkin

The entire boxing world is aware of the fact that the great boxer has a younger brother named Vladimir Povetkin. Both the boxers have been trained together by Valery Belov earlier in their boxing career. The younger Povetkin won all six professional fights between 2007-2008 at light-heavyweight and cruiserweight.

LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY – DECEMBER 05: Leo Nolan (not in the picture) of the US and Alexander Povetkin of Russia exchange punches during their Heavyweight fight at the Arena Ludwigsburg on December 5, 2009 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

He holds a stellar record of 6-0-0 in his boxing career, according to BoxRec, and is currently inactive in the sport.

Alexander Povetkin and his greatness

There is definitely no second thought on what a great boxer ‘The White Lion’ is. His skills and his talent are for sure unmatchable and unique.

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Even his co-boxers know about the Russian’s greatness and this is what Anthony Joshua said in one of his interviews:- “He’s a fighter, Dillian, but Povetkin is a serious, skilled heavyweight, in terms of Olympic gold medalist, world champion. His only losses are to [Wladimir] Klitschko and me, so he’s good. He hasn’t been on the losing end too many times. So he hasn’t got used to that feeling, so he’s still got that fighter hunger. He’ll go in against Dillian thinking he can win.”

LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY – DECEMBER 05: Leo Nolan (not in the picture) of the US and Alexander Povetkin of Russia exchange punches during their Heavyweight fight at the Arena Ludwigsburg on December 5, 2009 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

With such greatness and consistency, Povetkin is definitely on his way to being remembered as one of the sport’s greatest.

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Abhilasha Singh is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her post-graduation from The University of Texas in Austin, she combines her keen eye for details and her love for the sport to give readers pristine content on everything UFC. Abhilasha is a hardcore fan of Amanda Nunes, Georges St Pierre, and Stipe Miocic, but Conor McGregor is the one who tops her list.

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