All You Need to Know About Alexander Povetkin’s wife, Yevgenia Povetkin

Published 03/23/2021, 11:06 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Undercard, Alexander Povetkin speaks to the media during the Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell press conference in the lead up to the WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title Fight at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on August 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)


Alexander Povetkin is one of the notable boxers in the world. The Russian boxer has held the WBC interim heavyweight title since August 2020. Further, the skilled athlete has held the WBA (Regular) heavyweight title from the year 2011 to 2013. He is also a two-time challenger of the unified heavyweight championship.

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‘The White Lion’ is a true veteran of the sport and holds a stellar record of 36-2-1 in his boxing career.

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)

Undoubtedly, Povetkin has never failed to amaze his fans with his power and also his different techniques to bring down opponents. The talented boxer had his fair share of wins and losses in his career. Much of what Povetkin is able to bring to his game is because of his wife and confidant, Yevgenia Povetkin.

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Alexander Povetkin and Yevgenia Povetkin

Yevgenia Povetkin and ‘The White Lion’ are married for over 8 years now. The pair tied the knot on June 5, 2013, in the Czech Republic. They together do not have any children as of now. However, the Russian boxer has a daughter named Arina from her earlier marriage with Irina.

Both Povetkin and Yevgenia Povetkin have origins in Brazil. Povetkin’s wife is a Russian model who is well known and recognized for winning the Miss Kursk competition in Povetkin’s hometown.

It is very evident that the couple makes sure that they spend quality time with each other, as they are often seen going on vacations.

The fans haven’t heard much about the boxer’s wife, as the couple likes to keep their personal life private. While maintaining a low profile, Yevgenia Povetkin has made sure that she is with her husband by giving him all the support that he needs.

‘The White Lion’- A true veteran of the sport

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‘The White Lion’ is undoubtedly one of the most skilled boxers in the game. As of 2021, he is ranked as the world’s fourth-best active heavyweight by The Ring magazine and BoxRec, and fifth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. His accomplishments don’t stop here- he has also been ranked as the world’s eighth-best active boxer in the pound for pound rankings by BoxRec.

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 is very focused on his game, stating in one of his interviews, “When I fought Klitschko I was much weaker and in much worse shape than I am now,” he said. “I’m in very good shape and in camp, we have been working on my strength and endurance.”

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Povetkin is one of the unique boxers in the game, and will surely retire as one of the legends of the sport.

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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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