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SBD Global/July 3, 2013/Events and Attractions

Event Notes: Klitschko-Povetkin Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For Oct. 5 In Moscow

Wladimir Klitschko will fight Alexander Povetkin in a heavyweight fight in Moscow on Oct. 5 "after contracts were signed." Klitschko holds the WBA super championship belt in addition to the IBF, WBO and The Ring belts, while unbeaten Russian Povetkin is the WBA's regular champion (EUROSPORT, 7/2). ... The Int'l Rugby Board said that "poor attendances at the Rugby World Cup Sevens have not marred the greater impact that both Russia and world rugby will feel from hosting the event in the build-up to the sport's inclusion in the 2016 Rio Olympics." The three-day tournament "was staged at the Luzhniki Stadium," the venue for the 1980 Moscow Games that has a capacity of 79,000, reduced to 50,000 by advertising hoardings. But the action of the abbreviated game on the pitch "has often been watched by sparsely filled stands" (AFP, 7/2).
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