Former WBA heavyweight boxing champion Alexander Povetkin has spoken out about the Emelianenko brothers’ conflict, which has made headlines again after Fedor Emelianenko publicly stated that he could do nothing to help his brother Alexander.
“It’s all, frankly, a little pissing me off,” said the 43-year-old Russian in an interview with the channel “Ushatayka”. “They are brothers, they should always be together and friendly. You don’t have to pit them against each other. I hope that they will still be together, and Sasha will draw the right conclusions, take the right path. He’s a good guy, but drinking ruins him, he doesn’t need it.”
Also, “Russian Knight” answered the question of whether he was going to return to the professional ring.
“Now I will slowly gain shape. Whether I will perform or not, I don’t know yet. Anything can happen. Now I am undergoing treatment, and I will look at how I feel. I think everything will be clear within two months.”
The last time Alexander Povetkin entered the ring was in March 2021, losing ahead of schedule in a rematch to Briton Dillian Whyte and losing the interim WBC world heavyweight title.