"The fight will take place in Moscow on may 21. This date may shift. But it is planned on 21 April," said Rabinsky.

Promoter Povetkin also said that the fight for his other ward, world champion in the first heavy weight Grigory Drozd with the Congolese Ilunga Makabu cancelled: "Grisha Thrush has suffered a severe back injury. His fight with Makabu cancelled. We continue to plan the evening of 8 April in Moscow, where the main fight should be to defend the title Eduard Troyanovsky".

In the fight with Povetkin Wilder will defend the title of world champion under version WBC in a super heavyweight. Russian is the mandatory Challenger for the fight with American.

In the record of the 30-year-old Wilder's 36 wins (35 by Ko) and no defeats. On account of the 36-year-old Povetkin 30 wins (22 by knockout) and one defeat, which he suffered in October 2013 against Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko.