Grigory Drozd

RingTv image Alexander Povetkin KOs Mike Perez in first round

Alexander Povetkin KOs Mike Perez in first round

THE RING’s No. 1-rated heavyweight Alexander Povetkin made short work of Mike Perez, stopping the former Cuban amateur standout in the opening round of their WBC title-elimination bout on Friday in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin hurt Perez with a right hand and took the southpaw out with a series of follow-up rights at 1:31 of Round 1.

RingTv image Q&A: WBC cruiserweight titleholder Grigory Drozd

Q&A: WBC cruiserweight titleholder Grigory Drozd

After toiling in the trenches for 13 years, Russian cruiserweight Grigory Drozd finally strapped a world title around his waist by beating Krzysztof Wlodarczyk last September. Now he’ll defend the belt for the first time on Friday.

RingTv image Q&A: Grigory Drozd

Q&A: Grigory Drozd

Longtime Russian cruiserweight contender Grigory Drozd finally gets a shot at a world title when he challenges Poland’s battle-tested Krzysztof Wlodarczyk for the WBC belt on Saturday in Moscow. Drozd spoke to RingTV.com about his life and the most important fight of his career.

RingTv image Q&A: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk

Q&A: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk

Krzysztof Wlodarczyk spoke to RingTV.com ahead of his WBC cruiserweight title defense against Russian contender Grigory Drozd on Saturday in Moscow. Wlodarczyk shared his thoughts on his fellow cruiserweight titleholders and a variety of subjects.