The russian boxer Alexander Povetkin is excluded from the ranking of the authoritative magazine The Ring. Earlier boxer was ranked third in the heavyweight division.
Recall that the 36-year-old Povetkin is the mandatory challenger for the title of champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC), but doping investigation is conducted against him. Traces of meldonium were earlier found in his sample, and this is the reason why his title fight with WBC champion from US Deontay Wilder sceduled on May 21 in Moscow was canceled.
Currently, the first place in the ranking of The Ring takes Briton Tyson Fury, who is the world champion of WBA and the WBO, the second - Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, the third - Wilder.