Yep, it’s happening.
Povetkin (33-1, 23 KO) is 7-0, 5 KO against humans since his loss to Wladimir Klitschko, but has a significantly spottier record against drug testing agencies, testing positive before planned fights with Deontay Wilder and Bermane Stiverne. He was last seen dominating Christian Hammer, who stopped Price in seven last February.
Price (22-4, 18 KO) has been stopped by Tony Thompson (who failed a drug test after their rematch), Erkan Teper (who failed a drug test after their fight), and the aforementioned Hammer (clean as of this article’s posting). To pit him against Povetkin is farcical, dangerous, and perhaps the least self-aware booking I’ve ever seen.
If Price beats “Sasha,” that’s upset of the decade.