Former WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitcsko says he is feeling much younger as he prepares for his rematch bout with Tyson Fury who defeated him some months ago.
It would be recalled that the Ukrainian boxer lost his WBA heavyweight title to Fury back in 2015.
The veteran fighter who is reported to be quick to exercise his rematch clause with Fury told Sky Sport’s Ed Robinson, that losing to Fury in their previous bout has brought with it a feeling of liberation.
The fighter, who says he is enjoying his current position as a challenger, said: “I love it. I just feel younger. I feel better. Believe it or not, I’m enjoying the position I’m at right now. I’m relieved. I’m relaxed but alert.
“I want to show to myself and my fans that I can become a champion again and can solve that challenge positively with a positive end for me,” he added. Continue reading 'KLITSCHKO GETS A REMATCH WITH FURY'»
WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder is still giving Wladimir Klitschko a go at defeating IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in their bout on April 29 regardless of his feelings that father time is hitting on the door of the aging 40-year-old Ukrainian heavyweight.
Deontay frankly admits that he prefers the younger lion Joshua win the fight, though, considering that a show-down between the two will make a heck of lots of green stuff. Wilder enjoys the idea of him matching a fighter like Joshua, whom will come to slug with him, given that he desires to trade shots with him and land a few right hands blow on his chin to see whether he remains standing.
Joshua hasn’t been hit with a significant shot ever since Dillian Whyte staggered him in the second round of their fight in 2015. If Joshua defeats the hapless Wladimir on April 29 without getting hit with something significant, then Wilder might be next if the IBF and WBA allow Joshua the to fight the 6’7” Deontay in a unification fight.
Wilder asserted this regarding his views on the Joshua vs. Wladimir fight on April 29 at the Wembley Stadium in London, England:
“With the Klitschko and Joshua bout, my heart is with Joshua, yet my mind is with Klitschko,” explained Wilder while discussing his thoughts on the Joshua-Klitschko fight. Continue reading 'WILDER: KLITSCHKO SHOULDN’T BE WRITTEN OFF'»
Those who know Wladimir for his revolutionary fighting skills also know that he and his brother are incredibly gifted.
Did you know that Wladimir also holds a PHD and is conversant in four languages? He has definitely dominated the boxing scene in the heavyweight category, along with his brother who has now retired from the boxing scene and is currently a mayor of the Ukraine capital.
His trainer is Peter Fury, his uncle as well as a legendary fighter in his own right. The fury has stated that many of the talented fighters in the same category have been avoiding taking on Wladimir in the ring. He has had a winning streak of 21 fights consecutively, which is a feat impossible to master by many. Wladimir is known to have suffered defeats through concussions and knockouts early into his career.
For that reason he is taking on defensive strategies in his fights these days. His punches come out only when he is sure of connecting and being able to stay out of range at the same time. The approach has its benefits, but shortcomings as well. Last year he was defeated when his weaknesses were exploited by Tyson Fury. Tyson was able to dominate as well as push off Wladimir and get him defeated. However, most fans are hopeful that Wladimir will get back and would be back in form, ready to overcome his weaknesses and become more formidable in the ring than what he already is.
Continue reading 'Wladimir Klitschko To Come Back To True Form Soon'»
With a fighter like Wladimir Klitschko many formidable fighters find it a worthy fight to end their career with.
That is what Tyson Fury plans as a rematch is planned between him and Wladimir Klitschko for July 9th
. Tyson decided to retire and he has announced his plans as well. He is a heavyweight champion in the world category he had won the IBF, WBO and WBA titles and it would surely be the right time to leave the ring with all the accolades. That is what he hopes to achieve when he walks out of the ring after fighting with Wladimir Klitschko on home ground. The fight is scheduled to take place in Manchester, his home turf.
The ferry would be looking to beat Wladimir Klitschko again, who will certainly not make it easy for him. Even though Fury has been taunting him, Wladimir Klitschko remains calm as he awaits the fight coming up. It means an intense period of training for both and at present that is what they are focusing on. Continue reading 'Wladimir Klitschko Gets Ready To Face Tyson In July'»
World Heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko has said that he is prepared to put his titles on the line against English Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and believes that the fight could take place in Fury’s backyard in the United Kingdom.
Klitschko is currently the holder of the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organisation (WBO), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Heavyweight Championships and successfully defended his titles recently – his 18th straight title defence against American Bryant Jennings in a unanimous decision victory.
The unbeaten Englishman is currently the mandatory challenger for the Ukrainian’s WBO Heavyweight Championship and having repeatedly called out the big man is finally set to getting his wish fulfilled. Speaking after his match against Jennings, Wladimir Klitschko said that a match between him and Fury will definitely not be taking place in the United States and added that the fight needs to happen in Europe.
He added that he knows the Fury is the WBO’s mandatory challenger and it is something he has to do. But he also mentioned that they have to figure out where the fight will take place, be it in the United Kingdom or in Germany and there needs to be talks held for that. Continue reading 'Wladimir Klitschko willing to fight Fury in UK'»