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Tyson Fury

LONDON (26 Feb) – Heavyweight division world champion Wladimir Klitschko would be an “easy fight” according to brash-talking Tyson Fury. The Manchester heavyweight takes on the tough Christian Hammer this weekend at the O2 Arena in London, live and exclusive on BoxNation, and has claimed that a matchup with Klitschko would be a straightforward affair. 26-year-old Fury is the mandatory ... Read More »


LONDON (24 Feb) – Tyson Fury’s chances of facing Wladimir Klitschko in the UK this summer have been handed a major boost with HBO Sports president Ken Hershman set to be in attendance for his fight this Saturday night. Fury, mandatory challenger for Klitschko’s WBO title, takes on the sturdy Christian Hammer this weekend at the O2 Arena, with news ... Read More »

Back in the USA: Klitschko return is real instead of rumor


By Norm Frauenheim – Wladimir Klitschko’s return to America coincides with talks that are holding a sport hostage all over again. The heavyweight’s April 25 bout with Bryant Jennings at New York’s Madison Square Garden arrives in time to take attention off the paralysis-by-analysis of you-know-what. It’s impossible to know what’s happening, or who’s to blame, or if the reported ... Read More »

Watch Wladimir Klitschko’s First world title defense from 2001 Monday night on Fight Network USA


NEW YORK (Feb. 5, 2015) — This coming Monday night (Feb. 9) at 11:30 p.m. ET, Fight Network USA will air the great Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer”Klitschko’s first world heavyweight title defense, from 2001 against challenger Derrick “D-Train” Jefferson, as part of its InterBox Classics series. Klitschko vs. Jefferson will be replayed Tuesday, Feb. 10 (9 a.m. ET) on Fight Network. ... Read More »

Klitschko – Jennings Press Conference Quotes From Madison Square Garden


New York City (February 4, 2015) – IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO and “The Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO and top rated challenger BRYANT JENNINGS along with their respective teams held the Kick-Off Press conference for their highly anticipated battle set for Saturday, April 25 at Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” “THE CHAMPION RETURNS” will be televised Live on ... Read More »

Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings: Saturday, April 25 Live on HBO


New York City (February 4, 2015) Undisputed Heavyweight World Champion WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO will defend his 10-year title reign against top rated challenger BRYANT JENNINGS on Sat., April 25 emanating from the “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, Madison Square Garden and televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Said Klitschko about the highly anticipated battle, “I ... Read More »

Klitschko – Jennings set for April 25 in MSG


According to Dan Rafael of, unified Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his belts against undefeated oPhiladelphian Bryant Jennings on April 25 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. “I have all of the attributes naturally to be a champion that you can’t teach — heart and will,” Jennings told “I’m psyched up. This is the level where I’m ... Read More »

Klitschko to defend title April 25 in Brooklyn


According to Dan Rafael of, world Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles on April 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “The fight will be at the Barclays Center and we are very, very pleased,” Bernd Boente, Klitschko’s manager, told on Wednesday night. “The contract is not signed yet but we have a handshake deal and we ... Read More »


Tyson Fury

LONDON (27 Nov) – Charismatic heavyweight Tyson Fury has claimed that Wladimir Klitschko will avoid fighting him should he overcome Dereck Chisora in their world title eliminator this weekend. The Manchester banger steps into the ring with Chisora this Saturday night at a sold out ExCel London and has claimed that heavyweight kingpin Klitschko will refuse to take him on ... Read More »

Klitschko drops Pulev 4-times and destroys Pulev in five


Wladimir Klitschko made his 17th consecutive title defense of the world Heavyweight title as he dropped mandatory contender Kubrat Pulev four-times en route to a fifth round stoppage at the O2 Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Klitschko scored 2 knockdowns in round one, both from booming left hooks. He continued to land power shots and in round three, he landed yet ... Read More »

Follow Klitschko – Pulev Live

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Follow all the action live from Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko defends his titles against undefeated Kubrat Pulev. The action begins at 4:45 ET / 1:45 PT 12 ROUNDS–WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP–WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO (62-3, 52 KOS’S) VS KUBRAT PULEV (20-0, 11 KO’S) Round 1 HUGE LEFT AND DOWN GOES PULEV…ANOTHER HUGE EFT AND DOWN GOES PULEV..Klitschko lands a right…10-7 Klitschko Round 2 ... Read More »

Ruslan Chagaev to return to action early next year


Regular WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev has started training camp for the first defense of his second title reign which is supposed to take place in early 2015 in Hamburg. After his mandatory challenger Luis Ortiz disqualified himself with a positive doping test team Chagaev is currently looking for an opponent. “Ruslan is ready to go but now that Ortiz ... Read More »

Wladimir Klitschko vs. Kubrat Pulev airs Saturday, Nov. 15 on HBO


HBO BOXING AFTER DARK begins early with a special presentation of a heavyweight title showdown when WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO VS. KUBRAT PULEV is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 15 at 4:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), exclusively on HBO, with an encore presentation later that day at midnight (ET/PT). The HBO Sports team will capture all the action, which will be available in HDTV, ... Read More »

Klitschko – Pulev rescheduled for November 15


Wladimir Klitscko’s title defense against Kubrat Pulev has been rescheduled for November 15 at the O2 Arena in Hamburg, Germany according t0 Dan Rafael of The fight had to be rescheduled after Klitschko hurt his right bicep earlier in the week. “I am delighted that the title defense can still take place in Hamburg. The atmosphere here is always ... Read More »

Klitschko injures bicep; fight with Pulev postponed


According to Dan Rafael of, the September 6 world Heavyweight title bout between champion Klitschko and Kubrat Pulev is postponed due to Klitschko suffering a bicep tear. “He had problems on Friday, and he first thought it’s a minor thing, but he went to the hospital near the camp [in Austria], and there they detected this torn muscle,” Bernd ... Read More »

Klitschko to battle Pulev on September 6


According to Dan Rafael of, WBA/WBO/IBF Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his title against IBF number-one contender Kubret Oulev on September 6th in Hamburg, Germany. “Kubrat Pulev has an impressive record as an amateur and as well as professional. He has very good skills and I will definitely not underestimate him,” Klitschko said. “I am looking forward to ... Read More »

K2 wins Klitschko – Pulev Purse Bid


According to Dan Rafael of, K2 Promotions won the purse bid to stage the WBA/WBO/IBF Heavyweight championship bout between Wladimir Klitschko and IBF number-one contender Kubret Pulev. K2 bid $7,250,131 to easily top the only other offer, which was for $5,290,144 by Pulev promoter Sauerland Event. The proceedings took place at IBF headquarters in Springfield, New Jersey. According to ... Read More »

Tommy Brooks: This time next year Price will be ready for Klitschko

Tommy Brooks knows a thing or two about heavyweights. The legendary American coach has trained a who’s who of heavyweight greats including Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and the Klitschko brothers. Brooks’ latest charge is British heavyweight star David Price (17-2, 15 KOs). Brooks has been overseeing the rebuilding process for the Olympic Bronze medalist, following back-to-back defeats to Tony Thompson. ... Read More »



This Friday (May 30th) former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin takes on former world title contender Manuel Charr for the vacant WBC international heavyweight championship at Luzhniki-Arena in Moscow. It will be Povetkin’s first fight since his sole career loss to supreme unified titlist Wladimir Klitschko last October. Both men know each other very well from their time as training ... Read More »

IBF confirms: Klitschko has to fight Pulev next!


The wait is over: Finally, Kubrat Pulev (20-0, 11 KOs) will get his chance to fight for the Heavyweight Championship of the World! The IBF has stated that Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 52 KOs) must defend his titles against his Berlin-based mandatory from Bulgaria in his very next bout. “That’s what I call a late birthday gift,” says Pulev, who celebrated ... Read More »

Klitschko destroys Leapai in five


Wladimir Klitschko made his 16th straight title defense by administering a 5 round bludgeoning of over matched contender Alex Leapai in Oberhausen, Germany. Klitschko retained his IBF/WBA/WBO titles. Klitschko dropped Leapai from series of jabs in the 1st round. After that Leapai became a human punching bag as he stood in fron of Klitschko eating thudding jabs and hard right ... Read More »



Follow the action round by round as Wladimir Klitschko defends the IBF/WBA/WBO Heavyweight titles against Alex Leapai from Oberhausen, Germany live at 5 PM ET / 2 PM PT 12 ROUNDS-IBF/WBA/WBO HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE–WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO (61-3, 51 KO’S) VS ALEX LEAPAI (30-4-3, 24 KO’S) Round 1 RIGHT TO TOP OF HEAD AND DOWN GOES LEAPAI…Klitschko lands a right..10-8 Klitschko Round 2 ... Read More »

Two World Heavyweight Championship Fights in Two Weeks Live Exclusively on ESPN, ESPN Deportes


ESPN and ESPN Deportes will televise two World Heavyweight Championship fights within two weeks, Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) vs. Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday, April 26 from the König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen, Germany, and, as previously announced, Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) vs. Chris Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) on Saturday, May 10 from the USC Galen Center in ... Read More »

Bahamian veteran Sherman ‘Tank’ Williams Returning to Germany to spar Wladimir Klitschko & fight Joseph Parker

KEY WEST, Fla. (March 26, 2014) – Battle-tested Bahamian heavyweight Sherman “Tank” Williams (36-13-2, 19 KOs) is returning to Germany to spar three weeks with world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KOs) and then fight highly-touted New Zealand prospect “Explosive” Joseph Parker (7-0, 6 KOs) on April 26 in Oberhauser, Germany. Williams vs. Parker will be on undercard of ... Read More »

Odlanier Solis hits Istanbul Solis to face Tony Thompson for the WBC international championship on March 22nd

Heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis arrived in Istanbul (Turkey). The 2004 Olympic gold medalist will face US veteran Tony “Tiger” Thompson on March 22nd in Tekirdag. It is the clash of two former Klitschko foes: In March 2011 Solis lost to then WBC champion Vitali Klitschko in Cologne (Germany) due to a knee injury; Thompson had already two shots at Vitali’s ... Read More »

Wladimir Klitschko to fight Leapai on April 26


According to Dan Rafael of, IBF/WBA/WBO Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will fight Alex Leapai on April 26th in in Oberhausen, Germany. “It impressed me how Alex Leapai dominated Boytsov,” Klitschko said in announcing the fight. “He has shown strong punching power and a lot of heart. But, moreover, that he can take a punch and feels confident in the ... Read More »

Abell replaces Williams to fight Pulev on December 14

Kubrat Pulev (18-0, 9 KOs) has to adapt for a new opponent! The IBF its mandatory challenger to Heavyweight World Champion Wladimir Klitschko should have stepped into the ring against Sherman Williams. However, Williams did suffer an injury to his right hand in his final preparations and is therefore unable to fight Pulev on December 14. Instead it will be ... Read More »

Wladimir Klitschko ordered to fight Leapai


Recognized Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has been ordered to defend his title against unheralded Alex Leapai according to Dan Rafael of “I’ve never heard of Alex Leapai until the fight with Boytsov,” Klitschko told “I think he did a great job to win that fight and become official mandatory for WBO title. I’m looking forward to that challenge ... Read More »

Boytsov: a win over Leapai could lead to Klitschko!

Denis Boytsov (33-0, 26 KOs) will finally lace up the gloves for Team Sauerland. On November 23, the powerful heavyweight will premiere for his new team against WBO Asia Pacific Champion Alex Leapai (29-4-3, 24 KOs) at the brose Arena in Bamberg, Germany. Boytsov (27), currently ranked the number one contender by the WBO, has a good shot to meet ... Read More »