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

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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

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, 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

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Recognized Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has been ordered to defend his title against unheralded Alex Leapai according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “I’ve never heard of Alex Leapai until the fight with Boytsov,” Klitschko told ESPN.com. “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 »

KNOCKOUT KING DEONTAY WILDER LOOKS TO CONTINUE MARCH TOWARDS WORLD TITLE THIS WEEKEND LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (25 Oct) – Knockout heavyweight sensation Deontay Wilder has earmarked a world title clash with one of the Klitschko brothers early next year before crossing the Atlantic to take care of brash-talking Tyson Fury. The ‘Bronze Bomber’, who has sent shockwaves through the heavyweight division after laying out all 29 of his past opponents, returns to the ring this ... Read More »

Klitschko defeats Povetkin in ugly title defense

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It wasn’t pretty but Wladimir Klitscho made another title defense of the WBA/WBC/IBF Ring Magazine Heavyweight Wladimir Klistchko defended his crown against WBA regular champion Alexander with a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision in Moscow, Russia. Pobetkin tried to start out quick but without much success. In round two, Klitschko landed a short left hook that Povetkin down for the ... Read More »

FOLLOW KLITSCHKO – POVETKIN LIVE!!!

Follow all the action from Moscow, Russia as WBA, WBC, IBF and Ring Magazine champion Wladimir Klitschko defends his title against WBA Regular champion Alexander Povetkin. The action begins at 3:30 pm eastern/9:30 pm im Hamburg, Germany / 11:30 pm in Moscow 12 ROUNDS–HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP–WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO (60-3, 51 KO’S) VS ALEXANDER POVETKIN (26-0, 18 KO’S) Round 1 Povetkin lands a ... Read More »

KLITSCHKO v POVETKIN LIVE ON BOX NATION

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It’s another big fight night LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on BoxNation as heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko puts all four of his world titles on the line against the unbeaten challenger Alexander Povetkin with the third biggest purse in history – a whopping $23million – paid to secure a home town fight for Povetkin! The remarkable Klitschko has racked up 14 straight ... Read More »

Klitschko – Povetkin signed for October 5th

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, World Heavyweight champions Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin will meet on October 5th in Moscow. “I’m very happy that this fight is finally made. The fans around the world are looking forward to this extravaganza between two Olympic champions,” said Klitschko, the 1996 super heavyweight gold medalist for Ukraine. “This is the best fight ... Read More »

Povetkin ready for Klitschko! Convincing victory against Wawrzyk!*

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Wladimir Klitschko can come. That’s what must have gone through the mind of Alexander Povetkin on Friday night after he finished off Andrzej Wawrzyk inside three rounds. It was obvious that the Pole was over his head from the get go and was sent to the canvas on three occasions before the 33-year-old Russian was declared the winner and still ... Read More »

TWO WBA WORLD TITLES ON THE LINE TONIGHT IN RUSSIA

We’re coming to you LIVE and EXCLUSIVE from Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia, from 5.30pm tonight with not one but two World titles on the line! Unbeaten heavyweight Alexander Povetkin defends his WBA World Heavyweight Championship against the 27-0 Poland fighter Andrzej Wawrzyk. The bout is seen by many as a stepping stone for Povetkin to face the WBA’s “Super” ... Read More »

WBA-Champion Povetkin focused on last hurdle

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There is only one stepping-stone left between Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17 KOs) and the World Championship bout with Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KOs). The current WBA Champion takes on Andrzej Wawrzyk (27-0, 13 KOs) this Friday, a must-win situation for Povetkin. Defeat is not an option or the hotly anticipated fight against the Ukrainian is over before it has even ... Read More »

Weights from Manheim ,Germany

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In previewing this Saturday’s big fight in Las Vegas, please mention World Heavyweight Champion WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO (59-3, 51 KOs), of Ukraine, in his 2013 debut, will be making title defense No. 14 in his current seven-year reign as heavyweight kingpin, against undefeated Top-10 contender and cancer survivor Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KOs), of Italy. “Dr. Steelhammer” will also be going ... Read More »

Klitschko – Povetkin purse bid nets $23.3 Million

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, manager Vlad Hryunov bid an astounding $23.3 millon to stage the Heavyweight unification bout between Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin. The bid is the third-biggest winning bid ever and far exceeded expectations. K2 Promotions, Klitschko’s company, bid $7.13 million and Sauerland Event, which promotes Povetkin, bid $6,014,444 at the ceremony at WBA headquarters in ... Read More »

EPIX BATTLES IN APRIL AND MAY! Live to U.S. on EPIX and EpixHD.com

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NEW YORK, NY (March 19, 2013) — Live world championship boxing continues its EPIX run in April and May with two more exciting events featuring the kings of the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) light heavyweight champion NATHAN CLEVERLY defends his title against No. 1 contender ROBIN KRASNIQI on Saturday, April 20, at London’s Wembley ... Read More »

Wladimir Klitschko to take on Pianeta on May 4th

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IBF/WBA/WBO Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend against undefeated Franciso Pianeta on May 4th in Manheim, Germany according to Dan Rafael of espn.com The bout will be televised in the United States by EPIX “I have a lot of respect for Francesco Pianeta. He is young, a southpaw and has an immense fighting spirit,” Klitschko said. “He will do anything ... Read More »

Oquendo: I Deserve This Fight More Than Anybody

“No one deserves the Klitschko fight more than me,” says long-time heavyweight contender Fres Oquendo. WBA #5 and WBA #12-rated Oquendo (35-7, 23 KOs) can make a strong case for being the next to face WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on April 6 in Hanover, Germany. “I’m seeing these newcomer kids talking about how they deserve to fight Klitschko. I ... Read More »

BRYANT JENNINGS WILLING TO ACCOMMODATE KLITSCHKO ON APRIL 6 IN GERMANY

Philadelphia, PA—Undefeated heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings is more than willing to challenge heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on April 6 in Germany, according to Jennings’ promoter, J Russell Peltz. “I cannot understand why Klitschko’s people are having such a tough time finding someone to fight,” Peltz said. “I spoke with their American representatives a few weeks ago and offered Jennings but ... Read More »

Klitschko to Face Povetkin as Next Opponent – Immediate Negotiations Ordered by the WBA

The World Boxing Association (WBA) has instructed the promotional companies Sauerland Event (SE) and Klitschko Management Group (KMG) to conduct immediate negotiations for the fight between the current Heavyweight Super Champion Wladimir Klitschko and Regular World Champion Alexander Povetkin. The WBA has followed the rules of their writing originally sent to all parties prior to the fight between Wladimir Klitschko ... Read More »

STATEMENT FROM CLASSIC ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS

“Since our team at Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., joined forces with Global Boxing Promotions in 2010, we have diligently worked together to guide Mariusz Wach to the precipice of a world heavyweight championship. We fulfilled our obligation as co-promoters, utilizing our wisdom and relationships within the sport of boxing. Under the tutelage of Classic Entertainment & Sports and Global ... Read More »

The hunt for Wladimir Klitschko is on: Helenius and Pulev ranked as number one!***

Exciting news for Robert Helenius (18-0, 11 KOs) and Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9 KOs). Both top heavyweight contenders currently hold the number one spot in their respective rankings. After beating former world champions Lamon Brewster, Samuel Peter and Siarhei Liakhovich, the WBO (World Boxing Organization) already instated Helenius as their number one fighter back in September of last year. However, ... Read More »

Steward’s genius still alive for Wladimir Klitschko

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Wladimir Klitschko’s best friend won’t be there. Emanuel Steward is gone. But Steward’s genius is still around. It never dies. In a bout dedicated to the trainer he calls a genius, Klitschko hopes for a performance Saturday against Mariuz Wach in an Epix/EpixHD.com bout that will represent all that Steward meant to him and a sport still mourning his death. ... Read More »

EPIX WLADIMIR KLISCHKO / JOHNATHON BANKS MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

TRAVIS POMPOSELLO: First off, I would like to send our condolences to Wlad, Johnathan and everyone at K2 for your loss [Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward] a couple of weeks ago.. We are proud and honored to have Wlad back on EPIX again for the third time this year. We will have aired all of his fights in 2012 ... Read More »

Sauerland and Weber want Wladimir Klitschko! Money on the table – 5 Million Euros to face Huck!***

The big Cruiserweight Title Fight between current WBO-Champion Marco Huck and challenger Firat Arslan in Halle/Westphalia, Germany, is just days away. But already Kalle Sauerland and event organizer Ralf Weber are working on the next Mega-Fight. After Henry Maske, Axel Schulz and Marco Huck 36-year-old Wladimir Klitschko could be the next big name to appear at the Gerry Weber Stadion. ... Read More »

LIVE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING MAKES AN EPIX RETURN ON NOVEMBER 10TH

NEW YORK (October 29, 2012) — Heavyweight championship boxing makes an EPIX return next month! World Heavyweight Champion WLADIMIR “Dr. Steelhammer” KLITSCHKO will defend his unified titles on Saturday, November 10, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT, exclusively on EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service. EpixHD.com will stream the fights live as part of a special free ... Read More »

Jonathon Banks to train Klitschko for Wach bout

Close friend and currant Heavyweight contender Jonathon Banks will train Wladimir Klitschko for his November 10th title defense with Maiusz Wach. Banks replaces the late Emanuel Steward who passed away on Thursday. Read More »

Colossus Ustinov: “The Klitschko Brothers are the heavyweight kings”

Come September 29 all eyes will be on Hamburg, Germany, as three title fights will top the bill at Alsterdorfer Sporthalle. Light Middleweight Jack Culcay is going to defend his WBA Intercontinental Championship against Mark Thompson and WBA World Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin will be trying to fend off the bid of mandatory challenger and former WBC and IBF Champion ... Read More »