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- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
- Klitschko working with 15 sparring partners to get ready for Pulev
- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri's talent level
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- 2nd Installment of Tuesday Night Fights to take place on September 16 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
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Wladimir Klitschko Mentions Wilder As a Possible Future Opponent
The heavyweight boxing division is drowning. There is a clear lack of formidable competition for either of the Klitschko brothers, and as time goes on, the remaining tiny pool of fighters is becoming dangerously dry.
After claiming a victory over Alexander Povetkin, Wladimir Klitschko is back on the hunt for the next opponent. But who is there left to fight?
David Haye will always linger as one of the options for Wladimir, but it seems as though there is no more interest in seeing the two fighters face each other again. The boxing community is not in favor of their rematch, proposing that it would be a waste of time for everyone.
So who is Wladimir to face next? Is there a fighter out there that could potentially give Klitschko problems in the fight? Personally I cannot think of anyone deserving, but Wlad seems to have a possible target in mind:
“There is a huge fighter, by the name of Deontay Wilder. He is over 2 meters tall, with an arm span of 213 centimeters. He has fought 29 professional fights, with an outcome of 29 victories (all by knockout). In August of this year he knocked out Siarhei Liakhovich (25-5-0). I think that a fight against him would be very interesting. The issue is that he is not rated high enough yet,” stated Wladimir.
Wilder’s numbers on his record are certainly impressive, but are there knockouts and victories hard earned? Does he truly deserve a shot at Wladimir?
On October 26th, Wilder will face Nicolai Firtha (21-10-1) in New Jersey. What is the purpose of that fight? Will it add anything to Wilder’s fight game? Aside from an expected victory, this fight is a bulking agent, meant to do nothing but pad a resume.
I am not implying that Wilder is not determined enough, or is not talented enough; he is simply too inexperienced. But what can be done? Wladimir has no one left to fight, and a fight against Wilder would most definitely bring interest simply due to Deontay’s size and record.
Let’s hope that Wilder keeps improving and collecting experience, and rightfully earns his place in line to face Klitschko.
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
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- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- “Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ Showtime PPV undercard conference call transcript
- Goosen gives Deontay Wilder a good chance of beating Stiverne
- Mayweather hopes Khan fight will happen in 2015
- Austin Trout in a make or break fight tonight against Daniel Dawson
- Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor to be televised by ESPN2 on October 8th
- Abner Mares signs with Al Haymon
- Lucian Bute in action on 12/6 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada