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huckster

chin is a chin is a chin. chin will not lie. pulev-wlad 2014! don’t bet the house on wlad on this one.

Posted January 17, 2014 10:40 am 


JJ

Kubrat Pulev doesn’t do anything special. He’s no KO puncher at top level or a master boxer, just a strong solid all-rounder. He won’t beat Wladimir who is bigger, stronger, hits harder and is much more experienced. This Wladimir is better than he was ten years ago.

Posted January 16, 2014 4:43 pm 


huckster

pulev shoots a short left hook and wlad does the clown face. wlad-pulev 2014!

Posted January 16, 2014 3:05 pm 


Anonymous

who gives a fu#k.

Posted January 16, 2014 2:00 pm 


Pratt

Get this one in the bag, then on to Pulev for the summer. Pulev/Wlad is going to be a good one. I think Wlad may get cut in that fight with Pulev. But it will wake him up and he will KO Pulev like he did to Brock. Right hook to the upper temple and down goes Pulev, down goes Pulev.

Posted January 16, 2014 1:22 pm 


huckster

lip eye will get killed. pay close attention to what wlad says and bet on that round.

Posted January 16, 2014 10:51 am 


canuck

The Klitschko haters are blaming Wlad for fighting a soft opponent but it is not his fault.This is a mandatory defense.Put the blame where it belongs,on the corrupt WBO.Alex Leapai is a very exciting boxer at the club level but nowhere near a world class fighter.

Posted January 16, 2014 9:47 am 


RUFFKNIGHT

Right FA; Pulev should be next because he’s the mandatory for Vlad’s other belt.

Posted January 16, 2014 7:13 am 


huckster

pulev will adjust and destroy huggy bear wlad.

Posted January 16, 2014 4:46 am 


BLUESMAN

I cannot help but comment: What the heck does Golovkin have to do with Wladimir Klitschko fighting Alex Leapai?! Answer: NOTHING! Wladimir’s age of 38 will NOT be a factor and he will KO Leapai VEEY quickly.

Posted January 15, 2014 11:41 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“Surely Pulev, Fury, Perez etc are more deserving of a shot than Lepai?” – Agreed. Problem is Perez has the mandatory shot at the WBC belt so he’s off. Fury’s been on the shelf. Pulev is probably next after Leapai who lucked into the mandatory shot because Boytsov blew it.

Posted January 15, 2014 7:35 pm 


AssyrianGod

Surely Pulev, Fury, Perez etc are more deserving of a shot than Lepai? A man who was KO’d by Kevin Johnson not long ago, the same Johnson who was easily beaten by both Fury and the Romanian Christian Hammer.

Posted January 15, 2014 7:22 pm 


Jimmy

I mean, Wlad will punish Kubrat, by a wide margin with some knockdowns, but Pulev will manage to finish the fight. Only well beaten.

Posted January 15, 2014 6:39 pm 


Jimmy

Wlad W12 Kubrat by a distance.

Posted January 15, 2014 6:34 pm 


huckster

when huggy wlad hugs pulev, the cobra will bit him with his left. wlad will do the brewster funny face.

Posted January 15, 2014 5:00 pm 


Pratt

Huck: The left is going to hurt Pulev and the right is going to TKO him. Wlad does not go down in this fight. He may get cut, but he does not go down. Pulev goes down with the duck walk. He will be on Queer Street!!

Posted January 15, 2014 4:22 pm 


Op Amp

poor largo…. Its ok little guy, the ATG KlitschKOs will be gone soon, and then you can sleep at night again.

Posted January 15, 2014 3:17 pm 


huckster

summer 2014 wlad-pulev!

Posted January 15, 2014 3:17 pm 


huckster

pulev will put wlad down. the left is going to hurt.

Posted January 15, 2014 3:16 pm 


Op Amp

Ha! Someone is posting under my name! Thank you for the compliment, but please get your boxing facts straight first. Able’s “KD” of Pulev was just a flash KD, and more about losing balance then Pulev getting rocked.

Posted January 15, 2014 3:14 pm 


Jeffy

largo, silly boy.

Posted January 15, 2014 3:06 pm 


largo

The K brothers aren’t great, how could they be if they haven’t had great opposition? of course it’s not their fault but don’t tell me they’re great…they have fought nobody, except for Lennox & they lost that one.

Posted January 15, 2014 2:58 pm 


Pratt

Pulev is a nearly huge guy and is going to be TKO’d by Wladimir when they meet in summer 2014.
Hey, where the frick is Haye, eating goats in Turkey??

Posted January 15, 2014 2:44 pm 


Pratt

Good and irrefutable points on the K-Bros by Tark. You cannot argue with the stats on the record.

Posted January 15, 2014 2:42 pm 


Pratt

Pulev has no movement and is easy to hit. He has a good jab and some size but lacks heavy punch. Wlad will TKO him easy after 7 rounds. Easy to hit and Wlad will t-off on him. TKO Klitschko.

Posted January 15, 2014 2:36 pm 


huckster

pulev will knock down wlad too. it will be a fight.

Posted January 15, 2014 1:43 pm 


Jeffy

Wlad TKO Leapai in 5 rounds. Wlad will UD Pulev, 120-110 x 3 maybe, knocking down Pulev a couple of times at least.

Posted January 15, 2014 1:25 pm 


huckster

how many times did wlad get KO’ed?

Posted January 15, 2014 1:16 pm 


huckster

wlad probably feels more comfortable with lip-eye.

Posted January 15, 2014 1:15 pm 


Op Amp

Joey Abell knocked down Pulev! Klitschko will have a comfortable win against the Bulgarian.

Posted January 15, 2014 12:26 pm 


huckster

pulev-wlad 2014! wilder is rubbish. old tiger would expose him.

Posted January 15, 2014 11:27 am 


huckster

k-bro playing the odds and carry lip-eye to the seventh with a brutal KO.

Posted January 15, 2014 11:26 am 


Xavier

TARK said it right all there. The Klitschko boys have dominated the division. And of the fighters out there now Wladiimir hasn’t faced, I would like to see WK take on Kubrat Pulev, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Pulev is strong, well-schooled and unbeaten, Fury is a showman who talks quite a lot, but is big, tough and unbeaten and Wilder is also a big man, a dangerous KO puncher and unbeaten. Wlad should be looking at a couple of these guys after he’s taken care of the Leapai fight.

Posted January 15, 2014 10:58 am 


Drago

“It is always good to successfully defend your titles, but for world class champions, it’s the formidable rivalry that makes up and solidifies one’s resume.” If you don’t like the man (like many others do, its ok), just say it, don’t beat around the bush pretending to be unbiased… sheesh…

Posted January 15, 2014 10:27 am 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

@LOL Anonymous is a total ass hole,no need for to tell you though,lol

Posted January 15, 2014 9:49 am 


Mr Gav

I think there is far better competion for waldamir to face. The only man who I can see beating him is Wilder but I would only give him a 10% chance, for everybody else’s Wald will utterly dominate in his usual fashion as the only tactic any one has is landing that big shot which waldaimir knows how to overcome time and time again. Wilder has the height and certainly the power to end waldamihar but even with that its unlikely that would happen. Leapai fight is utterly pointless as boystov was supposed to be the lamb for the slaughter but leapai beat him easily, but leapai at best can go six rounds all depends on how Wald feels on the night.

Posted January 15, 2014 9:40 am 


lol

anomymous does you”re sister in law work for mayweather.

Posted January 15, 2014 8:18 am 


lol

rumour has it this could go 12 slow rounds.

Posted January 15, 2014 8:07 am 


Fan

Wow he beat the ding a ling man , now a banker in Florida.

Posted January 15, 2014 7:53 am 


Adrian

This lepai guy was a mandatory and klitchko had to fight him even though I don’t like to see him fight klitchko either but it is what it is … But I checked his record he did ok guys like Travis walker and beat darnel Wilson too so who knows he could give us something

Posted January 15, 2014 6:23 am 


Adrian

largo

Who have these Bros’ beat that deserves any mention, anywhere, as been Anybody worth anything, in any serious list???

Posted January 15, 2014 2:00 am

Well my klitchko hater they didn’t let anyone become worth mantioning … I know you lovedddddd haye but he didn’t get on that list of yours either …. Sorry!

Posted January 15, 2014 6:20 am 


Auzbox

A guy with titles in 8 divisions greatest ever champ don’t worry about that

Posted January 15, 2014 5:28 am 


RUFFKNIGHT

Well Lepai is the no.1 contender and Vald isn’t the one who decided that.

Posted January 15, 2014 5:28 am 


Largo

Auzbox -the fact that your a Packtard doesn’t say much about you either.

Posted January 15, 2014 5:14 am 


Auzbox

Largo is irrelevant just an idiot that knows alot about nothing when it comes to boxing

Posted January 15, 2014 5:03 am 


Auzbox

And povetkin won gold at the Olympics also

Posted January 15, 2014 5:02 am 


TARK

Adamek was a 2-Division world Champion with a 44-1 record… He had beaten title challengers Chris Arreola and Michael Grant when Vitali became the only fighter in history to stop him.

Sam Peter was a World Heavyweight Champion with a 30-1 record… losing only to Wladimir Klitschko on points… when Vitali slaughtered him in 7… Peter KO’d Oleg Maskaev a puncher who KO’d a prime Hasim Rahman — the same Rahman who KO’d Lennox Lewis.

Juan Carlos Gomez was 44-1 and a former World Champion when Vitali stopped him…

Chris Arreola was an undefeated number one contender when Vitali stopped him.

That’s over a dozen great challengers the K Bros obliterated.

Chris Byrd was a Heavyweight Champion who Wladimir beat every round in 2 fights… Byrd, a super slick boxer, was easily boxed to death by Wladimir.

Former Heavyweight Champion Lamon Brewster was easily beaten by Wladimir Klitschko… and quit in his corner in their rematch of a fight where it seemed Wladimir was drugged.

Hasim Rahman, who knocked Lennox Lewis out, was easily beaten every round and stopped by Wladimir.

Corrie Sanders was a 39-2 Heavyweight Champion when Vitali stopped him.

David Haye was a 27-1 Heavyweight Champion when Wladimir Klitschko beat him without trying.

Eddie Chambers was a 35-1 number one contender when Wladimir beat him.

Calvin Brock was an undefeated Heavyweight Contender at 27-0 when Wladimir stopped him..

Shannon Briggs was a 2-time Heavyweight Champion, and years younger than Vitali, when Vitali white-washed him.

Alexander Povetkin was a 26-0 Heavyweight Champion who had never been knocked down… A 37-year-old Wladimir knocked him down 4 times and dominated him every round of 12.

Lennox Lewis was Heavyweight Champion when he was behind on points on all scorecards the entire way in his fight with Vitali Klitschko. The fight should have gone to the scorecards and Vitali should have won — because Vitali out-scored Lewis but was cut with illegal blows.

Posted January 15, 2014 3:50 am 


largo

Who have these K brothers beat that deserves any mention, of any serious kind, anywhere, as being Anybody worth anything, in any serious list???…that’s the question that begs an answer & the answer to that question is what I’ve been looking for from the K brothers fans; BS won’t do…

Posted January 15, 2014 2:55 am 


POS

Largo’s mouth is huge and is definitely irrelevant in history.

Posted January 15, 2014 2:37 am 


TARK

Michael Grant was huge… He couldn’t beat Adamek at 38… Vitali beat Adamek at 40 every minute of every round and stopped him… Derrick Jefferson was huge.. Couldn’t go 2 rounds with Wladimir.. Ray Austin was huge.. Couldn’t go 2 rounds with Wladimir.. Big Time McCline was huge.. Couldn’t stay the course with Wladimir.. Mariusz Wach is huge.. Couldn’t win a round from Wladimir… Alexander Dimitrenko was huge… Couldn’t beat Chambers… Nic Valuev was 7′ X 330 … Couldn’t beat David Haye.

So I guess the Klitschkos have something more than HUGE going for them.

Posted January 15, 2014 2:26 am 


Vlad Grubetic

So what , Alex Leapai has earned a Heavyweight title shot , win or lose , he gets a chance to fite for d Biggest Prize in Boxing. Not many get a chance.

Posted January 15, 2014 2:10 am 


largo

These brothers are huge in size but irrelevant in history…

Posted January 15, 2014 2:01 am 


largo

Who have these Bros’ beat that deserves any mention, anywhere, as been Anybody worth anything, in any serious list???

Posted January 15, 2014 2:00 am 


largo

“Fighting against mediocre opposition his whole life” would be more appropriate…the K brother’s are not only mediocre themselves but highly selfish & insecure; they have beaten NOBODY & the only HOFamer they fought was a totally disinterested & out of shape Lennox who almost took one of the brothers eyes outta his socket. The only claim, I see, to fame for these two giants, it’s to be bigger than everybody else & to have fought nobodies & when they fought somebody half decent they got beat-Wlad several times & Vlad Vs Lennox- so, These pair to me, are the less accomplished HW champions in history.

Posted January 15, 2014 1:50 am 


Farmboxer

Vlad will knock Leapai out. Leapai becoming a mandatory is not Vlad’s fault. He just fought Povetkin who was #1, had been trying to fight him for years.

The ones who cut Vitali and Vlad down all the time claim that Wilder is the greatest heavyweight of all time. Wilder somehow got a ranking of #3 WBC without ever fighting anyone ranked at all. If Wilder had the title it would have to be given to him for not fighting anyone, then he would continue to fight unranked boxers like Sconiers, probably rematch Sconiers, but Sconiers did hurt Wilder. Haye made Wilder look drunk in sparring and Vlad knocked Wilder down with a left Jab, beat Wilder from post to post. All these Americans who are claiming that Wilder is the top heavyweight in the world are blind and ignorant……..Vlad has fought much better opponents than Wilder has by far, yet Americans still claim that Wilder is the fastest fighter ever, hardest puncher, fought better competition than any heavyweight in boxing history, etc., yes, they worship Wilder……….

Posted January 15, 2014 1:26 am 


BUSTAJAY

Rest in peace Sanders and thanks for one hell of an upset in boxing…..God bless him

rbasset said it all below

His caliber of opponents just gets worse and worse. In 2 – 3 years Wladimir will get just get bored and then he’ll run into a Grade B fighter that’ll knock him on his ass a la Corrie Sanders.

Posted January 14, 2014 11:17 pm

Posted January 15, 2014 1:09 am 


badger

too bad that boystov injuries and long amateur career caught up with him. he should have beat Leapi.

Posted January 15, 2014 12:19 am 


rbasset

His caliber of opponents just gets worse and worse. In 2 – 3 years Wladimir will get just get bored and then he’ll run into a Grade B fighter that’ll knock him on his ass a la Corrie Sanders.

Posted January 14, 2014 11:17 pm 


Anonymous

this is an example of boxing politics screwing up boxing. The WBC has had the #1 contender on the shelf for a year and a half waiting on a title shot. In the meantime, Wladdy has been fighting tomato cans. Im tired of these so called contenders not fighting each other. There aren't enough good heavies for anybody to be ducking anybody but they don't want to mess up their chance at a HW belt by losing. Hell, if beating a bum like Botysov can get u a shot, why fight Wilder or Fury or Jennings or Stiverne or Chisora or anybody that could beat you.

Posted January 14, 2014 11:04 pm 


terror tim

I would complain more about the opponent more if I thought there was someone who deserved a shot and hadn’t already fought Wladimir. His next fight, the winner of Arreola and Stiverne, won’t be much more thana speed bump as well. As Tark just said, at this age some underdog will eventually take him down. Don’t see it happening here, this guy was knocked out by Kevin Johnson. Not exactly a power puncher there. 3 rounds, maybe he can fight another mandatory on the same night.

Posted January 14, 2014 10:57 pm 


Nameless

Another dire matchup

Posted January 14, 2014 10:26 pm 


TARK

Wladimir will be 38… It will be his 23rd win in 25 World Title Fights. Those are the only things significant about the fight.

Ali and Holmes were whipped by the time they were Wladimir’s age — and by huge underdogs. You never know what an underdog will do when you’re 38. Wladimir might try to end this fight with a liver shot. He was asking GGG about his body shots at the Golden Globes. Nobody every says Golovkin is a boring fighter.

It’s a little late for Wladimir to develop that spectacular technique because it take years of refinement to blow people away with the shot… but Golovkin has the best left hook to the body I’ve ever seen.

Posted January 14, 2014 10:02 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

You have to give lots of credit to Wladimir Klitschko regardless of opinion.
He holds and defends all major world titles avible accept the WBC title. Wladimir Klitschko is the ONLY boxer pound-for pound who haves all major world title belts (Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO) so he deserves credit for fighting for all of them to be that unified champion and ONLY champion in the division.

All other weight classes there are 3-4 champions and that is too many and to few fighters who fight for unifications nowdays becouse of either money or political crap. Wilder, Pulev, Stiverne, Perez, Arreola,
Fury, Browne, Solis etc are all nice match-ups I would like to see BUT they must become mandatory or top 3 for it to be possible and fighters like Arreola, Perez, Solis and Fury just talks but don’t dare fight Wladimir in the ring and Arreola was offered a title shot a time ago but declined the offer and the rest is history.

Wladimir Klitschko haves 16 world title defences under his belt now and still counting, he fights the best opponents who dares face him.

Posted January 14, 2014 8:37 pm 


Jb221

1 word waste

Posted January 14, 2014 7:59 pm 


Cathal O’Riordan

Im surprised the odds are even that generous for Leapai. You could easily make this fight 1/100 shot for Leapai

Posted January 14, 2014 6:10 pm 


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Posted January 14, 2014 6:08 pm 


Op Amp

This fight is complete BS! The alphabet groups are rediculous! Wonder who paid who to make this guy a mandatory. Complete garbage!

Posted January 14, 2014 5:11 pm 


Rustybucket

It’s a pretty poor match up by any standards ,but then again Ali did fight Richard Dunn to name one poor opponent.

Still, If the contender pool is this weak, then it’s up to the contenders to make it stronger.

Posted January 14, 2014 5:07 pm 


Goosey

Clad the Impaler ” This is a mandatory title defense..” Coz Leapai beat Boytsov on points in a 10 rounder? Lol at this fight…

Posted January 14, 2014 4:48 pm 


Master Ken

Why is this article being written?? Goodness, this fight is NO different than Wlads last 4 bouts…..

Posted January 14, 2014 4:26 pm 


Anonymous

the plastic heavyweight fans will love this just like his last wrestling match.

Posted January 14, 2014 3:56 pm 


Clad the Impaler

This is a mandatory title defense. Wladimir will pick up the WBC strap by 2015 and become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Posted January 14, 2014 3:52 pm 


SVDC

I am a fan. I could understand Klitscho fought Mormeck, Pianeta etc. Because there was no one available really then. But now… Pulev is there, there are other options as well, more worthy then this joke. This is a useless fight. Shame on the WBO, shame on Wlad

Posted January 14, 2014 3:43 pm 


WHAT!?!

I smell a Buster Douglass moment coming. Any chance Wlad will take this lightly? No chance I guess, Wlad is very professional. Oh well, Wlad by TKO 8.

Posted January 14, 2014 3:20 pm 


Joey

I can’t belive people would spend money on a tickets to this fight what a joke

Posted January 14, 2014 2:46 pm 


JJ

Wlad, easy win, early rounds KO/stoppage.

Posted January 14, 2014 2:38 pm 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

I believe Wlad will beat Leapai.

Posted January 14, 2014 2:37 pm 


Eric_Suede

Fight is a huge waist of time. Wlad by easy clinchfest then KO. Leapai same dude tko’d by queenpin johnson and nearly ko’d by travis walker. I hope this fight doesn’t take place. Again Waste of time.

Posted January 14, 2014 2:31 pm 


dwc

Its against the odds that people will give one hoot about this fight…except the die hard k-bros. fans…

Posted January 14, 2014 2:27 pm 


Pratt

There is good competition out there. Wilder, Pulev, Stiverne, Perez, Arreola,
Fury, Browne……………just need the TV Networks to get the fork out of there. Wlad nees to pick up the SHO Belt and the HBO Belt to be back in in the USA. In In, like it, a double antendre.

Posted January 14, 2014 1:48 pm 



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