They always complained about filthy tricks of shady managers in the international boxing business, now the Klitschkos pulled out some dubious methods themselves. Although they knew that Alexander Ustinov (7-0-0) had a valid management contract with a matchmaker binding him exclusively with Arena Box Promotions, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko inked the 32-year-old former Muay-Thai Champion for their marketing company "K2 East"..
Vitali Klitschko sparred with Ustinov while preparing for his comeback fight against Jameel McCline. By that time he already knew that the Belarussian was exclusively working with arena. Attorney Rafael Villena y Scheffler: "Basically that means that the Klitschko Management Group consciously mislead Alexander Ustinov to a breach of contract."
The controversion will probably end up before court. When and for whom Ustinov will be able to pursue his professional boxing career is up in the air at the moment.
arena inks Rüdiger May
arena inks former World Cruiserweight Championship contender Rüdiger May (42-5-3). The 32-year-old will give his debut for arena on November 17th in Schwedt (Germany). Arena-CEO Ahmet Öner: “Rüdiger asked me for this chance. He got no time to waste so after the bout in Schwedt I will directly lead him to big fights for international titles. He has got to show us that he still got what it takes to compete at a world class level.”