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Photos: Heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko on Conan O'Brien

22.02.08 - Photos by Meghan Sinclair: Wladimir Klitschko, the IBF heavyweight champion, gets a high five and enjoys a few laughs with Conan O'Brien, last night on his nationally televised interview on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien, to promote Saturday night's Unification against WBO titlist Sultan Ibragimov at Madison Square Garden. HBO's World Championship Boxing will televise..


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At Madison Square Garden this afternoon: Sultan Ibragimov, the WBO heavyweight titlist, weighed in first, tipping the scales at 219 pounds. Wladimir Klitschko, the IBF heavyweight belt holder, was next on the scale, and his weight was 238 pounds. NYSAC Chairman Ron Scott Stevens presided over the weigh in for the Unification heavyweight championship set for Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. K2 Promotions and Seminole Warriors Boxing will promote the Unification, which will air on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Weigh-In Quotes

KLITSCHKO: "I am going to win the fight. I am determined to win this fight. The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds, but I doubt it will go the distance. I'm the lightest I've ever been but I feel strong and energetic. I feel great! The weight was a result of intensive training with fighters who were all at least one weight class below me."

IBRAGIMOV: "I feel fantastic. The weight is fantastic, perfect!"

Article posted on 22.02.2008



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