Charr vs. Klitschko
By Michael Collins: If you’re interested in seeing a sick mismatch then in tune in to watch WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KO’s) deconstruct a badly over-matched opponent with a pumped up resume in 27-year-old Manuel Charr (21-0, 11 KO’s) in their fight in Moscow, Russia. The fight will be televised on HBO tonight as part of a split site telecast with WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward facing Chad Dawson.
Vitali must have closed his eyes and picked an opponent randomly in selecting Charr, because I can’t imagine a worse opponent than this for Vitali. To say that the slow as molasses Charr is tailor made for Vitali is putting it lightly. This guy was created to be knocked out by Vitali. Charr has no hand speed, average power and is so easy to hit. He’s not really even proven that he can dominate the 2nd tier fighters that he’s built up his unbeaten record on. Charr’s win over Zack Page was highly controversial.
I had Page winning that fight by four rounds, but I was surprised that the German based Charr got the decision. Charr also looked awful against Danny Williams, Owen Back, Sharman Williams, Robert Hawkins and Taras Bydenko. Those should have been one-sided fights but they turned out to be life and death matches for Charr, and it was not impressive stuff from the 6’4 1/2″ fighter. Continue reading
(Photo credit: KMG/Michael Sterling) Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs) and Manuel Charr (21-0, 11 KOs), participated today in a press conference and talked about their upcoming clash next Saturday. WBC World Heavyweight Champion Klitschko and his contender Charr will face off at the Olimpiyskiy arena in Moscow.
Vitali Klitschko: “Manuel Charr is one of the toughest opponents right now. He is young, aggressive and strong. I am sure it will be a real battle on Saturday. My training camp was very good and I am in good shape and can’t wait to step into the ring again.”
Manuel Charr: “I know Vitali’s trainer Fritz Sdunek and I worked with him. Therefore I know how he has prepared Vitali. I have my tactics against Vitali and I am 1000 per cent sure that my tactics will be better. I will be the new WBC world heavyweight champion.”
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