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Watch Wladimir Klitschko’s 1st world title defense 2001 on Fight Network

Tonight (Monday, Feb. 9) at 11:30 p.m. ET, Fight Network USA will air Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitschko’s first world heavyweight title defense from 2001, against challenger Derrick “D-Train” Jefferson, as part of its InterBox Classics series. Klitschko vs. Jefferson will be replayed Tuesday, Feb. 10 (9 a.m. ET) on Fight Network. Continue reading

Watch Wladimir Klitschko’s First world title defense from 2001 Monday night on Fight Network USA

NEW YORK (Feb. 5, 2015) — This coming Monday night (Feb. 9) at 11:30 p.m. ET, Fight Network USA will air the great Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer”Klitschko’s first world heavyweight title defense, from 2001 against challenger Derrick “D-Train” Jefferson, as part of its InterBox Classics series. Klitschko vs. Jefferson will be replayed Tuesday, Feb. 10 (9 a.m. ET) on Fight Network. Continue reading

Klitschko/Jennings NYC Press Conference Interviews

“THE CHAMPION RETURNS” will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT in the United States and RTL in Germany among the more than 150 countries which will telecast the event.

Presented by K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group in association with Gary Shaw Productions, tickets priced at $1000, $600, $300, $200 and $100 can be purchased through the Madison Square Garden Box Office, www.TheGarden.com and www.Ticketmaster.com. Continue reading

Fury says Klitschko fight better than one with Wilder

Tyson Fury has come out and said that he did not watch Wilders historic match against Bermane Stiverne to capture the WBC heavyweight title, but did congratulate him on his victory. The heavyweight scene is very open now with top talents like Bryant Jennings, Tyson Fury and Alexander Povetkin ready to take over from Wladimir Klitschko as the lineal champion of the world. The interesting thing is that Tyson Fury does not seem to be caught up in the hype around the newly crowned WBC strap holder and has his sights set solely on the main man in the division, Wladimir Klitschko. Continue reading

The Future of the Heavyweight Division

Now the dust has settled on Deontay Wilders impressive and dominant twelve round unanimous decision over Bermane Stiverne to capture the WBC heavyweight title last month, many questions about him have been answered. Can he work for a full twelve round fight? Yes. Can he take a punch? Yes. Can he use fundimental techniques such as a strong jab and lateral movement. Yes. What this means however is that the division has a lot more questions to answer now. Who are the best heavyweights in the world? Are there other heavyweights who will be able to stand up to Wilders punches for a full twelve rounds? And who will be the fighter to finally end the Wladimir Klitschko express and dethrone him as the dominant face of the division (if anyone can do it!) Continue reading

Klitschko vs Briggs Official for September?

Shannon Briggs says so…”I have a date with Klitschko set for September, if not sooner,” Briggs told Buncey’s Boxing Podcast on ESPN.co.uk. According to various German boxing news sites, K2 have already booked the 02 Arena in Hamburg for a September showdown between the two heavyweights. Wladimir Klitschko, who is tired of being stalked by Briggs, also confirmed that he is ready to “punish” Briggs and is willing to fight him now.

Briggs confirms to ESPN.co.uk: “His people have confirmed that – we’ve got a date. We’re looking at September. We’re looking at Hamburg, but hopefully we can change that venue to somewhere in America. That’s what we’re working on. Hopefully it can happen, if not in September then July or August. I feel great, I’m in phenomenal shape. I’m looking forward to fighting soon. The world wants to see me and Klitschko fight. I don’t know why he’s fighting Jennings. No one knows Jennings. This is a fight no one wants, that no one cares about. This is about money and glory, let’s’make it happen in New York City.”

Wladimir Klitschko tired of Shannon Briggs

Wladimir Klitschko, who is fighting Bryant Jennings on April 25th in New York, says he is completely tired of Shannon Briggs and his antics. Klitschko told German newspaper Sport-Bild: “Shannon Briggs has completely crossed the line. I am tired of him. I now want to fight and punish him.” Klitschko said.

Klitschko: “I understand Briggs, he wants promote himself and get a title fight just like David Haye, Tyson Fury, Manuel Charr and Marco Huck did in the past. None of these guys promoted themselves better as Briggs though…the only problem is that he crossed a line. Briggs doesn`t know when enough is enough, it`s not funny anymore.”

According to popular German boxing news sites, K2 promotions have already booked the 02 Arena in Hamburg for a Klitschko-Briggs showdown in September.

Roc Nation Sports Announces Newly Signed Bryant Jennings To Challenge Wladimir Klitschko April 25

New York, NY (January 20, 2014) – Roc Nation Sports has reached an agreement for newly signed boxer Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KO’s) to face Heavyweight World Champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KO’s) on April 25 at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City in a fight that will air live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing. Jennings will challenge Klitschko for his International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association, World Boxing Organization and International Boxing Organization titles. Continue reading

Klitschko – Jennings in New York City

IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO and “The Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion, Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles on April 25th against US fighter Bryant Jennings. The fight will take place at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City. Seven years after his first unification fight Wladimir Klitschko finally fights in the US again.

The 30 year old Bryant “By-By” Jennings from Philadelphia is 6ft 3in, and has an almost 3 inch longer reach than Wladimir Klitschko. Jennings has an outstanding record: 19 wins, 10 by KO and no defeats. In his last two fights he won against the undefeated Mike Perez and Artur Szpilka. Jennings is a former US heavyweight champion and ranked very high in all world boxing organizations. Continue reading

Deontay Wilder likes his chances against Wladimir Klitschko

(Photo credit: Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions) Newly crowned WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) is only one day removed from his victory over WBC champ Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs) and already Wilder is targeting IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko for a unification match that Wilder is hoping will take place later this year after Wladimir gets through with his title defense against his IBF mandatory challenger Bryant Jennings on April 25th.

Deontay, 29, points to his youth, speed, and inside fighting skills as assets that could lead him to victory over the 38-year-old 6’6” Wladimir if the fight goes down this year. Continue reading