Klitschko-Brock: Is The "Boxing Banker" In For A Brutal Beating?

11.11.06 - By Tim Neilson: Wladimir Klitschko (46-3, 41 KOs) returns to the ring tonight to defend his IBF heavyweight title against former Olympian Calvin Brock (29-0, 22 KOs) at the Madison Square Garden in New York. The fight is a contrast of stylish boxing over raw punching power, with Wladimir having the clear advantage in the power department. Though, Brock can punch plenty hard, too, judging from his 22 knockouts on his record. However, the real power lies with Wladimir, who will likely be unloading on Brock with everything he's got early on.. Based on size and strength, this should be easy fight for Wladimir.

However, given his previous problems with punching himself out, it's difficult to pick a clear cut winner in this bout. We know that Wladimir has fought the much better opposition between the two, but he's also looked horrible, in losing to Lamon Brewster, Ross Puritty, and Corrie Sanders. None of the fighters were in Wladimir's league in terms of speed or overall skills, yet they still were able to knock him out.

Article posted on 12.11.2006

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