IBO/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KOs) toyed with his former sparring partner Francesco Pianeta (28-1-1, 15 KOs) in knocking him down three times in stopping him in the 6th round on Saturday night at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany. The end of the fight came from a left-right-left combination from Wladimir that sent the 6’5″ Pianeta down on the canvas on all fours. Although Pianeta got back to his feet, the referee … Read Article
(Photo credit: K-MG) IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO and “The Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko and Italian contender Francesco Pianeta stepped on the scales today.
Wladimir Klitschko: 113 kilograms
Francesco Pianeta: 109 kilograms
A video and pictures of the Weigh-in are available on the Klitschko facebook and Google+ page.
In the co-feature of the event Mike Perez (Ireland, 18-0-0, 12 KOs) will be fighting in a 10 round bout against Travis Walker (USA, 39-9-1, … Read Article
When Wladimir Klitschko defends four heavyweight world titles against Francesco Pianeta on Saturday May 4 at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany, two undefeated World Boxing Federation World Champions will clash in a very interesting match-up on the undercard.… Read Article
When you ask you will receive. In this case, IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KO’s) asked the World Boxing Association for permission to fight his former sparring partner Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KO’s) and was given permission to take the fight instead of a fight with WBA champion Alexander Povetkin.
It’s unclear whether Wladimir is doing this as a favor to Pianeta or if he just what it was like to spar him … Read Article
(Photo: Klitschko Management Group GmbH) Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 51 KOs) and Francesco Pianeta (28-0, 15 KOs) participated today in the fight week press conference at the SAP arena in Mannheim to talk about their fight on May 4. IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO and “The Ring Magazine” Heavyweight Champion Klitschko and his undefeated Italian contender Pianeta will face off next Saturday at the SAP arena Mannheim, Germany.
Wladimir Klitschko: “I know that Francesco Pianeta will have … Read Article
IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO and the “Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir held a media day in his training in Austria yesterday and spoke about his upcoming title defense against unbeaten Francesco Pianeta.
“Francesco has already won the toughest fight of his life: He beat cancer. I will definitely not underestimate him.
“I will do everything to defend the titles that I have collected in the years.
“Although I just turned 37, I feel better … Read Article
Fan Hangout with Wladimir Klitschko from training camp
Less than three more weeks to go for IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO and the “Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko until his title defense against unbeaten Francesco Pianeta. How is his training works going, what does he expect from his opponent? He will talk about this tonight at 7 pm (CET) in a hangout on www.google.com/+klitschko with Google Germany spokesman Stefan Keuchel. Before fans have the … Read Article
IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KO’s) has decided to squeeze in what should be an easy stay busy fight against unbeaten challenger Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KO’s) on May 4th at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany.
This is a tune-up of sorts for the 37-year-old Wladimir to get ready for his fight against WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin for who Wladimir must face by the end of August according to the World Boxing … Read Article
NEW YORK, NY (March 19, 2013) — Live world championship boxing continues its EPIX run in April and May with two more exciting events featuring the kings of the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.
Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) light heavyweight champion NATHAN CLEVERLY defends his title against No. 1 contender ROBIN KRASNIQI on Saturday, April 20, at London’s Wembley Arena. The following month, World Heavyweight Champion WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO, making his fourth consecutive appearance on … Read Article
IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO and „The Ring Magazine“ World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles against Francesco Pianeta at the SAP arena Mannheim, Germany on May 4.
Francesco Pianeta was born in Cosenza (Italy) and moved with his parents to Gelsenkirchen, Germany at the age of 6. He is 28 years old, undefeated and 6´3”. Southpaw Pianeta was WBC Junior World Champion and EBU Champion. In his eight-year-career he beat former WBC Heavyweight Champion Oliver McCall … Read Article