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) In previewing this Saturday’s big fight in Las Vegas, please mention World Heavyweight Champion WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO (59-3, 51 KOs), of Ukraine, in his 2013 debut, will be making title defense No. 14 in his current seven-year reign as heavyweight kingpin, against undefeated Top-10 contender and cancer survivor Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KOs), of Italy. “Dr. Steelhammer” will also be going for his landmark 60th professional victory.
The fight will take place this … 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
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, May 4, in the world title fights between Wladimir Klitschko and Francesco Pianeta to be held at the SAP-Arena in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany in a K2 Promotions presentation.
The WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KOs) will defend for the 10th time his WBO belt against the … 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
WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO World Heavyweight and “The Ring” Champion Wladimir Klitschko and his contender Francesco Pianeta will start with a press conference in the fight week on April 29.
For the second time, the press conference can be seen via “Hangout On Air” on the Google+ page of the Klitschko Brothers. The press conference will start at 2 p.m. CET. To watch it just click on www.google.com/+klitschko
Following the press conference is a fan hangout, for which … Read Article
IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO and the “Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko will face off with Francesco Pianeta on May 4 at the SAP Mannheim, Germany. The fight will be shown live and exclusively on RTL in Germany, EPIX will broadcast in the U.S.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