After 18 successful title defenses Wladimir surprisingly lost number 19 against mandatory challenger Tyson Fury. It is the 4th loss in his 68th professional career fight. Over 12 rounds the Britain earned his place as the new IBF/IBO World Heavyweight Champion and WBA/WBO Superchampion. Wladimir was never able to find the right strategy to harm the agile Fury.… Read Article
Tyson Fury shook up the boxing world when he scored a big upset victory over long reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko. It may not have been as shocking as when Buster Douglas defeated Mike Tyson or when Hasim Rahman knocked out Lennox Lewis, and it also paled in comparison to Muhammad Ali’s underdog victories against then seemingly unstoppable forces which were Sonny Liston and Big George Foreman. Nonetheless, Tyson Fury has carved out a very special … Read Article
Most boxing prognosticators picked the veteran and well-tested Wladimir Klitschko to topple the slightly taller Tyson Fury in today’s match in Germany, where the Irish-English-Gypsy man upset Klitschko for the unified heavyweight champion title of the world.
Perhaps we should have trusted our instincts.… Read Article
Despite the carnival/entertainer atmosphere that Tyson Fury effectively promotes, it doesn’t always help the lad who strays from the truth.
“Klitschko has never fought anyone like me.”
Pretty bold words. … Read Article
Klitschko v Fury Nearly Called Off!… Read Article
Former super-middleweight world champion and ‘Sky Boxing’ analyst, Carl Froch, believes Tyson Fury’s best chance of beating Wladimir Klitschko tonight in Dusseldorf is to get close and really try to ‘put it on’ the dominant champion.
Froch – in Germany to cover the fight for the British broadcasting giant – has poured cold water on the notion that Fury should try to get on his bike and box at range, claiming the impeccable distance and … Read Article
The faces change but the Klitschko name stays the same in the heavyweight division. Wladimir defends his heavyweight titles against an unbeaten contender in Tyson Fury. Many outside the U.K. assume it will be another day at the office for Wlad. Can Tyson Fury do what hasn’t been done in quite some time? At the very least it will be fun to watch these two giants square off. … Read Article
Much has been made of Tyson Fury since it was announced that he would realise his dream of challenging Wladimir Klitschko for the right to call himself undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. … Read Article
On Saturday, November 28, WBA WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitschko (64-0-3, 53 KOs) faces challenger Tyson Fury (24-0-0, 18 knockouts) in the ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, for the heavyweight championship title. For veteran and betting favorite Wladimir Klitschko, the 6’6”, .245 lb. thirty-nine year old Ukrainian born in Kazakhstan (currently married to American actress Hayden Panettiere), a win in this bout means his twenty-fourth successful title defense (including his … Read Article
WBA/WBO/IBF heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, has weighed in [245.3 lbs] ahead of tomorrow night’s title defence against British challenger, Tyson Fury [246.4 lbs], insisting that not only is he in fantastic physical shape as always, mentally is where his real strength continues to lie.
The dominant Ukrainian is facing questions from some quarters as to how long he can continue at the very top level, especially now that he is pushing 40 years old and … Read Article