Even the biggest and the strongest can find themselves battling the coronavirus. News has come out of Kyiv informing us how 49 year old former heavyweight king Vitali Klitschko has tested positive for Covid-19. Kyiv Post reported the news just minutes ago.… read full article “Vitali Klitschko Tests Positive For Coronavirus”
Ten years ago today, fight fans very possibly witnessed the most savage and prolonged beating in any world heavyweight title fight that did not end in a knockout. It was October 16, 2010, when WBC heavyweight king Vitali Klitschko, making the fifth defence of the crown, pounded a ludicrously game Shannon Briggs for 12 hopelessly one-sided rounds.… read full article “Ten Years Ago: When Vitali Klitschko Dished Out A Horrendous Beating To Shannon Briggs”
12 years ago today, a heavyweight comeback that most doubted would never actually happen did happen in Berlin, Germany. WBC heavyweight ‘champion emeritus’ Vitali Klitschko, who had retired in 2005 due to serious knee injuries, came back after almost four full years out of the ring to hammer current WBC heavyweight champ Samuel Peter in a brilliant performance.… read full article “When Vitali Klitschko Hammered Sam Peter In A Brilliant Comeback He Hoped Would Lead To A Lennox Lewis Rematch”
Former heavyweight king Vitali Klitschko boxed just one pro fight in the UK, yet it proved to be a short but explosive affair when it happened. Very much an unknown, emerging fighter at the time – to the point that his opponent and his team knew very little about him – Vitali came to London in June of 1999 in search of the WBO heavyweight belt.… read full article “Vitali Klitschko Vs. Herbie Hide – Klitschko’s One And Only Fight In The UK”
…but the German fans scream for Haye
Ten long years ago today, I found myself at The Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany to watch WBC heavyweight king Vitali Klitschko win comfortably against a very game Albert Sosnowski.… read full article “Ten Years Ago Today: Vitali Klitschko Beats Albert Sosnowski”
he following is a list of fights that could so easily have happened; indeed should have happened. Yet for whatever reason or reasons, they did not materialize.
How interesting would these massive fights have been?
Lennox Lewis-Vitali Klitschko II.… read full article “Rematches That Never Happened, but should have happened”
Former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko lost just two fights in his entire pro career, both of them due to injury. Klitschko, he of the “Iron Fist” and the steel chin, was famously stopped on cuts in his thrilling war with Lennox Lewis, and the elder of the two Klitschko brothers remained on his stool after nine rounds with a bad shoulder in his fight with Chris Byrd.… read full article “20 Years Ago Today – When Vitali Klitschko “Quit” Against Chris Byrd”
It’s still too soon to know for sure whether or not Tyson Fury will be able to fight as soon as February 22nd, the date of his scheduled and hugely anticipated return fight with Deontay Wilder.… read full article “How Do Tyson Fury’s Nasty Cuts Rate On The ‘Klitschko-ometer?’”
One of the sturdiest chins in modern day heavyweight history, against one of the hardest-hitting pair of fists in modern day heavyweight history: Vitali Klitschko, the former two-time WBC heavyweight king, versus Deontay Wilder, the current holder of the coveted green belt.… read full article “Vitali Klitschko Vs. Wilder: The Only Man To Have Fought Both Champions Says There Would Have Been A Clear Winner”
Though he hung up his gloves and retired in 2012, the fire still burned inside Vitali Klitschko; in fact it probably still does. The elder of the two Klitschko brothers (and in the opinion of many the best – certainly the toughest) was in Wladimir’s corner that thrilling April night in 2017 when Anthony Joshua overcame the toughest, most perilous moments of his entire career to come back and violently halt Wladimir in the eleventh-round.… read full article “Vitali Klitschko: There Was A Desire To Tear Off Anthony Joshua’s Head”