Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wladimir Klitschko Tribute Video

This is a great new tribute video for Wladimir Klitschko the WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight champion of the world. I think this is one of the best videos put together for Wladimir Klitschko that I have seen. Enjoy!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Klitschko Chambers Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for the IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight championship that will be held March 20th at the ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf, Germany between current champ Wladimir "Steelhammer" Klitschko and top American prospect "Fast" Eddie Chambers who is coming off solid wins over former WBC champion Samuel Peter and former WBO mandatory Alexander Dimitrenko.

Seatwave, which has been in business online for years and is reputable for its online ticket sales, is offering the best deal and selection on tickets that I have found so far. They have different sites for Germany, Spain, Italy, and United Kingdom. You can get your tickets directly by clicking on your country of preference below.

Klitschko Chambers UK direct link

Klitschko Chambers DE direct link

Klitschko Chambers ES direct link

Klitschko Chambers IT direct link

These links will take you directly to the page to buy tickets for Klitschko/Chambers in each respective country, and will give you the venue map etc and detailed information.

Klitschko Chambers Press Conference

Yesterday was the 1st press conference at the ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf, Germany (where the fight will be as well) for the upcoming IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight championship title fight between current champion Wladimir "Steelhammer" Klitschko and top ranked American heavyweight contender "Fast" Eddie Chambers.

This will be the 2nd fight for Wladimir in a soccer stadium. The ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf, which is the home field of the Fortuna Düsseldorf, will have a capacity of 51,000 seats. Wladimir's last fight with Ruslan Chagaev in June 2009 was at Schalke Arena with 61,000 spectators....

Klitschko Quotes

“This is a great arena and the idea of more than 50.000 spectator gives me additional motivation. After a break of 7 months I am really looking forward to stepping back into the ring. Chambers is a very strong and quick opponent; therefore he is the number 1 in the WBO ranking. But for me, there is no doubt that I will win the fight and keep my belts.”

Chambers Quotes

“Sure, Klitschko is the favorite. But I will surprise him and shock the boxing world when I take his titles to the US on March 20.”

Valuev Turns Down Vitali Klitschko's Offer

It's been recently reported that former WBA heavyweight champion (who is coming off a loss to David Haye) has turned down $1 million to fight current WBC Vitali Klitschko in a voluntary defense.

It's my opinion that this is a fair amount of money considering Vitali Klitschko is taking all the risk and doesn't have much to gain other than making a fairly intriguing (for the size factor alone) match for the fans, and making some extra money before he retires. I think Valuev shoud take the offer although I imagine there may be just some negotiation strategy involved here and that be more to do with it than Valuev not wanting to fight. I believe that since Valuev isn't champion Don King shouldn't worry about losing leverage since he has nothing to lose and everything to gain if he takes this offer with Valuev. Here's what the fighters had to say...

Vitali Klitschko Quotes

“I’m an acting world champion, while Valuev isn’t even a contender. I have the right to make a voluntary defense and I decided myself on whom to present a chance to fight for the champion’s belt. I decided to give this chance to Nikolay. I called back to Valuev and made him an offer. I offered him the fee for the fight. It’s money that correlates with his size. He took the time to think it over. I called him again several days later. He recommended that I continue the negotiations with Don King."

Valuev Quotes

“He offered me the same amount as he did to his last opponent Kevin Johnson. A million? Yes, Vitali offered me that amount. But for me that sum is unacceptable.”

Haye vs Ruiz Is Official

It's official. The newly crowned WBA champion David "Hayemaker" Haye will have his 1st title defense against former champion and ring veteran John "The Quietman" Ruiz on April 3rd at the The MEN Arena in Manchester, UK.

David Haye has pulled out of 2 fights with the Klitschko's. The 1st fight was supposed to be with Wladimir Klitschko on June 20th, 2009, but Haye pulled out with a injury only to promise new dates to postpone. Klitschko instead fought Chagaev on the original date and won.

The 2nd time was with Wladimir's brother Vitali when negotiations were to the point where the fight was about to be signed only to be foiled by Haye signing to instead fight the WBC Nicolai Valuev.

Haye should win this fight to line up a potential fight with the Klitschko's, but I wouldn't be too surprised if Ruiz pulls off the upset.

The British channel Sky Sports is going to make this a pay-per-view event charging approx £15.00 (around $30.00) for the fight. The question is will the public be interested in seeing Haye fight Ruiz which has been in a few snore fests in the past which the public most likely will not have forgotten.

Haye Quotes

"It's been ten years since the heavyweight championship has been fought in Britain. Everyone knows I had to go to Germany to take the [WBA] title from Nikolai Valuev. Now it's time to showcase my skills again in front of the great British public. I'm delighted to have the fight at The MEN Arena. I've been there on many nights to watch Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, even Mike Tyson, and the atmosphere was always tremendous."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Klitschko vs Chambers in Düsseldorf

It's official. The IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir "Steelhammer" Klitschko (53-3, 47 KOs) and the WBO #1 and the official challenger "Fast" Eddie Chambers (35-1, 18 KOs) will meet on March 20th in Düsseldorf, Germany at the at ESPRIT arena.

Wladimir Klitschko Quotes

“I am really happy to be back in the ring. I have only good memories of Düsseldorf, my only fight there I won by TKO. This fight is going to take place in a giant stadium. The audience of over 50,000 spectators is a further motivation for me. Chambers is currently the best heavyweight boxer from the US.”

Bernd Bönte Quotes

*Managing Director of the Klitschko Management Group......

“The Esprit arena is a state-of-the-art stadium and we are looking forward to presenting another boxing event in a football stadium. Together with the officials of the arena, who are very supportive in any way, we are planning a great event with well-priced tickets and expect to have a sold out venue.”

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, January 28th at 3pm German time
. You can pre-order your Klitschko Chambers tickets directly by going to the World Ticket Shop here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Ross Purrity Predicts Klitschko Over Chambers

In a recent interview, heavyweight boxing veteran Ross Puritty gave his thoughts on who he thinks will win this March 20th between current WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir "Steelhammer" Klitschko and "Fast" Eddie Chambers.

Ross Purrity has fought both Wladimir Klitschko and Eddie Chambers and predicts that Wladimir Klitschko will defeat Chambers by utilizing his reach and jab.

It should be noted that Ross Puritty was the 1st man to defeat Wladimir when Wladimir ran out energy in the 11th round trying to show off while being in front of his home crowd for the 1st time in his professional boxing career.

Here's is a boxing show video which has Puritty gave his thoughts...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Klitschko vs Chambers Promo

This is a promo for the WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight championship fight that will be happening this March 20th at the Esprit arena in Düsseldorf, Germany between current champion Wladimir "Steelhammer" Klitschko won 53 (KO 47) + lost 3 (KO 3) + drawn 0 = 56 and American contender "Fast" Eddie Chambers won 35 (KO 18) + lost 1 (KO 0) + drawn 0 = 36 who is coming off strong wins over Sam Peter and Alexander Dimitrenko.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Klitschko Brothers 2009

It was a great year for the Klitschko brothers in 2009. With both brothers champions, they defended their titles a total of 4 times. Vitali started the year off defending his WBC belt with a great TKO victory over previous unbeaten cruiserweight turned top ranked heavyweight Juan Carlos Gomez on March 21st, while Wladimir defended his WBO, IBF, and IBO belts against the WBA champion in recess Ruslan Chagaev on June 20th by 9th round TKO.

It should be noted that Wladimir was supposed to fight former cruiserweight champion David Haye, but Haye cited a injury which took him out of the match-up. Rather than make fans wait for a undetermined amount of time(Haye and his camp kept changing the dates to postpone), Wladimir decided to go with a fight with someone, and that's how the fight with Ruslan materialized. Unfortunately, even though Ruslan was technically the "champion in recess" Wladimir did not fight for the WBA belt, and Valuev remained champion although Ruslan had beaten him already. The reason Valuev was champion is because Chagaev was injured during the maximum time allowed to defend his belts to a mandatory challenger and Valuev ended up fighting Ruiz for the belt and won leaving Chagaev "champion in recess"

Due to an injury Wladimir actually occurred before fighting June 20th and which escalated during his fight, he was unable to compete for the rest of 2009(There was a possibilty to fight at the very end of the year, but their were no open slots to show a fight of his on HBO so he and his team opted to wait till the next year). However, his brother Vitali continued the domination by defeating the #1 American heavyweight at the time Chris Arreola on September 26th and defeating him by 10th round TKO.

Vitali fought one more time by the end of the year on December 12th against the undefeated and boastful Kevin Johnson in which he easily got a 12 round decision victory. Johnson predicted to KO Klitschko and ended up cowering the entire fight and strangely enough trash talking at the same time. Who knows what his strategy was(most likely to just survive) but it certainly wasn't to win.

So, overall a great year for the Klitschko's even though it would have been nice for Wladimir to fight another time. Not entirely his fault though, he would have fought around March but was backed up by Haye's promises and ended up getting a injury after he fought Chagaev. Look for Wladimir to fight "Fast" Eddie Chambers this year. According to the fight is already scheduled for March 20th but I haven't heard an actual declaration of the fight being a go as of yet. Also, look for Vitali to make a voluntary defense potentially against the former WBA champ Nicolai Valuev and possibly another fight later in the year with David Haye after the new WBA champion fights his mandatory John Ruiz.....

Here's a good video showing a recap of the Klitschko fights in 2009(in German). Enjoy!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Wladimir Klitschko Dating Hayden Panettiere?

At the very least it appears that the WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion is friends with Hayden Panettiere (born August 21, 1989 is an actress and singer) best known from the popular tv series Heroes as the role of Beth Cooper. They have been seen recently together recently in Miami, Fl.

Stay tuned for more information.

Wladimir Klitschko Quotes

*told the BILD in regards to his approach to women...

“I am a man. And men are still hunters nowadays. I much prefer to approach women than the other way round. It is best when they reject at first. A ‘no’ is an excellent challenge. Then it starts to get fun! It is best for me if the women do not know me at all.”

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