Before becoming a dominant force at the Queensberry rules, heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko tormented smaller opponents under a whole different set of rules. Here’s a video of the Ukrainian giant from his kickboxing days in which he amassed a record of 34-1 with 22 knockouts and six titles. As is usual practice with a Klitschko, Vitali uses his size and reach advantage to devastating affect, but surprisingly for Klitschko standards he just can’t put his man away.
Haye tweeted, ‘Vitali has just finally agreed to fight me in a live RTL interview! He told me I will be his next fight! Let's Get Ready To Rumble!’
WBA, WBO, IBF and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and challenger Jean-Marc Mormeck’s weigh-in went without incident yesterday afternoon at Karstadt Sports in Dusseldorf.
Earlier this week the WBC declared that they would be banning Brit heavyweight Dereck Chisora indefinitely and scraping him from their rankings following his behaviour in Munich a fortnight ago.
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has announced that he will run for mayor of the Ukranian capital Kiev later this year, stoking rumours that his retirement from boxing is also imminent.
Klitschko, who heads the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) party in his native Ukraine, confirmed that he will be throwing his name in the hat for the top job in the elections expected to take place in autumn.
British heavyweight Dereck Chisora will in fact get a WBC hearing despite already being handed an indefinite ban by the organising body for his behaviour during his world title challenge against Vitali Klitschko.
The World Boxing Council has banned Dereck Chisora ‘indefinitely’ and demanded he undergo ‘anger management’ therapy after his conduct in Germany a fortnight ago during his heavyweight title challenge.
Previously unseen footage of Dereck Chisora and David Haye’s tussle in Munich has hit the net. The video captured by Russian journalist shows things from Haye’s point of view as it picks up with him mid-brawl and follows him as he congratulates Vitali Klitschko for the win and then claims the altercation is Chisora’s fourth loss before exiting the room.
The German Boxing Federation (Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer) has fined British heavyweight Dereck Chisora $100,000 (£63,286) for his antics during his WBC title challenge against Vitali Klitschko last weekend.