WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is set to fight unbeaten German Manuel Charr on September 1 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine in what could be the final fight of his illustrious career.
The future Hall of Famer is expected to retire after the September 1 contest to pursue a political career in the Ukraine, with parliamentary elections scheduled for October 28.
Former foes and future Hall of Famers ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley and Ronald ‘Winky’ Wright announced their retirement this weekend, bowing out of the sport they once dominated after defeats to the next generation of stars.
The age-old question of who wins out – experience or youth – was only half answered Saturday night on a compelling night of fights on the Four Warned quadrupleheader at the Home Depot Center.
All eight protagonists on Saturday night’s massive ‘Four Warned’ quadrupleheader made weight yesterday ahead of their respective showdowns at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
IBO cruiserweight champion and fight commentator Antonio Tarver weighed in at 198lbs while his unbeaten challenger came in a touch heavier and whole lot more ripped at 199lbs.
All eight fighters participating in Saturday’s ‘Four Warned’ bill participated in a final press conference on Thursday, just two days before the highly anticipated June 2 quadrupleheader.
Boxing pundit and current IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver came face to face with unbeaten prospect Lateef Kayode in what was a rapturous press conference on Monday to announce their June 2 showdown.
Naturally Hopkins was more outspoken on the topic, challenging Dawson to knock him out and discrediting Winky Wright’s role in his opponent’s camp, having previously lost to B-Hop.
‘Bad’ Chad went through his paces at the Fortune Gym in Hollywood revealing he left Emmanuel Steward to join up with his old trainer John Scully in order to be his ‘old self’ for the fight.