Klitschko wins again but a unification bout may be more distant

 April 27, 2014   John Welsh

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Wladimir Klitschko duly retained his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO World Heavyweight titles by recording a fifth round knock-out in defeating Australian challenger Alex Leapai. Yet the fact that his brother Vitali has relinquished the WBC version of boxing’s most cherished prize still poses questions as to whether the Ukrainian champion can unify the division. […]

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Vitali Klitschko retirement may prove beneficial for heavyweight boxing

 December 20, 2013   John Welsh

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The recent announcement by Vitali Klitschko that he is retiring from professional boxing to concentrate on a political career is perhaps no surprise given the recent statements by the Ukrainian on the very subject. He will leave the sport having suffered only two defeats in 47 fights but his departure may finally offer the opportunity […]

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Klitschko domination now threatened by Deontay Wilder

 November 22, 2013   John Welsh

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When David Haye recently announced his probable retirement from boxing following an extensive shoulder operation, it seemingly exposed a dearth of suitable challengers to the Klitschko brothers in the heavyweight division. Fellow Briton and potential contender Tyson Fury is now seeking a new opponent after his planned bout with Haye was cancelled. After becoming dominant […]

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