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Klitschko def. Haye; Bros. reign supreme in Heavyweight Division

Posted by LastSonOfKrypton on July 3, 2011 at 11:33 AM



In an eagerly anticipated match with alot of buildup due to trash talk, injury postponements, and general dislike for each other,  Wladimir Klitschko won a unanimous decision over David Haye last night June 2) in Hamburg, Gemany. In doing so he added the WBA title to his already impressive heavyweight resume. With the victory over the Englishman Haye, Klitschko and his older brother, Vitali, now hold all three major heavyweight titles.


Wladimir holds the IBF, (as well as minor WBO and IBO belts) to go with his new WBA belt, while  Vitali is the WBC champion.


Klitschko dominated the smaller fighter, winning for the 14th straight time and improving to 17-2 in title fights. He did however fail to knock Haye out, something he had dearly wanted to do, disgusted with the Brit's trash talking over the past few years.


'He was scared to fight me," Klitschko said. "I was expecting more of a challenge in the ring, but he was super defensive."


The fact that he didn't get the K.O. disappointed him, though he was happy to join the major titles with his brother, who he has said he will never fight.


"We're celebrating with my brother that we've collected all the belts in the heavyweight division," Klitschko said. "It wasn't as spectacular as I expected, but I was trying."

 

 All three judges gave it to Klitschko, scoring the 12-round showdown 117-109, 118-108 and 116-110.


The 35-year-old Klitschko improved to 56-3 (49 KOs), while Haye dropped to 25-2 (23 KOs).


Overall, The fight failed to live up to the hype of an enormous buildup. The fast-punching Englishman had been seen as the biggest threat to the Klitschko clan's grip on the heavyweight division, but could't muster up enough offence, and Wladimir rolled to another seemingly routine win. Not only that, but he also succeeded in adding another title to the Klitschko belt collection.


 

Categories: Boxing/MMA

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9 Comments

Reply Radatz
1:01 PM on July 3, 2011 
Didn't some Italian guy from Philly beat the Russian (Ukranian, whatever) guy years ago? Isn't there a statue of him somewhere? Oh yeah, he wasn't real.
Reply LastSonOfKrypton
3:59 PM on July 3, 2011 
No, he beat Ivan Drago...I think he's a cousin, lol.
Reply the immortal scurds
5:12 PM on July 3, 2011 
i wonder if any of the results are legit. the asian mafia is everywhere.
Reply LastSonOfKrypton
5:36 PM on July 3, 2011 
the immortal $curd$ says...
i wonder if any of the results are legit. the asian mafia is everywhere.


Are you suggesting that Apollo Creed took a dive??
Reply LastSonOfKrypton
5:37 PM on July 3, 2011 
Don't be dissing boxing, Scurdsy, or I'll send Klubber Lang after you.
Reply the immortal scurds
5:57 PM on July 3, 2011 
i like boxing, but it is shadowy.
Reply Mac D
9:20 PM on July 3, 2011 
Wanted to see it and wanted Klitschko to win but after reading this and other stories it wasn't all that exciting.

Definitely one of the best brother combinations in sports
Reply Radatz
10:00 PM on July 3, 2011 
Too bad there's no tag team boxing. Hey... did I just save the sport from the UFC threat?? You guys are witnesses!
Reply LastSonOfKrypton
12:51 PM on July 4, 2011 
@ Scurds - Indeed, it is a shady sport. Probably helped kill it as much as UFC has...

@ Mac - Yep, pretty boring fight for all the buildup. Seems to be the way most boxing matches work out these days, unfortunately. I was hoping Haye could take Klitschko out, if only cause I usually cheer for the underdog... But the result is not surprising. Crazy to see 2 brothers be this successful, especially in such a singular sport.

@ Rad - NICE!! I think you are on to something there...