Vitali Klitschko Boxing News

Removing the False Veil of Greatness, Part 1 – Vitali Klitschko

By Anthony Mason: Much has been made of the Klitschkos’ long title reigns. What many fail to do is put these so-called title defenses in context. The reigns of both Klitschkos will be analyzed and only when this is done can the legitimacy of their defenses be evaluated. Only after comparing the Klitschkos’ competition against […]

Why the Klitschkos cannot be considered historically great

By Anthony Mason: I find it very confusing when people compare the Klitschkos to the all-time great heavyweights. The Klitschkos are definitely good boxers, but they have not done anything to stand out and be considered in the league of a Dempsey, Wills, or Tunney, let alone a Joe Louis or Muhammad Ali. No amount […]

Did Vitali Klitschko retire to Duck David Haye?

By Rob Blakeman: “Vitali Klitschko is leaving boxing to concentrate on Ukrainian politics and his role as an opposition leader. Klitschko vacated his WBC world heavyweight title on Monday and said he doesn’t expect to fight again as he pursues a presidential bid in his home country.” This was the recent report in the associated […]

Chisora expects Vitali Klitschko to return to boxing if he’s not elected President of Ukraine

By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Dereck Chisora sees former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko making a comeback if he’s not elected the President of Ukraine in the 2015 Presidential election. If Vitali chooses to make a comeback in 2015, he’d be 44-years-old and he’ll have been out of boxing since 2012 when he last fought […]

McCrory thinks Wladimir will be vulnerable now that Vitali has retired

By Scott Gilfoid: Glenn McCrory of Sky Sports thinks that without his brother Vitali Klitschko as someone that he can lean on as the other heavyweight champion in the division, IBF/IBO/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will be vulnerable. McCrory isn’t sure whether Wladimir can even finish 2014 as a champion. Not surprisingly, McCrory thinks that […]

The End of an Era: My Appraisal of Dr. Ironfist

By Jay McIntyre: The Abdication On Monday December 16th, Vitali Klitschko vacated his title as the WBC heavyweight champion of the world and has made vocal his desire to run in the Ukrainian presidential election of 2015. While he doesn’t intend to return to the sport which made him so famous, the World Boxing Council […]

Vitali Klitschko retiring is good for boxing

By Al Hmiel: With WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko finally retiring after holding boxing hostage for 15 months of unfair inactivity making qualified and underpaid contenders wait, the heavyweight WBC belt will open for the taking. Finally it looks like Wladimir Klitschko will have the opportunity now to hold all the Heavyweight championship belts – […]

Wladimir wants WBC strap vacated by Vitali

By Scott Gilfoid: Now that Vitali Klitschko has finally vacated his WBC title after having chosen to not defend it for eons, IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO’s) is now targeting that belt to try and add that to his collection. Wladimir is hoping to get a chance to fight the eventual winner […]

Examining the heavyweight scene in a post Klitschko era

By Jamie Fairclough: Love them or hate them the Klitschko brothers have dominated the heavyweight scene for a long time now conquering all challengers (even if some were unworthy of a title shot). The Ukrainian brothers have shown the boxing world you can be successful and feared but still behave like gentlemen. They never engage […]

WBC heavyweight title now vacant

The Board Meeting of the WBC and its president Jose Sulaiman have decided to appoint Vitali Klitschko, one of the WBC’s greatest and most successful Heavyweight Champions, as Champion Emeritus. The WBC show his full support of Vitali Klitschko in his political activities in his home country Ukraine and understand that he is unable to […]

Vitali Klitschko given new status by WBC

The WBC is proud and honored to confirm the status of Vitali Klitschko as WBC Heavyweight World Champion Emeritus. Undoubtedly, Vitali has earned that distinction through his actions inside and outside the ring. Vitali Klitschko is fighting the fight of his life, this time outside the ring. Vitali is showing to the world what is […]

WBC makes Vitali Klitschko Emeritus champion

By Scott Gilfoid: The World Boxing Council finally did the right thing and elevated the inactive WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KO’s) to the WBC Emeritus champion, which means the WBC heavyweight title is now vacant and available for 2 of the top 3 contenders to fight for it in the near future. […]

Sulaiman talks Mayweather, Vitali and Sergio Martinez

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS December 3, 2013 – Mexico City. From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán: The following is one of the weekly “Hook to the Liver” columns that have been published in El Universal every Sunday for the last five years and written by WBC President Jose Sulaiman. This column was […]

Vitali Klitschko given another extension to decide when or if he’ll fight again

By Allan Fox: The World Boxing Council has given WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KO’s) another extension to decide on when he’ll be fighting again or if he’ll be fighting again. Vitali needs until December 15th to make a decision and the WBC has granted him permission for the second extension. The WBC […]

Vitali Klitschko with one week to make decision on WBC title

By Jim Dower: WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitscko (45-2, 41 KO’s) is down to his final week before he must let the World Boxing Council know what he plans on doing with his career in terms of defending or vacating his WBC heavyweight belt. At the recent WBC convention in Thailand, the 42-year-old Vitali asked […]

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