Wladimir Klitschko to fight again in December against Mormeck or Tua
By Eric Thomas: IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s) plans on making a quick return to the ring in December against either 38-year-old former cruiserweight champion Jean Marc Mormeck or 37-year-old David Tua, according to news from Bild. Klitschko, 34, easily dispatched Samuel Peter in a one-sided 10th round TKO last Saturday night in Frankfurt, Germany. Wladimir says “I would like to fight on the 4th or 11th of December again.”
As for WBA heavyweight champion David Haye and top contender Tomasz Adamek, both of those fights are bouts that Klitschko will be looking to make in early 2011. However, the fight with Haye depends on whether the British heavyweight actually wants to mix it up with Wladimir or his brother WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko. Thus far, Haye hasn’t been eager to fight either of the Klitschko brothers. He may be even less interested in fighting Wladimir after seeing how easily he beat Peter last Saturday.
Wladimir was rarely hit in that fight, which would help explain why he wants to get back in the ring so quickly. Another reason why is because he likes to fight and enjoys entertaining the huge German crowds that come to see his fights in Germany. There were over 45,000 fans that came out for his rematch against Peter on Saturday.
Mormeck would seem like a strange option for Wladimir, because he’s only had two fights at heavyweight and is coming off of a gift 10 round decision over Fres Oquendo in May, a fight that took place in Mormeck’s home country of France. Many people felt that Mormeck lost this fight. In 2007, Mormeck was stopped in the 7th round by Haye while fighting as a cruiserweight. Mormeck was able to knock Haye down in that fight before getting stopped in the 7th. It might be interesting to see how easly – or not so easily – Wladimir handles Mormeck. However, given Mormeck’s limited 5’11” height, it’s doubtful he would be able to do much against the 6’6″ Klitschko.
Tua, 37, is coming off of an unimpressive 12 round draw against journeyman Monte Barrett in July. Tua was knocked down and badly hurt in the 12th round of that fight. Wladimir has already destroyed Barrett years ago. If Tua is struggling to beat guys like Barrett, it’s not likely he’ll be able to do anything at all against the much taller Klitschko. Tua stands 5’10”, and would be giving away an enormous amount of height and reach to Wladimir. This fight would have mismatch written all over it.