Vitali not interested in giving Charr a rematch
By Sean McDaniel: Heavyweight title challenger Manuel Charr (21-1, 11 KO’s) is reportedly interested in trying to get a rematch against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KO’s) after losing to him by a 4th round cut stoppage last Saturday night in Moscow, Russia. Charr was hit with a left hand from Vitali in the 3rd, causing a deep cut to open above Charr’s right eye. The fight ended up getting stopped almost immediately.
This led to an angry Charr marching around the ring, shoving people and making a lot of noise. He obviously felt that the fight should have been allowed to continue until his trainer had gotten the chance to work on the cut to see if he could stop the bleeding in between rounds.
After the fight, Charr reportedly asked for a rematch to Vitali but the answer that he received back is no. There won’t be a rematch. As such, Charr is going to have to live with his 4th round stoppage loss and will have to try and work his way back to another title shot.
The good news for Charr is that his promoters will likely be able to get him another title shot in the future. It’s not going to be all that hard. It’s not as if Charr fought anyone was all that good before he faced Vitali. All of Charr’s opposition came from the 2nd and 3rd tier, and it’s going to be easy for him to beat similar fighters for the next year or two in order to get ranked high enough for another title shot.
We see Tomasz Adamek doing this as well, and it seems like a popular way for fighters to get title shots in the heavyweight division. There’s no risky fights involved for most title challengers before they get a shot at a belt. The fighters backed by good promoters simply face weak opposition for two or three years and then get pushed high enough to get a title shot. Once they get beaten, the process starts again with them fighting weak opposition for another one to four years before they get another crack at a world title.
With any luck, the WBC title could be opening up really soon if Vitali wins a political position in the October elections in Ukraine next month.