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Old 08-13-2007, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Wladimir Klitschko out until next year.

Apparently, a lack of available opponents and HBO having already blown their budget is keeping Wladimir out until early next year. That sucks, Wladimir is in his prime right now, and HBO needs to be getting on the ball. I understand that there are a lot of great fights out there this year, but Wlad putting his stamp on the heavyweight division is just as important.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:54 PM   #2
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It is probably the fault of somebody else window.

Yes, someone else.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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Well, there's a price to pay with HBO putting on these other big fights in the fall.

Still, Mosley-Cotto, Mayweather-Hatton, Calzaghe-Kessler (if that's HBO) and Taylor-Pavlik interest me more than any fight Wlad could be in.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:59 PM   #4
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Well,at least they are sticking it to us on another PPV show.I can hold my breathWlad enters the ring against some tomato can.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:59 PM   #5
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There is no such thing as lack of opponents. Couldn't he fight Sanders or Purrity. He is the champ and a pay day, I'm sure fighters would step up. How about former champs like Valuev, that would be a spectacle.

Wlad doesn't need HBO, he'll get paid and sell out in Germany all by himself.

I hear Wlads out because of his hand and they want to see who the winner is out of Holy and Ibrag. Now that Chagaev is out, they can pounce on the winner and pick up another belt.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:01 PM   #6
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Default Re: Wladimir Klitschko out until next year.

Why can't Wlad just get released from HBO for one fight where it is either off air in the United States or on ppv . Stage the fight in Germany with German tv backing , it'll be a low key defense anyway(no one good is really available) so it shouldn't cost that much money .
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:05 PM   #7
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Default Re: Wladimir Klitschko out until next year.

Shame, I was looking forward to seeing him spark Rahman in the first round.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:06 PM   #8
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I beleive Wlad injured his hand anyway against Brewster, so let him enjoy the rest of the year off. Hopefully another Heavyweight will emerge to challenge him in the early part of the year, as he guns for number 50 (wins).
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:11 PM   #9
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doubt he will ever get the chance to spank Rahman. interest wont be there. although it would be nice to see the whole ten seconds of it. of course, since some fools think Vitaly was running from the one punch wonder maybe we will get to see him spank Rahman.
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Apparently, a lack of available opponents and HBO having already blown their budget is keeping Wladimir out until early next year. That sucks, Wladimir is in his prime right now, and HBO needs to be getting on the ball. I understand that there are a lot of great fights out there this year, but Wlad putting his stamp on the heavyweight division is just as important.
Bottom line, it's all about the dollars $$$.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:23 PM   #11
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There is no such thing as lack of opponents. Couldn't he fight Sanders or Purrity. He is the champ and a pay day, I'm sure fighters would step up. How about former champs like Valuev, that would be a spectacle.

Wlad doesn't need HBO, he'll get paid and sell out in Germany all by himself.

I hear Wlads out because of his hand and they want to see who the winner is out of Holy and Ibrag. Now that Chagaev is out, they can pounce on the winner and pick up another belt.
Wlad is under contract by HBO. Also, Wlad has said since a couple days after the fight that his hand injury isn't a very big deal. Just swollen and sore, and nothing that he hasn't dealt with after other fights.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:24 PM   #12
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I'm sure a lot of people don't care as the heavyweight division is so pathetic today. Wlad's a good fighter but it ends there. How good is Wlad? It's impossible to tell because the comp is so damn weak. Wlad lost to Purrity, Sanders and Brewster, guys who would be at the bottom of the top 10 if at all in earlier times. Are there many, if any out there that are much better than those three? Don't think so. Paying for PPV in the heavyweight division today is asking a lot. The one fight that would sell and create some excitement would be Peter and Wlad but other than that fight there is not much out there today.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:53 PM   #13
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:56 PM   #14
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Just because there are less American champs today doesn't mean the division is pathetic. Tyson was dominated by Holyfield and Lewis, Holyfield was dominated by Bowe and Lewis, Bowe was dominated by Golota, and Lewis had his hands full with Vitaly. So why is the HW division pathetic? Personally I think it's better than it's been in years. Guys like Byrd, Rahman, Toney, and Ruiz are finally out of the picture! Since the fall of communism, all the power and skill has been emerging from Eastern Europe, the same countries that dominate the the "Strongmen" competitions. Although, props to Peter!

And who started it all? ... A N D R E W G O L O T A
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:59 PM   #15
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Wlad is under contract by HBO. Also, Wlad has said since a couple days after the fight that his hand injury isn't a very big deal. Just swollen and sore, and nothing that he hasn't dealt with after other fights.
The site that is confidentail about boxing seems to imply that the hand is the reason why he's out til next year.
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