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Old 08-10-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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I never knew he did to be honest. I'd like to read something on it, if you have it
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:43 PM   #3
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probably cause he was too chicken to fight such an elite opponent
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:58 PM   #4
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hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha He probally didnt wanna kill the guy and get no more fights
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:04 PM   #5
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Injuries. It was incredibly frustrating at the time.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:09 PM   #6
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Default Re: why did vitali klitschko pull out of the rahman fight 4 times?

I'd imagine it had something to do with all the injuries he's had.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:12 PM   #7
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:15 PM   #8
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Yea...Injuries. 4 times is pretty disgraceful though. Rahman was a decent threat back then.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:19 PM   #9
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probably cause he was too chicken to fight such an elite opponent
such an elite opponent got whipped twice by an old man Maskaev. How can anyone even think vitali was scared to fight that bum.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:37 PM   #10
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probably cause he was too chicken to fight such an elite opponent
When Rahman will retire for good...he'll be remembered for 3 things.

This.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABZu5v2JPuE[/ame]




and especially this...
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJK3XC1yZCg[/ame]



and of course...
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjxJ2LH1M-4[/ame]
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:18 PM   #11
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such an elite opponent got whipped twice by an old man Maskaev. How can anyone even think vitali was scared to fight that bum.
vitali was scared to fight maskaev too.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:23 PM   #12
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I remember when all of this was going on and people were claiming Vitali was afraid of Rahman. One of the most ridiculous campaigns in ESBs history if you ask me.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:26 PM   #13
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Default Re: why did vitali klitschko pull out of the rahman fight 4 times?

He underwent two surgeries in LA hospitals during the preparation period. I believe one on his knee and once he had a herniated disc in his back.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:31 PM   #14
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Default Re: why did vitali klitschko pull out of the rahman fight 4 times?

It was during one of those short stretches where Rahman was looking pretty good, and combine that with Vitali claiming injuries, he didn't want a piece of the Rock.

Of course in hindsight, the idea of Vitali avoiding Rahman seems ridiculous... but backing out of a fight 4 times is almost Povetkin-like!
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:00 PM   #15
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Default Re: why did vitali klitschko pull out of the rahman fight 4 times?

He was scared shitless of Rahman. After faking a couple of injuries he asked WBC if he was allowed to fight Brock and then Rahman. He got a no, hours later he was injured again and then retired.
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