Klitschko Injured, Fight Postponed

By Robert Ecksel on August 25, 2014
Klitschko Injured, Fight Postponed
"I am very disappointed," said Klitschko. "I am in top form and had a great training camp."

Dr. Steelhammer tore a muscle in his biceps while sparring in Austria and will need at least a month to recover…

The Sept. 6 title fight between long reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and Kubrat Pulev has been postponed.

Dr. Steelhammer tore a muscle in his biceps while sparring in Austria and will need at least a month to recover.

The 33-year-old Pulev was thought to be live competition. The Bulgarian is big. He is also undefeated at 20-0 with 11 knockouts. His KOs over former contenders Alexander Ustinov and Alexander Dimitrenko in 2012 made people stand up and notice, and they remained standing when he stopped 29-6 Joey Abel and 20-23 Ivica Perkovic in his last two fights.

The disappointment at the postponement is palpable. Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions is disappointed. Bernd Boente is disappointed. Kubrat Pulev is disappointed. Wladimir Klitschko is disappointed, as well.

“I am very disappointed the fight will not go ahead,” he said.

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  1. nicolas 01:53am, 08/27/2014

    RAMBO: Some of your facts are wrong, he did fight Lamon Brewster again. Also, while Wladimir avenged the losses of his brother to Chris Byrd, twice, Vitali did the same by beating Crorie Sanders and I believe Ross Purity. Povetkin was the man who was running away from Wladimir. First he was supposed to fight him in late 2008, and then claimed some injury. A few years later they were supposed to fight, and Povetkin backed away. I did have a problem recently with some of Klitschko’s defenses, as I felt that they were not against deserving opposition, the Italian fighter, and Wach, the Polish fighter.

  2. rambo 11:21pm, 08/26/2014

    Klitschko was afraid. Year and a half running away from a fight with Pulev, although Pulev contender №1. Klitschko was forced to fight Pulev after threatening to take away his IBF title after refusing to defend it. But now started with tricks injury had. Same trick it did with Dennis Chisora 3 days before fighting. And then he turned and refused to play with Chisora. 5 years ago made the same number and Povetkin. Injury again and then cancel the fight. Klitschko a coward. There are three losses and never once asked for a rematch of the boxers who have won.

  3. JOHN KEVIN BOURNE 12:08pm, 08/26/2014


  4. Shannon Briggs 07:50am, 08/26/2014

    Thanks champ.

  5. Darrell 07:56pm, 08/25/2014

    Obviously didn’t warm up properly…....takes a little longer the older you get.

  6. Koolz 02:12pm, 08/25/2014

    Damn I really wanted to see Wlad KO Pulev!  Well I don’t recall him ever injuring himself before.  Must have really pushed his body to tear a muscle in the bicep. 

  7. Matt McGrain 11:13am, 08/25/2014

    Gutted. Undisputed HW champ against #1 contender is always a fight I want to see.

  8. Clarence George 10:06am, 08/25/2014

    While I don’t think Pulev can beat Klitschko, he’s at least an anomaly—a genuine competitor.

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