April 24, 2015 |
SINCE HE won a share of the world heavyweight championship in 2006, Wladimir Klitschko has successfully defended his title 17 times. His 9-year reign as heavyweight champion is second only to that of the legendary Joe Louis, who once held the title for 11 years, 8 months and 8 days. Unlike Louis, however, Klitschko has not done a lot of his title-defending in the United States. In fact, Klitschko has fought only twice in America since beating Chris Byrd for the International Boxing Federation title on April 22, 2006, in Germany.
March 9, 2003 |
Corrie Sanders knocked out Wladimir Klitschko 27 seconds into the second round in Hannover, Germany, yesterday to take the World Boxing Organization heavyweight title in a major upset. Sanders (39-2) decked the 6-foot-7, 240-pound Klitschko (40-2) with a short, hard left with 33 seconds left in the first round, then sent him to the canvas three more times. Skiing History was made in the men's World Cup slalom race in Shigakogen, Japan. Unfortunately for American Bode Miller, he had nothing to do with it. Finland's Kalle Palander and Austria's Rainer Schoenfelder finished in a dead heat to share first place in the event, marking the first time a men's World Cup slalom race had ended in a tie. Meanwhile, Miller crashed out on his first run, seriously damaging his bid to capture the overall World Cup title.
May 6, 2004 |
An attorney for heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko has asked for a federal investigation of his loss last month to Lamon Brewster. Judd Burstein sent the U.S. Attorney's office in Las Vegas a letter asking for the probe, citing what he said were mysterious circumstances surrounding the fight. Burstein claimed that Klitschko's blood and urine samples taken after the fight were missing, and said it was suspicious that the odds favoring Klitschko dropped dramatically before the fight.
September 11, 2010 |
Since Lennox Lewis retired in 2003, the heavyweight championship of the world - most of the more recognized crowns anyway - seemingly have been held in the iron grip of two large, dominating Ukrainian brothers with high knockout percentages and, for whatever reason, limited appeal on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. So, what would it take to break that Eastern European stranglehold on what for so long was recognized as the most prestigious individual title in sports? For starters, a competitive bout - there haven't been too many of those of late - against someone as capable of putting a hurtin' on a Klitschko as they are of dishing them out. Such a matchup might be in the offing tonight, when IBF/WBO heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko (54-3, 48 KOs)
January 22, 2015 |
BRYANT JENNINGS walked toward his ringside seat at 2300 Arena last night, not an easy trek when so many people want to say hello and congratulate you. He eventually found his way to his seat and sat down, relieved. He held on closely to two cellphones, either could vibrate any moment. Especially given yesterday's news. The rumored matchup between the man who goes by "By-By" and heavyweight titan Wladimir Klitschko became a reality early yesterday morning. Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles against Jennings on April 25 at Madison Square Garden.
April 28, 2015
NEW YORK - Going off his postfight demeanor, one might have thought that North Philadelphia heavyweight Bryant "By-By" Jennings had actually defeated long-time champion Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night in Madison Square Garden. That is not what happened. Jennings got the short end of a lopsided unanimous decision as the Ukrainian called "Dr. Steelhammer" retained his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO and "The Ring" championship belts. Still, Jennings did not display the dour feelings of a guy who had missed out on five title belts.
April 22, 2015 |
BRYANT "BY-BY" Jennings did not wait for the question to be completed before he hastily interceded. "When I win," the North Philadelphia heavyweight said when a teleconference question concerning his fight Saturday against heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko contained the qualifier, "if. " Jennings, 30, knows he is a heavy underdog against Klitschko, the 39-year-old Ukrainian who has held at least one piece of the world heavyweight championship...
January 12, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Ricky Gervais; Wladimir Klitschko. The Colbert Report (11:31 p.m., COM) - Mike Allen. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Sen. John McCain; Johnny Winter performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Gerard Butler; Betty White; Ledisi performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Meryl Streep.
July 3, 2011 |
HAMBURG, Germany - Wladimir Klitschko won a lopsided unanimous decision over David Haye, adding the WBA title to his heavyweight haul in a fight Saturday that did not live up to its hype. Klitschko dominated almost from the opening bell against a fighter who took few chances, winning for the 14th straight time and improving to 17-2 in title fights. The victory in a rain-soaked football stadium in Hamburg means Klitschko and his older brother, Vitali, hold all three major heavyweight titles.
January 28, 2008 |
Eddie Chambers got the fight he wanted, but not the result. Chambers, who moved from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia in 2001 so he could train and position himself for a major fight, lost a unanimous decision against Alexander Povetkin in an IBF heavyweight title elimination fight on Saturday. Chambers, who fought at the Blue Horizon 17 times while preparing for bigger and better opponents, hoped to use a victory over Povetkin as a springboard to the IBF championship. Instead, it's Povetkin (15-0, 11 knockouts)