Wladimir Klitschko http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37549/all en Boxing-Klitschko to defend heavyweight title against Pianeta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/boxing-klitschko-defend-heavyweight-title-against-pianeta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, March 5 (Reuters) - Ukraine's Vladimir Klitschko will defend his four world heavyweight title belts against former sparring partner German-Italian challenger Francesco Pianeta in Mannheim on May 4, his management said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Klitschko, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA crown had used the 28-year-old Pianeta as a sparring partner last year.</p> <p>The 36-year-old Ukrainian's record stands as 59 wins and three defeats after his three successful title defences in 2012, including a November victory over Poland's Mariusz Wach.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/boxing-klitschko-defend-heavyweight-title-against-pianeta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Francesco Pianeta Sports Vladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773669 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Champion Klitschko to face cancer survivor Pianeta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/boxing-champion-klitschko-face-cancer-survivor-pianeta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his four titles against cancer survivor Francesco Pianeta on May 4 in Mannheim, Germany, Klitschko's management has announced.</p> <p>The 36-year-old Klitschko will defend his IBF, IBO, Super WBA and WBO belts against the undefeated Pianeta, 28, who has 15 knock-outs and one draw in 28 wins despite having been diagnosed with testicular cancer in early 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/boxing-champion-klitschko-face-cancer-survivor-pianeta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Francesco Pianeta Sports Wladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:32:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773739 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Champion Klitschko to face cancer survivor Pianeta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/boxing-champion-klitschko-face-cancer-survivor-pianeta-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his four belts against cancer survivor Francesco Pianeta on May 4 in Mannheim, Germany, Klitschko's management has announced.</p> <p>The 36-year-old Klitschko will defend his IBF, IBO, Super WBA and WBO belts against the undefeated Pianeta, 28, who has 15 knock-outs and one draw in 28 wins despite having been diagnosed with testicular cancer in late 2009.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/boxing-champion-klitschko-face-cancer-survivor-pianeta-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Francesco Pianeta Sports Wladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:16:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773781 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's Haye to make comeback but no Klitschko bout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/britains-haye-make-comeback-no-klitschko-bout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - David Haye will return to the ring against an unnamed opponent, rather than wait for one of the Klitschko brothers to give him a world title shot, the former heavyweight champion said on Thursday.</p> <p>Briton Haye, who lost his WBA belt in July 2011 against Ukrainian Vladimir Klitschko before beating Dereck Chisora 12 months later, said he is planning two fights in 2013.</p> <p>The first will be at the Manchester Arena on June 29.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/britains-haye-make-comeback-no-klitschko-bout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing David Haye Wladimir Klitschko Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:00:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5796402 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Khan knuckles down to training in San Francisco http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/boxing-khan-knuckles-down-training-san-francisco <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Amir Khan admits he will have to spend more time with his trainer Virgil Hunter in San Francisco after being floored on his way to a 12-round points win over Julio Diaz.</p> <p>The Briton quickly bounced up off the canvas in the fourth round but after a count there were more worrying moments before he looked on the verge of being stopped in the 11th round.</p> <p>However, the former light-welterweight world champion prevailed and won a unanimous -- but narrow -- points decision by scores of 114-113, 115-113 and 115-112 in an enthralling encounter at the Sheffield Arena on Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/boxing-khan-knuckles-down-training-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Wladimir Klitschko AFP Sun, 28 Apr 2013 04:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5826936 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Klitschko wary of another Povetkin withdrawal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/boxing-klitschko-wary-another-povetkin-withdrawal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World champion Wladimir Klitschko has admitted he has concerns whether challenger Alexander Povetkin will meet him in the ring on October 5 in Moscow after the Russian's two previous withdrawals.</p> <p>Klitschko, 37, was first due to fight Povetkin in 2008, only for the Russian to injure his ankle while training, then the 33-year-old pulled out of a second bout two years later when his father died.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/boxing-klitschko-wary-another-povetkin-withdrawal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Wladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:02:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5882284 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Klitschko sees off Povetkin to retain world titles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/boxing-klitschko-sees-povetkin-retain-world-titles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko retained his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles with a unanimous points win over Russia's Alexander Povetkin on Saturday in Moscow.</p> <p>The Ukrainian champion enjoyed an emphatic victory in his 24th world title fight having put Povetkin on the canvas five times, three times in the seventh round alone.</p> <p>This was Klitschko's 61st victory in his 64th professional bout, in front of a 14,000-strong crowd, having earned his first world title back in 2006.</p> <p>"That was a tough bit of work, he's a real fighter," said Klitschko.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/boxing-klitschko-sees-povetkin-retain-world-titles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexander Povetkin Boxers Boxing Sports Vladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Sat, 05 Oct 2013 23:32:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5952939 at http://www.globalpost.com Klitschko beats Povetkin on points to retain world titles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131005/klitschko-retains-world-titles-points-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine's Vladimir Klitschko retained his heavyweight world titles with a points victory over Russian challenger Alexander Povetkin in Moscow's Olimpiyskiy stadium on Saturday.</p> <p>The 37-year-old Klitschko, whose record improved to 61 wins and three losses, knocked Povetkin, undefeated in his 26 previous fights, down four times to earn a unanimous points victory and hold on to his WBA, IBO, IBF and WBO crowns.</p> <p>Klitschko's older brother, Vitali, holds the WBC belt.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131005/klitschko-retains-world-titles-points-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Wladimir Klitschko Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Oct 2013 23:34:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5952959 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Klitschko wants improvement after Povetkin win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131006/boxing-klitschko-wants-improvement-after-povetkin-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Undisputed world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has said he wants to improve despite retaining his titles with a unanimous points win over Russia's Alexander Povetkin.</p> <p>The Ukrainian champion enjoyed an emphatic victory on Saturday in Moscow in his 24th world title fight, putting Povetkin on the canvas four times, three of which came in the seventh round alone.</p> <p>All three judges awarded the fight 119-104 in Klitschko's favour as he retained his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against the previously unbeaten Povetkin.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131006/boxing-klitschko-wants-improvement-after-povetkin-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Wladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Sun, 06 Oct 2013 11:19:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5953163 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Champion Klitschko eyes Joe Louis heavyweight record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/boxing-champion-klitschko-eyes-joe-louis-heavyweight-record <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wladimir Klitschko says he plans to box on for another decade in his bid to break Joe Louis's record as the longest reigning world heavyweight champion.</p> <p>The 38-year-old Klitschko, who has been world champion since 2006, defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in Oberhausen, Germany, on Saturday against Australian challenger Alex Leapai.</p> <p>Leapai, 34, has a 30-4-3 career record since turning professional in 2004, while Klitschko is 61-3 with 51 knock-outs and his last defeat is now a decade ago.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/boxing-champion-klitschko-eyes-joe-louis-heavyweight-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Human Interest Sports Wladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:51:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126056 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Klitschko brushes off 'whiner, softie' jibes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/somalias-shebab-says-kenya-was-warned-severe-consequences <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko dismissed accusations of being a 'whiner' and a 'softie' from an ex-sparring partner ahead of Saturday's world title fight against Australia's Alex Leapai.</p> <p>"Of course I'm a softie and a whiner, didn't you know that already?" Klitschko told SID, an AFP subsidiary.</p> <p>Klitschko's former sparring partner Sherman Williams told Wednesday's edition of German daily Die Welt how Leapai can bring the world title home to Australia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/somalias-shebab-says-kenya-was-warned-severe-consequences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Wladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:49:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5940769 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: 'Australia's Rocky' Leapai out to shock Klitschko http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/boxing-australias-rocky-leapai-out-shock-klitschko <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has dubbed Alex Leapai "Australia's Rocky" ahead of Saturday's world title bout when the challenger tries to complete his rags to riches tale.</p> <p>Leapai sat behind bars in the high-security wing of a north Brisbane jail around the time Klitschko won his first world title in 2006, but now the 34-year-old will box for the champion's WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in Oberhausen, Germany, on Saturday.</p> <p>A bar fight saw the Samoan-born Leapai jailed for six months, "that time still haunts me today".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/boxing-australias-rocky-leapai-out-shock-klitschko" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Leapai Boxers Boxing Human Interest Sports Wladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:48:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6130145 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Champion Klitschko knocks out Leapai in 5th round http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140426/boxing-champion-klitschko-knocks-out-leapai-5th-round <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Undisputed world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko retained his titles on Saturday with a fifth-round knock-out of Australian challenger Alex Leapai.</p> <p>Ukraine's Klitschko defended his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in Oberhausen and was in complete control of his 25th world title fight as he knocked-out Leapai after two minutes, five seconds of the fifth round.</p> <p>"It wasn't easy, because my head was with my countrymen in Ukraine. What is going on in my home country is the concern of the whole world," said Klitschko, who landed 147 punches compared to Leapai's mere ten.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140426/boxing-champion-klitschko-knocks-out-leapai-5th-round" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Leapai Boxers Boxing Sports Wladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Sat, 26 Apr 2014 23:17:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6131727 at http://www.globalpost.com Klitschko retains WBO crown with Leapai knockout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140426/klitschko-knocks-out-leapai-retain-wbo-crown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OBERHAUSEN, Germany (Reuters) - World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko easily retained his WBO crown when he knocked out Alex Leapai of Australia in the fifth round on Saturday in an overwhelmingly one-sided bout.</p> <p>The 38-year-old Klitschko, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO crowns, has now been unbeaten for 10 years with his most recent defeat back in April 2004 against Lamon Brewster.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140426/klitschko-knocks-out-leapai-retain-wbo-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Vladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Apr 2014 23:19:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6131743 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Klitschko dedicates knock-out to Ukraine's struggles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140427/boxing-klitschko-dedicates-knock-out-ukraines-struggles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Undisputed world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has dedicated his fifth-round knock-out of challenger Alex Leapai to his countrymen embroiled in the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine.</p> <p>Klitschko, 38, defended his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in Oberhausen late Saturday and was in complete control of his 25th world title fight, putting Australia's Leapai on the canvas three times.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140427/boxing-klitschko-dedicates-knock-out-ukraines-struggles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Wladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:30:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6131946 at http://www.globalpost.com