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Klitschko shows why he rules the heavyweight division

Erick Inzunza, Reporter

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He weighs 246 lbs., and stands 6 feet, 6 inches tall. His older brother and he, at one point, ruled the heavyweight division as Ukrainian boxers and struck fear into others. Their reign over the heavyweight division didn’t end until his older brother retired from boxing and decided to work in office, as the mayor of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. He’s held the WBA, IBF, WBO (twice), IBO & Lineal championships of the world. As an amateur boxer, he represented the Ukraine in the 1996 Olympics, winning a gold medal in the super heavyweight division. His current record is 64 wins (53 by KO), 0 draws, 4 losses. He hails from the province of Semey, Kazahstan. His name is Wladimir Klitschko.

Klitschko suffered an upset loss to an underdog, Tyson Fury (25-0), on November 15, 2015. He hasn’t stepped in a ring since. Klitschko demanded a rematch to regain the loss of his WBO heavyweight title. Fury agreed, on his terms for the fight to be set on October 29, 2016. The fight was supposed to take place in the Manchester Arena in Manchester, but a month before the fight took place, Fury canceled the fight due to unrevealed medical problems and mental issues. This wasn’t a surprise, due to the fact Fury hasn’t trained for a fight in almost a year, until the rematch for Klitschko was made. Fury has postponed the fight twice already and now, he doesn’t want to fight at all, calling off the fight.

“Fury is dragging boxing through the mud,” Klitschko told Bild Newspaper.

Fury has admitted to substance abuse, saying he suffered from depression and does cocaine because of it. Until this day, Fury hasn’t specified his medical conditions, he just claims that he can not and will not box with those medical conditions.

“This just shows how unfair Tyson Fury is,” says Klitschko’s manager Bernd Boente, “he stalls with Klitschko and blocks the title.”

Klitschko has stopped waiting for Fury and is in negotiations to make a fight with undefeated Anthony Joshua (17-0). Their negotiations are supposed to end by next week, and details of their blockbuster fight will be revealed then.

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Klitschko shows why he rules the heavyweight division