Hard, heavy rock music might play only a bantamweight’s role in the theater of boxing, but boxing definitely is a huge inspiration in Philip Anselmo’s life. The former vocalist and songwriter of mega band Pantera, and current leader of Down, absolutely, totally loves boxing, and that might even be an understatement.
For over a decade, Phil [...]
Status: Heavyweight contender will challenge champion Wladimir Klitschko this weekend in Germany. His professional record is 27-0 (15 KO’s).
Ht: 6-8 Wt: 260
DOB: December 14, 1979 In: Krakow, Poland
First Boxing Memory: ”I watched Andrew Golota fight when I was 15. Then I watched all of his fights. At the time I wasn’t interested in sports yet. [...]
WBO/IBF/WBA/Ring Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, in Moscow, Russia at this moment for the “Klitschko” movie premiere, discusses his latest performance vs. American lefty Tony “The Tiger” Thompson, his next title defense, and the big grudge match showdown of Haye-Chisora…
BoxingInsider: How do you feel about your performance vs. Tony Thompson? Were you satisfied with this victory? [...]
We posed this question to several fighters including Wladimir Klitschko, Tito Trinidad, Mitch ‘Blood’ Green, Arturo Gatti, Antonio Tarver, Winky Wright, among others: You have thrown thousands maybe millions of punches in your life. Is there a particular one that stands out as the best, most memorable punch you ever landed?
Wladimir Klitschko: “In the [...]
By Scoop Malinowski
(This article was originally published in Boxing Digest in April 2003.)
Sullivan…Johnson…Dempsey…Louis…Marciano…Ali…Holmes…Tyson…Lewis. This is the linear line of boxing’s nine dominant heavyweight champions. The question now is who will be the next and tenth man to join this exclusive brotherhood? There are indications that suggest it could very well be Wladimir Klitschko.
“He’s the one,” [...]
World IBF/WBO/WBA/RING Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko takes timeout in Kiev, Ukraine to share some final thoughts on his most recent match, his very first fight, the hardest part about boxing, and more…
BoxingInsider: Your comments from the world title unification victory against David Haye?
Wladimir Klitschko: ”I was disappointed that I didn’t knock him out. Very. [...]
Status: IBF/WBO/WBA Heavyweight champion.
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 241
DOB: March 25, 1976 In: Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan (is of Ukrainian descent)
Childhood Heroes: “I had very many heroes. Bruce Lee, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Muhammad Ali, my brother (Vitali). All the best boxers, so many people.”
Nickname: Dr. Steelhammer.
Hobbies/Interests: “Kite surfing is my passion. Computer, surfing the Internet. I like to wakeboard, snowboard … it’s [...]
Some former opponents of Wladimir Klitschko describe what it’s actually like to box against the current IBF/WBO/Ring Heavyweight champion…
“He’s an all around athlete. A great athlete, a better athlete than what I had anticipated when I got in there with him,” said Ray Austin, who was defeated in two rounds by ‘Dr. Steelhammer’ in March [...]
I collected these memories and anecdotes from boxing insiders about Bernard Hopkins in the mid 2000s. Combined together they create a special portrait of Bernard Hopkins, composed of not colors or paints from an artist, but words and actions of his peers…
Hasim Rahman: “Obviously I feel like
he’s a man, he did it his way. And [...]
IN 2008 I did a cover story for a magazine about Roger Federer comprised of various memories and anecdotes about Roger intertwined around some quotes from Roger himself…
Henri Leconte: “I like to watch Federer, of course. Because he can do whatever he wants.”
Akiko Morigami: “I think he’s like the God of tennis.”
Wladimir Klitschko: “Roger Federer, [...]
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