Found August 13, 2013 on Pro Boxing Fans:
The latest ruling by the WBC allowing its heavyweight champion, Vitali "Dr. Ironfist" Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs), to avoid fighting No. 1 mandatory challenger Bermane "B. Ware" Stiverne (23-1, 20 KOs), has drawn anger from an increasingly frustrated Team Stiverne. Stiverne has already won not two WBC title eliminators, the latest against Chris Arreola (35-3, 30 KOs) on HBO this past April 27, and three different mandated purse bids have been postponed. Now, the WBC has announced that the 42-year-old Klitschko has suffered an injury to his right hand and he won't return to the ring until 2014. Plus, the WBC will not make a decision regarding his title situation until the first-quarter of 2014, leaving Stiverne waiting even longer for his much deserved world title shot. Credit: Team Stiverne "I would hate to think the WBC treats some fighters more highly than others," a terribly disappointed Stiverne said. "I don't understand. (Timothy) Bradl...

Vitali Klitschko’s right hand injury will prevent a 2013 bout against Bermane Stiverne

Due to a right hand injury, WBC heavyweight champion “Dr. Iron Fist” Vitali Klitschko announced Tuesday that he will be unable to compete in 2013. The 41-year-old Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs) had been negotiating to scrap mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne. After winning two elimination bouts, Stiverne (22-1-1, 20 KOs) rightfully voiced his frustration with Dr. Ironfist and the...
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