Originally written on Sports by Colin  |  Last updated 10/23/14

BERN, SWITZERLAND - DECEMBER 12: Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine (L) and Kevin Johnson of the USA fight for the WBC World Championship Heavyweight title at Postfinance-Arena on December 12, 2009 in Bern, Switzerland. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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 WBC. “I would hate to think the WBC treats some fighters more highly than others,” said Stiverne, 34, who battered Chris Arreola to earn a unanimous decision triumph on April 27. “I don’t understand. [Timothy] Bradley was stripped when he was injured, … Continue reading →
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