Posted April 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
Wladimir Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against American challenger Tony Thompson on July 7 in Berne, Switzerland. Klitschko says on his website that the 40-year-old Thompson ''gave me one of the toughest challenges in my career'' before he knocked out the southpaw in 2008 in Hamburg, Germany. Thompson, who has won all five bouts since that defeat, has a career record of 36-2 (24 knockouts). The bout will be the 36-year-old Ukrainian's 21st world championship fight and his first appearance since a knockout win over Jean-Marc Mormeck of France in March in Duesseldorf, Germany. Klitschko, the 1996 super heavyweight Olympic champion, is 57-3 (50 KOs).

Heavyweight champ Wlad Klitschko to open NASDAQ stock market on Friday, April 13

Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will be making a special appearance on Friday, April 13. He'll be in New York City at the NASDAQ stock market, where he will be the honorary guest to ring the opening bell and begin the day's trading activities. The ceremony will take place from 9:15 to 9:30 am on Friday morning. The NASDAQ MarketSite is located at 4 Times Square...

Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tony Thompson II to be shown on EPIX in the US; tickets on sale now

World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles against Tony Thompson (USA) at STADE DE SUISSE in Bern, Switzerland, on July 7. Tony "The Tiger" Thompson (40) is from Washington D.C. and the official IBF mandatory challenger. The 6’ 5’’ is a southpaw and has a fight record of 36 wins (24 KOs) and two defeats. In 2008, at the sold out o2 World...

Tyson Fury: Young man of the moment

In the topsy-turvy world of heavyweight boxing, pressure can be brought to bear in many different forms. It could be said that Englishman Tyson Fury was burdened the moment he came into existence, when his father saw fit to saddle him with the same name as the "Baddest Man On The Planet." On the day the younger Fury came blinkingly into the world, Iron Mike Tyson was a...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.