Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 3/30/12
The domination of the heavyweight division by the Klitschko diarchy lurches forward on July 7, when Wladimir Klitschko defends his all-but undisputed world title in a rematch with the IBF's #1 contender, Tony Thompson. Dr. Steelhammer has what looks to be an ideal foil in the form of Tony the Tiger, because Thompson matches Klitschko in the size department, he is in no way in the same league as Klitschko the Younger. This promises to be another easy win for the division's top dog, but one that is at least more visually entertaining than Klitschko's past outings. For that reason, fans craving some big man action should tune in and watch two 250-pounders slug it out. Tony Thompson (36-2, 24 KOs)6'5" tall; 81 1/2" reach; five fight weight average: 251 lbs; southpaw; 40 years old American At this point in his career, Tony Thompson is merely a fringe contender. The guys best wins have all been over journeymen and fellow fringe contenders, such as Vaughn Bean, Dominick Guinn, Chazz
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