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W. Klitschko Returns Against Povetkin – BC’s Prediction

MOSCOW, RUSSIAN - “Mr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko returns to the ring this Saturday against the undefeated Alexander Povetkin for the assorted alphabet titles (IBF, WBO, WBA, and IBO). Before I offer my prediction, let’s take a look at their three most recent bouts. Background Klitschko’s most recent victory came at the hands of Francesco Pianeta, a previous sparring...
Via BadCulture
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alexander Povetkin: Is It Finally Time To Happen?

Lost in the shuffle of Floyd Mayweather’s predictable brilliance was a similar show of force in Germany.  While Floyd attracted all available attention for his undressing of Robert Guerrero, Wladimir Klitschko dispatched Francesco Pianeta with similar alacrity and ease.  If you missed the fight, it was fairly similar to the other Wladimir Klitschko fights over [...]
Via MyBoxing
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

May Day: Wladimir Klitschko Punishes Francesco Pianeta

May the 4th be with you. A big night for boxing as boxing’s biggest star showcases his talents, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was not the only top boxing superstar performing tonight. Wladimir Klitschko (60-3-0) took care of business first as he battled undefeated fighter Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1) Lets not forget Wladimir Klitschko has been dominating the heavyweight [...]
Via MyBoxing
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

As one of the greatest heavyweights in boxing history, the indomitable Wladimir Klitschko overwhelms the courageous Francesco Pianeta

Flooring the ballsy Italian challenger in the fourth and fifth, Wladimir Klitschko finished Francesco Pianeta with a sixth round TKO to successfully defend The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts Saturday afternoon at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany. The 37-year-old Klitschko (60-3, 52 KOs) bruised and battered the 6-foot-5 Pianeta (28-1-1, 15 KOs) throughout the mismatch...
Via Sports by Colin
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Klitschko vs. Pianeta results: Klitschko wins by TKO6 against overmatched opponent

The undisputed number 1 heavyweight in the world was back in action on Saturday, as Wladimir Klitschko looked to make yet another title defense, this time against unheralded challenger Francesco Pianeta in Manheim, Germany, in a fight televised in the U.S. on EPIX. Did Klitschko put on another dominant performance? Check out the Klitschko vs. Pianeta results below. Credit: K2 Promotions...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Tipping the scales today, Wladimir Klitschko will knockout Francesco Pianeta tomorrow

The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and Italian challenger Francesco Pianeta tipped the scales today for their match tomorrow night at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany. The 6-foot-6 Klitschko (59-3, 51 KOs), who most recently fought in November with a brutal shutout decision victory over “The Viking” Mariusz Wach, weighed 249 pounds. Comparatively...
Via Sports by Colin
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Klitschko stops Pianeta in sixth

Wladimir Klitschko stopped Francesco Pianeta in the sixth round Saturday night to retain the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. The Ukrainian was never troubled by Pianeta, finishing off the previously unbeaten Italian southpaw with a right-left combination. Pianeta stayed down before attempting to continue, but there was no point in delaying the inevitable and referee Ernie Sharif...
Via Fox Sports
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wladimir Klitschko vs. Franceso Pianeta weigh-in results & photos

Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 51 KOs), of Ukraine,  in his 2013 debut, will be making title defense No. 14 in his current seven-year reign as heavyweight kingpin, against undefeated contender and cancer survivor Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KOs), of Italy.  "Dr. Steelhammer" will also be going for his landmark 60th professional victory. Right here, find...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Pianeta readies for Klitschko fight

Under Wladimir Klitschko's disparaging gaze, Francesco Pianeta did not give much away during an open workout before he challenges the Ukrainian for his WBA and IBF heavyweight belts on Saturday. The undefeated Italian, who overcame testicular cancer, merely went through the motions in the last public appearance before their bout in Mannheim. Pianeta, who has lived in Gelsenkirchen...
Via Fox Sports
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Cancer-survivor Pianeta faces Klitschko

Under Wladimir Klitschko's disparaging gaze, Francesco Pianeta did not give much away during an open workout before he challenges the Ukrainian for his WBA and IBF heavyweight belts on Saturday. The undefeated Italian, who overcame testicular cancer, merely went through the motions in the last public appearance before their bout in Mannheim. The 28-year-old Pianeta, who has...
Via Fox Sports
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wladimir Klitschko-Francesco Pianeta workout photos & video

Wladimir Klitschko and challenger Francesco Pianeta held their public workouts earlier this week in preparation for their fight this Saturday. Right here, you'll find a collection of photos from the workouts of Klitschko and Pianeta. Take a look at the men and how they're looking as they wind down their preparations. We also have a video of the Klitschko workout session and...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Wladimir Klitschko will knock Francesco Pianeta onto Queer Street this weekend

Promising not to underestimate the inspirational cancer survivor, Wladimir Klitschko is ready to defend The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against the “Italian Ace” Francesco Pianeta on Saturday night at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany. “I don’t want to and I won’t underestimate Francesco Pianeta,” said Klitschko, 37, the banging companion of Hayden...
Via Sports by Colin
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Klitschko vs. Pianeta press conference videos, photos

Earlier today, Wladimir Klitschko and Francesco Pianeta held a final pre-fight press conference to discuss their upcoming fight this Saturday night. Klitschko vs. Pianeta has (rightfully) been overshadowed by all of the other action which has been taking place, however, it's still a fight showcasing the undisputed number 1 heavyweight in the world, and one of the most dominant...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Wladimir Klitschko’s Austria training camp

Wladimir Klitschko has been working hard in his training camp in Austria, getting ready for his latest title defense, against the undefeated Francesco Pianeta. While most people don't know, and don't care much, about Pianeta, Klitschko has been doing his due diligence to prepare. Right here, you'll find a special video from Wlad's training camp, and you'll see...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Speaking like a bloodthirsty and moronic loon, untested bloke Tyson Fury plans to stalk Wladimir Klitschko

Speaking like a bloodthirsty and moronic loon, Englishman Tyson Fury intends to stalk “Dr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko until the Ukrainian agrees to fight. The 36-year-old Klitschko will defend The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against the “Italian Ace” Francesco Pianeta on May 4. Comparatively, the 6-foot-9 Fury (20-0, 14 KOs) is slated to scrap American...
Via Sports by Colin
March 19, 2013  |  1 Comment

Refusing to retire, ‘Dr. Steelhammer’ Wladimir Klitschko will overwhelm the inspiring Francesco Pianeta on May 4

Preparing to defend The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against the “Italian Ace” Francesco Pianeta on May 4, “Dr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko denied even considering retirement. “I feel young enough to not think about it [retirement]. And, of course, I’m looking forward to get a challenge, that’s my motivation,” said Klitschko, 36, the former banging...
Via Sports by Colin
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Wladimir Klitschko talks about facing undefeated Pianeta

Wladimir Klitschko will return to the ring on May 4 in Mannheim, Germany, taking on an undefeated, and largely unknown, opponent in Francesco Pianeta. Here, you can watch a quick video of Klitschko talking about his upcoming fight and his plans to get back to work. Take a look. Wladimir Klitschko vs. Francesco Pianeta May 4, 2013 - SAP Arena Mannheim (Germany) "He's powerful...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko will pound Italian Francesco Pianeta on Cinco de Mayo weekend

“Dr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko will defend The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against the “Italian Ace” Francesco Pianeta on May 4 at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany. In a fitting tribute to late International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Manny Steward, the 6-foot-6, 243 pound Klitschko (59-3, 51 KOs) savagely brutalized mammoth Polish scrapper ...
Via Sports by Colin
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Klitschko to defend titles in May

Wladimir Klitschko will defend his four heavyweight titles against little-known Francesco Pianeta in May. Klitschko's management says the fight will take place May 4 in Mannhein, Germany. Klitschko holds the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts. Pianeta was born in Italy but has lived in Germany since he was six. The 28-year-old challenger has an undefeated record of 28...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Wladimir Klitschko set for title defense on May 4: Fight details & quotes

Wladimir Klitschko defends titles against Francesco Pianeta in Mannheim, Germany World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles against Francesco Pianeta at the SAP arena Mannheim, Germany on May 4. Francesco Pianeta is 28 years old, undefeated and 6'3". Southpaw Pianeta was WBC Junior World Champion and EBU Champion. In his eight-year-career he beat...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Wladimir Klitschko to fight Francesco Pianeta

Wladimir Klitschko will defend his four heavyweight titles against little-known Francesco Pianeta in May. Klitschko's management says the fight will take place May 4 in Mannhein, Germany. Klitschko holds the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts. Pianeta was born in Italy but has lived in Germany since he was six. The 28-year-old challenger has an undefeated record of 28...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

‘Dr. Steelhammer’ Wladimir Klitschko is reportedly preparing to surgically batter Italian Francesco Pianeta

Dan Rafael of ESPN.com reports that “Dr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko will likely defend The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against the “Italian Ace” Francesco Pianeta on April 6 in Germany. In a fitting tribute to late International … Continue reading →
Via Sports by Colin
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rugby stars Williams, Cooper win boxing bouts

Sonny Bill Williams and Quade Cooper left the rugby pitch to win fights on a boxing card at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday. Williams, the former All Black who will return to playing in rugby league with the Sydney Roosters in two weeks, won a controversial unanimous points decision over South African Frans Botha in a 10-round fight for the vacant WBA International heavyweight...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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