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  1. Adamek will give this Klitschko best effort

    Dan Rafael

    In July, we saw heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko score a near shutout against titlist David "The Flopper" Haye in a one-sided fight. Haye, of course, entered the bout with a heavyweight belt but was more respected for his excellence as a cruis...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  2. Vitali Klitschko-Tomasz Adamek set for Polish soccer stadium

    Vitali Klitschko's management says the WBC heavyweight champion's title defense against Tomasz Adamek of Poland will take place at the football stadium in the Polish city of Wroclaw.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  3. Wladimir Klitschko eyes Tomasz Adamek fight, blasts David Haye

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko blames David Haye for their title unification fight being scrapped, scoffed at the notion that he would retire and is on the verge of finalizing a deal to face top contender Tomasz Adamek in the fall.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2011
  4. A flood of mixed emotions for Twellman

    Gus Martins

    When the implication was made decades ago that boxer Leon Spinks lacked intelligence, comedian Richard Pryor quickly came to the former heavyweight champion's defense, stating the toothless pugilist owed no explanation while succinctly imploring him ...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  5. Wladimir Klitschko predicts quick knockout of Samuel Peter

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is predicting a quick knockout in his rematch with Nigerian fighter Samuel Peter on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2010
  6. Klitschko blasts HBO for 'lie'

    Dan Rafael

    When Ross Greenburg, the president of HBO Sports, said in a recent interview with me that he would not buy heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's September fight against Alexander Povetkin, it came as quite a surprise to the Klitschko camp. ...

    Blog | July 14, 2010
  7. Wladimir Klitschko wins purse bid, will face Alexander Povetkin i...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will face mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin in September in Germany after K2 Promotions won a purse bid Tuesday at the IBF headquarters in East Orange, N.J.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2010
  8. W. Klitschko-Haye not as close as you might think

    Dan Rafael

    For months, there's been talk of a proposed June 20 fight between heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye, the former cruiserweight champ who moved up to heavyweight late last year. Although the deal might ultimately be finalized ...

    Blog | February 14, 2009
  9. W. Klitschko-Haye not as close as you might think

    Dan Rafael

    For months, there's been talk of a proposed June 20 fight between heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye, the former cruiserweight champ who moved up to heavyweight late last year. Although the deal might ultimately be finalized -- an...

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2009
  10. Tyson must return to Brazil for assault trial

    Mike Tyson was ordered by a judge Friday to return to Brazil in March to face trial for allegedly assaulting a cameraman in a nightclub.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2005
  11. Schmeling gave Joe Louis first loss

    German heavyweight boxer Max Schmeling, whose bouts against American Joe Louis set off a propaganda war between the Nazi regime and the United States on the eve of World War II, has died at age 99.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 04, 2005
  12. Wimbledon's filthy underbelly

    Patrick Hruby

    You won't believe the headlines in English papers. Patrick Hruby presents the First Annual Wimbledon Headline Quiz.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2004
  13. Reports: Tyson beats up promoter

    GLASGOW, Scotland -- Mike Tyson blocked and slipped loaded questions Thursday at a news conference for his fight against Lou Savarese. "I love Frank Warren," the former heavyweight champion replied when asked if he had attacked the promoter of Sa...

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2000
  14. Tyson checks out London's sights

    LONDON -- Mike Tyson called off a public workout Tuesday and went for a walk instead, signing autographs along the way and bowing to a bus driver. The former heavyweight champion also called off a news conference leading to Saturday's bout with Lou ...

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2000
  15. Dancer fired after filing complaint on Tyson

    LAS VEGAS -- A topless bar manager suggested Wednesday that one of his dancers was trying to extort money from Mike Tyson by accusing the former heavyweight champion of hitting her during a scuffle at the bar. Lonnie Roybal said the dancer was f...

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2000
  16. Tyson seeking matchup with Lewis

    LAS VEGAS -- Mike Tyson toweled his head off and then shook a finger to make his point. The only thing missing in the steamy gym was Lennox Lewis to receive it. Tyson was laying down a challenge to the heavyweight champion of the world. "Le...

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2000