Wladimir Klitschko easily defended his titles today as he beat heavyweight challenger Francesco Pianeta by 6th round TKO. It started off with Wladimir controlling things with the jab and slipping in a right now and then while Pianeta tried throwing wild punches and tying up Wladimir. By round 4 Wladimir started landing more and dropped Pianeta and again in round 5. In round 6 Wladimir threw a combination and dropped Pianeta and the ref waved off the fight after he got to his feet. With this win Wladimir improves his record to (60-3, 52 KOs) while Pianeta drops to (28-1-1, 15 KOs)
Saturday, May 4, 2013
This is where you will find information on where to watch the heavyweight championship fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Francesco Pianeta.
Where to watch Klitschko Pianeta in the US
The cable channel EPIX will be showing the fight starting at 4:30 pm EST. They will also have a live stream on their site at http://www.epixhd.com/klitschko-vs-pianeta/. They offer a 14 day free trial if you want to see it online.
Where to watch Klitschko Pianeta streaming
Look for links to post on chat box on upper right side of blog near fight time at 4:30 ET/ 1:30 PT.
Where to watch Klitschko Pianeta Overseas
RTL will show the fight out of Germany. ESPN UK will also show the fight out of the United Kingdom. Know more information? Comment and let us know.
This is the undercard and weights for the heavyweight title fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Francesco Pianeta today.:
The undercard for tomorrow’s fight night weighed-in at (all kilogram):
- Mike Perez 106.5 vs. Travis Walker 118 – Heavyweight.
- Christina Hammer 73.5 vs. Zita Zatyko 75.5 – Super Middleweight
- Hizni Altunkaya 93 vs. Gyuli Bozai 89 – Cruiserweight
- Moritz Stahl 77 vs. Oleg Fedotovs 77 (swing bout) – Super Middleweight
The fight will broadcast on RTL in Germany, on EPIX in the US. The EPIX broadcast starts live at 5 pm EST/ 2 pm PST.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Today was the weigh-in between current IBF, WBO, IBO, Super WBA, and Ring heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 51 KOs) and challenger Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KOs) ahead of their fight tomorrow night at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany. Klitschko weighed 249 lbs/ 113 kilograms and Pianeta weighed 240 lbs/ 109 kilograms. Both fighters look to be in great shape and there is a must see stare down at the end of the weigh in. Check it out:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
It looks like it's finally official that WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO/RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KO) will take on Italian heavyweight Francesco Pianeta. It looks as though the WBA has approved of the optional defense instead of facing WBA regular champion Alexander Povetkin. The details as to why Wladimir is not anxious to face Povetkin has nothing to do with being afraid of him. Povetkin has pulled out twice in the past when they were going to meet and most likely there are negotiation problems.
The 28 year old Pianeta has a solid record of (28-0-1, 15 KO) and also matches up physically with Wladimir standing at 6'5" and is also a southpaw which are never easy to fight.
I don't see this fight lasting long and will showcase Wladimir's physical arsenal. Look for a Povetkin fight later in the year which I think will be even easier of a fight than this one for Wladimir and maybe a 3rd fight down the road with someone such as Jennings this year.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
This is a video I just discovered where current IBF/WBO/SUPER WBA/IBO/RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko displays a judo throw and performs an armbar at a school in Dneprodzerzhinsk, Ukraine. If anyone has additional information please comment.
He also talked about mma recently and said , "To be honest I didn't really like [MMA] before. But when I was watching it, I got into the style of MMA and I think I have a lot of respect for MMA fighters. It's a very tough sport... You have to be so multi-functional, you have to be a wrestler, you have to be a good kickboxer, you have to be a good boxer, you have to be with good condition." "I want to try the fitness. Just get in an MMA gym and just practice certain things. I used to wrestle, and I did judo when I was younger. As training, as fitness, perfect. Fighting, no."
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Today was the memorial for the late great trainer Emanuel Steward who trained many greats including Lennox Lewis, Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, and many more including current WBO/IBF/WBA/IBO/RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Both Wladimir and his brother attended the memorial and Wladimir gave a very good speech to pay his respects to his friend and trainer for the last 9 years. Here is a video of Wladimir's speech:
here's a speech from Lewis:
here's one from Thomas Hearns:
And here's a video showing different people paying their respects...
Sunday, November 11, 2012
If your a fan of heavyweight boxers and brothers Wladimir & Vitali Klitschko, this is the place to leave a few words.
During the post fight press conference for the WBC heavyweight title fight between Dereck Chisora and champion Vitali Klitschko, who retaine...
This is a new video where David "Hayemaker" Haye discusses his planned upcoming fight and about J.D "The Natural" Chapma...
This is some video footage after the heavyweight unification fight Saturday night between current WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladi...
Tickets for the July 2nd title unification between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye are on sale now and I found a better site with cheaper ...
This is where you will find up-to-date information on where and when you can watch the heavyweight unification fight between WBO/IBF/IBO/RIN...
This is the full fight video for the July 2nd heavyweight unification fight between WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and ...
This is a song called "Can't Stop" on the album "By the way" by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and is used primarily by Wla...
Wladimir & Vitali Klitschko Family Pictures
Below are the compubox stats for the heavyweight unification fight between WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBA heav...