Nov. Am klaren Punktsieg des Briten gab es deshalb nach zwölf absolvierten Runden nichts auszusetzen. Das Duell zwischen Klitschko und Fury im. Nov. Wladimir Klitschko verliert völlig überraschend den Schwergewichts-WM-Kampf gegen Briten-Großmaul Tyson Fury einstimmig nach Punkten. Nov. Klitschko gegen Fury - klarer Sieg nach Punkten für den Briten, der verdient gewinnt. Klitschko ist enttäuscht, Fury gibt sich generös.
Thompson managed to beat the count just as the round ended. It was his 12th consecutive title defense, the third-most in heavyweight history.
There was first mention of a potential Klitschko vs. Bernd Boente denied these claims. A date in November was considered with the venue likely to be in Hamburg, Germany.
Terms were fully agreed within days of the negotiations for the fight to take place 10 November. On fight night, at the 02 World Arena, Klitschko dominated and retained his belts via a one sided unanimous decision.
The three judges' scored the fight —, —, and — The bout opened with a battle between jabs which was won by Klitschko, who was following his jabs with his signature straight right.
Wach managed to wobble Klitschko in round 5 but failed to take advantage. Wach also showed a great chin later in the fight when Klitschko began to let his hands go more landing thunderous shots.
Days before the Klitschko vs. Wach fight took place, it was revealed that Team Sauerland offered Klitschko 5 million euros for a possible fight against then-WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck in the future.
At the time, Huck was preparing for a title defence against Firal Arslan. The reason the fight would never get made was due to the fact that the Klitschko's had a contract with German television network RTL and Huck was signed with their rival network ARD.
At the end of , the World Boxing Association ordered its super-champion Klitschko to fight WBA regular-champion Alexander Povetkin of Russia by 24 February ,  but the two sides couldn't reach an agreement.
Pianeta was no different. Speaking to ESPN, he said, "I'm getting always criticised with my opponents, it doesn't matter are they well known or not so much and it's always very difficult to fight against someone that is not known because you are always getting these critics.
He went on to say he won his biggest fight against cancer in He dropped Pianeta with a right hand in round four, a left hand put Pianeta down in the fifth; the fight ended at 2: Promoter Vladimir Hryunov won the right to promote Klitschko vs.
It allowed Ryabinsky to dictate the location of the fight and guaranteed the fighters the biggest purses of their careers. The fight took place in October , Klitschko's third undefeated consecutive opponent.
The bout was marred with over clinches, most initiated by Klitschko, followed by several repeated roughhouse tactics throughout the match.
This included Klitschko's leaning on his opponent and pushing his head down and throwing Povetkin away to prevent Povetkin from clinching, which resulted in the referee scoring some of Povetkin's fallings as knockdowns, as well as Povetkin's punching after referee's break command and leaning his head too low.
All 3 judges scored it — on the scorecards. Leapai fight to take place in Germany on 26 April. Tua told Australian newspaper The Courier-Mail he "didn't want to help anyone beat a "Samoan brother".
You were challenging, you were bold. You had great desire to become a champion. Not many of my opponents have that type of attitude, that type of heart.
The 10 punches landed were made up of 6 jabs and 4 power punches. The IBF finally ordered Klitschko vs. Kubrat Pulev on 8 May and given 30 days negotiation period.
The IBF accepted the request. A new date of 15 November was set. Despite making a spirited effort, Pulev suffered three knockdowns en route to being knocked out in round five by a devastating left hook.
The time of stoppage was recorded as 2: In the post-fight, Pulev said, "Wladimir is a really good opponent, but he was lucky. I want a rematch".
Klitschko praised Pulev, calling him a tough competitor. This was made up of 10 jabs and 15 power shots landed. Jennings was confirmed and to take place on 25 April at Madison Square Garden.
Negotiations initially started in November Klitschko's manager, Bernd Boente finally announced the fight and said all contracts had been signed.
The Barclays Center in Brooklyn was originally chosen to stage the fight, but no reason was given for the change of venue.
He defeated Jennings by effective use of his jab and nullifying Jennings' offensive game on the inside, especially by holding Jennings, which resulted in the referee deducting a point in the 10th round for excessive holding, although Klitschko did end up winning via unanimous decision with scores of —, —, and — Klitschko was scheduled to take on undefeated heavyweight contender Tyson Fury , the WBO mandatory challenger, on 24 October in an unprecedented 28th heavyweight world title appearance.
On 25 September , Klitschko postponed the fight, citing a calf injury. It was rescheduled for 28 November Klitschko reportedly had his hands wrapped without a representative of Fury, so had to do them again.
Klitschko and Fury showed little offence during the 12 rounds, but Fury did enough to take the decision. In the post-fight interview, an emotional Fury said, "This is a dream come true.
We worked so hard for this. It's hard to come to foreign countries and get decisions. It just means so much to me to come here and get the decision.
And thanks very much for having me. It was all fun and games during the buildup. He said, "Tyson was the faster and better man tonight. I felt quite comfortable in the first six rounds, but I was astonished that Tyson was so fast in the second half as well.
I couldn't throw my right hand because the advantage was the longer distance he had. Klitschko was entitled to a rematch with Fury as part of the contract for their first fight.
The rematch was eventually announced on 8 April and set to take place in Fury's home town at Manchester Arena in Manchester , England on 9 July He apologised to his fans and confirmed the fight would be rescheduled for a later date.
On Thursday 7 July, Fury announced via his Twitter account that the rescheduled fight would take place on 29 October at Manchester Arena. On 23 September, Fury again postponed the fight after being declared "medically unfit",  before eventually vacating the WBA "Super", WBO and IBO titles, citing problems with depression after testing positive for cocaine.
Days after the Fury rematch was called off, Klitschko was approached by Eddie Hearn , promoter of IBF champion Anthony Joshua , to fight on the 28 November date they had set for a second defence.
Klitschko then turned his attention to fighting Browne instead on 10 December, a date his team had an arena set for in Germany.
Talks between the Klitschko camp and Hearn remained active with a fight set for the first part of Because of this clashing with the WBA enforcing their mandatory, it was believed that either Joshua or Klitschko would have to vacate a title.
He put a request in for 5, more tickets to be made available. Joshua came in heavier at pounds. In front of a post-war record crowd of 90, in attendance, Joshua won by TKO in a high-drama war that saw both men giving their all.
They fought a close and cautious first four rounds. In the fifth, Joshua came out roaring and barraged Klitschko to the canvas.
An angry Klitschko rose up and dominated Joshua for the remainder of the round, before landing a clean right hand and scoring his own knockdown in round 6.
The next few rounds were again cautious, both men wary of each other, until a reinvigorated Joshua attacked Klitschko in round 11 with an upper-cut blow to the right side of Klitschko's face which would be the beginning of the end for the Ukrainian.
Joshua then put together a few small but powerful combinations which sent his opponent to the canvas. Klitschko again rose but Joshua knocked him down for a second time in the round by unleashing a devastating combination of 7 punches flooring Klitschko with his deadly left hook.
Moments later Joshua tried to end the fight by swinging a few right hooks and managed to back Klitschko in to the ropes where he again sent a barrage of punches with no reply.
The referee then concluded that Klitschko had taken enough punishment and stopped the fight. At the time of stoppage, Joshua was ahead on two judges' scorecards 96—93 and 95—93, and the third judge had Klitschko ahead 95— I need to analyze and see what the heck happened.
I wish I could have raised my hands, but congrats to him. He got up, he fought back, and he won the titles.
Big respect to Wladimir for challenging the young lions of the division. The fight averaged , viewers on Showtime in the United States. It was shown live and the fight began around 5 p.
ET and 2 p. Nielsen Media Research revealed the fight peaked at , viewers which was during rounds five and six. The whole card averaged 9.
This was higher than the 8. The fight did lower numbers than Klitschko's win over Mariusz Wach in , which was watched by 11 million and Klitschko vs.
Haye, which was seen by over 16 million. At this point, it was not said that the rematch would take place. Klitschko said he needed time to review his situation before agreeing to a rematch.
It was only weeks after the fight, when Eddie Hearn filed the paperwork to the IBF to request the exception to the mandatory defense.
IBF explained that the rematch must take place no later than 2 December and the winner must fight Pulev next with no exceptions. He had a tour of the T-Mobile Arena.
There is a huge appetite from both sides to hold the rematch there and we will be talking further over the next week or so to see if that can become a reality.
It would be the biggest heavyweight Vegas fight in probably a couple of decades, so we would love to host it. On 3 August , Wladimir Klitschko announced on his official website and social media channels that he was retiring from boxing.
He competed in 29 world title fights. Klitschko also holds the record for the longest combined world championship reign in heavyweight history at 4, days; the most wins in world title bouts in the modern heavyweight history at 25; the most wins in unified title bouts and the longest unified championship reign in professional boxing history at 15 title bouts and 14 consecutive defenses respectively; and has the second most total successful title defenses of any heavyweight boxer with 23 including his first reign as WBO champion , behind Joe Louis 25 and ahead of Larry Holmes 20 and Muhammad Ali Klitschko fought in 29 heavyweight title fights, more than any heavyweight champion in the sport's history.
He also holds the record of having defeated the most boxers with an undefeated record, at 12, [ clarification needed ] and also defeated 10 current or former world champions throughout his career.
Klitschko is also a passionate golfer and was seen playing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
The tournament was played over three courses in including St Andrews, Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns in Fife and Angus.
Klitschko was named curator of the Ukrainian pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Gallen , where he taught master's students. Since , Klitschko has been in a relationship with American actress Hayden Panettiere.
Panettiere has appeared ringside at some of Klitschko's fights, including at Klitschko's 10th-round KO victory over Samuel Peter.
Wladimir and his brother Vitali have never fought each other in a professional fight as their mother made them promise to never fight each other.
Klitschko speaks four languages: English, German, Russian and Ukrainian. Klitschko said he would use the money to help the dreams of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian children.
After the sale, the buyer immediately returned the medal out of respect for Klitschko and because he wanted it to remain with the Klitschko family.
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I timed every one and every one was under 3 minutes. I never saw a heavyweight do anything even close to that.
They work their asses off. To be able to do that, two pound guys — whew. They're two of the best athletes I've ever trained.
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If I'm not the man to fill those boots, they'll be waiting a hell of a lot time more. Because all I see is robots, people being turned and told what to say.
So the world needs me to change the landscape of the division. Fury also explained an infamous sauna incident at a Klitschko training camp in Austria in , the first time the pair had met where according to Fury, "there were about 10 guys in the sauna, everyone started popping off around us and it came down to just me and Wlad in the sauna.
In my mind I was mentally in a competition with him, he can deny it if he wants but I was prepared to die in that sauna, I stayed in for about 40 minutes, and he got out first.
When discussing each other's boxing skills, Klitschko said that he thought Fury was a good counter puncher and moved well for a tall man.
Meanwhile, Fury stated that although Klitschko had perfected a safe style and had immense power in right hand and left hook, he didn't know what he was in for because he was facing an opponent that was not only bigger than him but quicker, stating that he himself was blessed with unnatural speed and movement for a man of his size.
When asked the question as to why the behaviour was so different to that of the press conference, Klitschko said "I'm not acting differently, Tyson acts differently because he's bipolar.
Wladimir is not stupid, he knows I'm serious. Fury once again mentioned Klitschko's age, telling him that he couldn't compete with a younger athlete, while Klitschko responded by saying that "age is just a number".
Fury actually agreed, but still stated that at 40 years old, you can't do what you could do at When asked whether he had been studying Klitschko's previous defeats, Fury said that he hadn't been because those losses were a long time ago and Klitschko had matured as a fighter since then.
Fury said that unlike Klitschko's previous opponents, he genuinely believed he could beat him. Despite previously telling Klitschko he was going to knock him out, Fury revealed that unlike David Haye in his opinion he wasn't looking for that one punch and wasn't going to make the same mistake, and told Klitschko to expect something new.
Also, unlike Haye, Fury shook Klitschko's hand when it was offered. Fury had also said to Klitschko that all he wanted him to do was "turn up and fight", to which Klitschko replied "I will, I'm looking forward to it" but Fury still believed that he may pull out.
Ironically, within a couple of days Klitschko did pull out with a calf injury, and the fight on 24 October was cancelled and rescheduled for 28 November.
However, the Fury camp were not happy with the gloves the Klitschko camp had chosen, and threatened to pull out of the fight if it was not sorted out.
An inspection of the ring also ended with layers of padding foam being removed from under the canvas. On fight night, a capacity crowd of 55, filled the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf.
From the off, Fury kept constantly on the move boxing off the back foot and throwing many feints, beating Klitschko to the punch from range whilst not letting Klitschko set his feet to land his own shots.
Klitschko himself was used to beating fighters that were usually smaller than himself from range and then clinching them on the inside. However, Klitschko was unable to adjust his style and continued to clinch Fury on the inside whilst Fury still attempted to punch, this meant that Fury was outpunching and outlanding Klitschko in all areas.
Despite the fact that it was usually Klitschko on the offensive coming towards him, Fury made himself difficult to be hit with his head and body movement, also switching to a southpaw stance at times to confuse Klitschko.
Due to both fighters style and defensive skill, there were very few punch combinations landed during the fight, when one punch was landed the next punches were nearly always evaded or missed.
Some of the rounds were close but were decisive in Fury's favor due to his ring generalship and being more active than Klitschko who appeared flustered, this gave Fury what was more or less an insurmountable lead going into the later rounds.
From the start Fury's tactics appeared to be to try and nullify Klitschko and make him feel uncomfortable, even putting both his hands behind his back several times during the fight.
As a result of this, Klitschko was noticably gun shy during the fight, particularly with his right hand, seemingly wary of being countered.
Fury landed the best punch of the fight in the ninth round, after the pair had been holding Klitschko turned his back momentarily and when he turned to face Fury again he was caught with a left hook to the face, with Klitschko just managing to avoid some follow up punches.
In the eleventh round, Fury landed another two big left hooks and Klitschko appeared to be hurt before referee Tony Weeks docked a point for a third punch that was behind the head having alrady warned Fury for rabbit punching, although again it was partly Klitschko's fault for turning his back as he had done several times throughout the fight, this meant the round was scored even instead of in Fury's favour.
In the twelfth and final round Klitschko finally appeared to throw caution to the wind to land some punches of his own, but Fury did the same and traded punches with him and when the bell sounded most people felt that Fury had done more than enough.
Two judges scored the bout —, while the other scored it —, all in favour of Fury which meant that he won by unanimous decision and became the new unified heavyweight champion.
This put paid to any fears that there could be a controversial, disputed or an unfair decision. Klitschko could be forgiven for not wanting to re-enter the ring with a young, hungry buck who has already proved himself once.
A second defeat would do nothing for his legacy, not to mention the physical toll it would take on a body. A different type of fight, fought with suits rather than fists, has already caught Klitschko's eye and might well prove more important.
Overnight, Fury has slapped a target on his bare chest that every heavyweight in the world will want to punch. On Saturday afternoon a rowdy pub discussion about the best heavyweight in Britain, never mind the world, would have thrown up several names that might not have been Fury's - but now there can be no doubt.
The multitude of gold that hangs from the champion's waist puts his merit beyond question. The likeliest and safest option for Fury is that he gets some title defences under his belt and establishes himself as the world champion against lesser opposition.
But is this a man who does anything conventionally? There are some gigantic occasions awaiting with Fury's name up in lights - where he will believe it always belonged.
David Haye, who twice withdrew from boxing Fury due to injury, is back on the scene. He's 35 and hasn't fought in three years, and Fury has made it clear he isn't interested.
But there is a score to be settled and a personal grudge to be quashed, made easier when a world heavyweight title tussle between two Englishman would generate big business and interest.
Wilder, the WBC champion, has already tweeted "I'm coming for you" at the new champion. A unification bout pitting a Brit against an American is one plotline that would be inevitably overawed by the prospect of two crazily colourful personalities duking it out.
Not to mention Anthony Joshua. He has long been billed as Britain's heavyweight hope since winning an Olympic gold and his journey continues against Dillian Whyte, live on Sky Sports Box Office on December The bruising battle between two undefeated punchers has taken on a whole new meaning now the world heavyweight championship belts reside on these shores.
The repeats start 9. Tyson Fury right defeated Wladimir Klitschko for the world title. Klitschko vs Fury Read how Fury defeated Klitschko here.
Fury reacts after becoming the heavyweight champion of the world.