Daily Archives: November 11, 2012

In tribute to Manny Steward, Wladimir Klitschko brutally batters Mariusz Wach and continues to threaten the great Joe Louis

In a fitting tribute to International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Manny Steward who died last month after a short battle with diverticulitis at the age of 68, The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion “Dr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko savagely brutalized mammoth Polish fighter “The Viking” Mariusz Wach to earn a shutout unanimous decision triumph yesterday at the O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The 6-foot-6, 243 pound Klitschko (59-3, 51 KOs), who has triumphed in 17 consecutive bouts since being TKO’d by Lamon Brewster in April 2004, took Steward’s advice and hired his primary sparring partner, Johnathon … Continue reading

Posted in Boxing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

At 47, Bernard Hopkins would outclass the 25-year-old Nathan Cleverly

WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly successfully defended his crown against American Shawn Hawk with an eighth round TKO on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Cleverly (25-0, 12 KOs), also a former European, British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight champ, somewhat struggled against Hawk (21-1-1, 17 KOs) until he began focusing on landing shots to the body. “I enjoyed this, I enjoyed the atmosphere. He was a tough opponent but eventually I broke him down,” said Cleverly, 25, a Welshman who was battling for only the second time on US soil. “I’m really looking forward to coming back … Continue reading

Posted in Boxing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment