Monday, March 31, 2008

Tony Thompson Interview

Tony "The Tiger" Thompson was recently interviewed on about his possible bout with Wladimir Klitschko. He basically said that the fight is most likely in the works but it's just a rumor that it is an actuality at this point in time. Here's what he had to say:

Benny Henderson Jr.: It has been reported that you are next in line for the IBF/WBO heavyweight title holder Wladimir Klitschko, sometime in July over in Germany, is there any truth to that?

Tony Thompson: It is a rumor until they give it to me man, I couldn’t really tell you until they get it to me, it is a rumor.

BH: So nothing has been signed?

TT: I heard it was in play but nothing yet. You know boxing as well as I do, so that is all I can tell you.

BH: You don’t have a problem with going back to Germany?

TT: No, I went to Germany and kicked Krasniqi’s ass, I’ll go over there and kick Klitschko’s ass too.

BH: What will you do differently in the fight against Klitschko than his last eight opponents?

TT: I am going to fight his ass, I am not going to stand back and be all petrified. I am going in there street fighting, it is going to be a good fight. One of us is going to go, I am not going to set back and let him pummel me, and I am going to make it a fight to be heavyweight champion of the world.

BH: Well, since it is not a done deal yet, what would you like to say to persuade them to make the fight?

TT: I think it is going to make a great heavyweight fight, Klitschko is a good fighter but you will not see the best of Klitschko until you see the best of his opponents. You will see the best of Tony Thompson, so you better see the best of Klitschko.

There is a correction I want to make on the article source. It is true Thompson has been waiting since last summer on the backburner for a shot at the title, but it wasn't for a shot with Wladimir Klitschko. It was for a shot with Sultan Ibragimov's WBO belt, which Wladimir recently acquired making him the WBO champion and Tony Thompson the mandatory challenger for him and not Sultan Ibragimov. Otherwise, a great interview and can be found by going here.

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