Friday, April 4, 2008

Wladimir Klitschko Looking For IBF Exception

Wladimir Klitschko has two mandatory bouts due between IBF mandatory Alexander Povetkin and WBO mandatory Tony Thompson. Tony "The Tiger" Thompson has been waiting long so Wlad has opted to challenge him 1st, and is waiting for the OK from the IBF to proceed.

If all goes well the fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Tony Thompson would take place July 12th on HBO somewhere in Germany.

Shelly Finkel, Klitschko's adviser had the following to say:

"It looks like if they [the IBF] grant our wishes it will be Tony next,"

"Tony has been waiting the longest and that is the direction we want to go in,"

"He deserves the first shot."

While Tony Thompson's promoter Dan Goossen had this to say:

"We've certainly been talking with them and hopefully moving forward,"

"I'd love to have it come to reality because Tony has been very patient and hardworking, and it would be a great opportunity for him. I think he has the style and size to beat Klitschko."

Klitschko recently turned down $5 million to fight Povetkin, because he doesn't want the bout on another promoters (Sauerland Event) fight card, since he could do a better job himself as far as economics, etc.


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