September in Review: Klitschko is best heavyweight of generation
History may have a few questions for
History, however, cannot question one irrefutable fact: Wladimir Klitschko is the best heavyweight of his generation.
Klitschko (55-3, 49 KOs) reminded us of just how good he really is last month, when he delivered a stunning 10th-round knockout of
It looked easy. Klitschko's fights usually do. Under the guidance of
Still, Klitschko says defeating Peter was more challenging than it looked.
"Peter was much stronger than he was when he fought [brother]
Staying focused hasn't been easy for Klitschko, especially with the dearth of challengers. Most top-10 rankings are broken up into two categories: those who have been beaten by Klitschko and those who stand no chance against him. WBA champion
"He put his tail between his legs and ran away," Klitschko said. "He is embarrassing. I tried everything to get him to fight me, but he found another way to fight Harrison. He is trying to play smart and keep the title. I'll let him do it. He knows he is going to get knocked out. In fact, I think even if he doesn't fight me, he is going to lose the title to someone else."
Even with Haye out of the picture, Klitschko plans to stay active. He has targeted Dec. 11 for his next fight and has whittled the list of challengers to outspoken and undefeated British champion
"I need some names in the heavyweight division," Klitschko said. "I'm not going to wait for anyone. I don't want to be dependent on anyone. When you have no choices, you are forced to fight whoever is there. Your hands are tied behind your back."
While the choices for December aren't very attractive, Klitschko is hoping 2011 will bring new challenges. He plans to go after Haye again after his next fight and says he would like to fight in the U.S. against
"I would love to fight Adamek," Klitschko said. "He's been building himself up really well."
At 34, Klitschko is nearing the age where some boxers consider retirement. However, the former Olympic gold medalist said he has no timetable for such a move.
"I'm not an old fart," he said. "The question is a little funny because it reminds me of my age. I don't feel old. My style keeps me young. I'm so careful with my chin. Before I get hit, I'm going to knock the other guy out. To me, boxing is a chess game. And I still really enjoy it." --
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• I'd like to bet David Haye a million dollars that he doesn't retire next year like he says he will. Make that two million.
• Sanctioning bodies make me sick. The latest nausea moment came courtesy of the IBF, which ruled that junior welterweight
• Some day,
• Don't ask me why, but I'm looking forward to
• Got to give it up for Top Rank for putting together a pretty strong undercard for next month's Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito fight.
• Contrary to some reports, Wladimir Klitschko has not and is not seriously considering
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There were lots of great knockouts in September -- with
"This fight is going to be as one-sided as a gang rape by a pack of silverback gorillas."
"If I apologised for every stupid/ignorant thing i said, I wouldn't have time for anything else during the day!"
Kim Ju-hee (right) absorbs a vicious right hand from