The call came last week, just as I was boarding a plane to Salt Lake City. On the other end of the line was
Boente was calling to offer his comments on my recent piece in
"We thought [the story] could have been a little better," said Boente. "But we thought it was fair -- and probably true."
That's the unfortunate part. It
The storylines for Peter-Wladimir Klitschko are all there. In 2005, Klitschko was dropped three times before rallying to win a unanimous decision over Peter, hanging the first loss on the Nigerian champion. In that fight Peter was the heavier puncher but it was Klitschko who was the better boxer, scoring points against Peter with pinpoint precision.
Since that time both fighters have changed. Peter answered some questions with his decisive win over Maskaev, but his questionable performance against journeyman
Sadly, it may never happen. Negotiations between Peter (who is under
The Klitschkos need to have a meeting of the minds. Vitali Klitschko's time has come and gone. He grabbed the spotlight in an epic battle with
Maskaev probably fought his final title fight. Injuries have prevented the 39-year old from fighting for two years and a lackluster performance against Peter probably ended his career, or at least dumped him back into the journeyman category. ... Since when is Cancun a boxing hot spot? Granted, I would have been more than willing to travel to the Mexican vacation haven to cover the fight (remember that, SI boxing editor