BEND, Oregon (November 2, 2005) – Like the Romanov Dynasty that ended with the Russian Revolution in 1917, WBC interim heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman stated today from his training camp that he would lead his own one man revolt to end the Klitschko Dynasty, beginning with a victory over older brother and WBC Champion Vitali Klitschko on November 12.
"I am going to tear down the House of Klitschko, brother by brother," Rahman said. “I am going to personally overthrow them. Boxing needs a people’s world champion, not a czar!”
Rahman, on a media conference call yesterday, discussed his imminent challenge for the championship title stating that he felt confident he would beat Vitali and would immediately seek out his younger brother Wladimir to accomplish the mission of being the first heavyweight to beat both brothers in consecutive battles.
"I like the idea of letting them bring the revenge factor into it and bring his brother on," said Rahman. “Unifying the titles and sending them both back to their motherland—the Ukraine—will give me great satisfaction.”
Legendary trainer Emmanuel Steward has also stated that the chances are strong for Rahman to accomplish such a feat. "I'd put them—Rahman and the two
Klitschkos—on the same level," he said. “Rahman might be the best heavyweight in boxing today and if he is preparing like I hear he's preparing, there’s a great chance for a victory for him.”
Promoted by Top Rank in association with K2 Promotions, Caesars Palace and Wynn Resort, Klitschko vs. Rahman for the heavyweight championship will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View, Saturday, November 12, from the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV.