Jameel McCline eyes weak division and wants a shot
Slowly, surely, steadily, heavyweight Jameel McCline is climbing the rankings of the major sanctioning bodies (#10 WBO and top-15 in the WBC/IBF) and is eager to take the next step along the comeback trail by taking on one of the divisionâ€™s champions or, failing that, one of the top-rated contenders.
â€œLast month, I showed everyone Iâ€™m back and better than ever,â€? McCline insists. â€œNow that Iâ€™ve got your attention again, Iâ€™m sending out a message to all the other heavyweights: Jameel McCline wants to fight you. I am challenging any of the champions or any top-rated heavyweight in the world. I'll fight anyone, anywhere. I want to be back on top and I don't fear any of these guys.â€?
McCline (38-6-3, 23 KOs) isnâ€™t finished with what he started at the late age of 26, and his July 21 decision over once-beaten Terry Smith on ESPN2â€™s Friday Night Fights indicates thereâ€™s still a lot of fight left in the big man.
With six consecutive victories under his belt, the 6â€™6â€? slugger says heâ€™s ready to reposition himself among the top-ten heavyweights â€œby staying busy and rededicating myself to boxing,â€? he says. â€œIâ€™m in the shape of my life and Iâ€™m ready to take out whoever I have to. When Iâ€™m in top physical and mental condition, thereâ€™s not a heavyweight in the world who can hang with me. I dare any top heavyweight in the world to get in the ring. Youâ€™re going to get hurt, Big Time!â€? Read more at the BLOG
Who will win? Wladimir Klitschko or Tyson Fury?