First Wladimir Klitschko Fight of 2015 Could Be In NYC

Wladimir-Klitschko 2015Wladimir Klitschko is still the top dog in the heavyweight division, but his Q Score rating in the US isn't what it could be, simply because he stages most of his bouts in his nation of residence, Germany.

But Klitschko's buzz-factor in the US could get a boost, I'm hearing on the street, because his next bout, after he deals with Kubrat Pulev (age 33; 20-0 with 11 KOs) on Nov. 15 in Hamburg, could be held in America, and in New York.

Rumor is that Bernd Bonte was making the rounds in NYC this week, talking to all the usual suspects when one is planning to stage a bout in the greatest city in the world, and wishes to televise that event. Bonte is the 38-year-old Wlad's right-hand manager regarding the Klitschko promotional entity which serves as the stagers for the supremely talented brothers from the Ukraine, Vitali, who now fights within the political arena, and younger brother Wladimir, who holds the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight crowns.

When the 62-3 Wladimir might glove up after the November meetup against and against who isn't clear, but it seems like chances are good that his next scrap will take place in NYC. Watch this space, and follow me on Twitter for more on this issue.

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-The Commish :

Wladimir Klitschko is still the top dog in the heavyweight division, but his [url=http://www.thesweetscience.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_Score]Q Score rating in the US isn't what it could be, simply because he stages most of his bouts in his nation of residence, Germany. But Klitschko's buzz-factor in the US could get a boost, I'm hearing on the street, because his next bout, after he deals with Kubrat Pulev (age 33; 20-0 with 11 KOs) on Nov. 15 in Hamburg, could be held in America, and in New York. Rumor is that Bernd Bonte was making the rounds in NYC this week, talking to all the usual suspects when one is planning to stage a bout in the greatest city in the world, and wishes to televise that event. Bonte is the 38-year-old Wlad's right-hand manager regarding the Klitschko promotional entity which serves as the stagers for the supremely talented brothers from the Ukraine, [url=http://www.thesweetscience.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitali_Klitschko]Vitali, who now fights within the political arena, and younger brother Wladimir, who holds the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight crowns. When the 62-3 Wladimir might glove up after the November meetup against and against who isn't clear, but it seems like chances are good that his next scrap will take place in NYC. Watch this space, and [url=http://www.thesweetscience.com/https://twitter.com/Woodsy1069]follow me on Twitter for more on this issue.
Maybe it will be against Shannon Briggs. Hope so. LET'S GO, CHAMP! -Randy G.


-Radam G :

Maybe it will be against Shannon Briggs. Hope so. LET'S GO, CHAMP! -Randy G.
Talking about "LET'S GO, CHAMP!" And all of that. Holla at the saddest scene ever in a boxing movie. Lil' toddler Radam G's bit scene didn't survive the cutting of the flick, but Lil' Ricky's did:
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU7NGJw0kR8. By no means is this a hint of what might go down in a dance between Doc Wlad and S-Briggs. Holla!


-stormcentre :

Man, I probably shouldn't be so cynical (realistic?) but the photo accompanying this riveting news "First Wladimir Klitschko Fight of 2015 Could Be In NYC" could also serve as a jungle juice advertisement. Aside from the pimples/sores; Wlad (in the photo) just looks like he has all the hallmarks of a jungle bunny that ran his race on jungle juice for far too long. Still, can't wait to the 1st First Wladimir Klitschko Fight of 2015 in NYC !!! What else could you ask for? One thing though, what are the chances that Mr. Briggs will be there to leach off on Wlad's publicity? If I were Toney (and Toney has heard Shannon's cries and offered him a chance to dance) I would attend Wlad's exciting 1st fight of 2015 in NYC . . . . wait for Briggs to start arcing up and whining; then upstage Briggs at his own game and call him out. Now that would be funny. James, if you're reading . . . please do it. Otherwise, if I'm at NYC when Wlad first fights in 2015 . . . chances are I will be asleep.


-Radam G :

Man, I probably shouldn't be so cynical (realistic?) but the photo accompanying this riveting news "First Wladimir Klitschko Fight of 2015 Could Be In NYC" could also serve as a jungle juice advertisement. Aside from the pimples/sores; Wlad (in the photo) just looks like he has all the hallmarks of a jungle bunny that ran his race on jungle juice for far too long. Still, can't wait to the 1st First Wladimir Klitschko Fight of 2015 in NYC !!! What else could you ask for? One thing though, what are the chances that Mr. Briggs will be there to leach off on Wlad's publicity? If I were Toney (and Toney has heard Shannon's cries and offered him a chance to dance) I would attend Wlad's exciting 1st fight of 2015 in NYC . . . . wait for Briggs to start arcing up and whining; then upstage Briggs at his own game and call him out. Now that would be funny. James, if you're reading . . . please do it. Otherwise, if I'm at NYC when Wlad first fights in 2015 . . . chances are I will be asleep.
It may just be me. But "Lights Out" Toney may need a translator present also. His diction is difficult to understand when he gets excited. Holla!


-stormcentre :

It may just be me. But "Lights Out" Toney may need a translator present also. His diction is difficult to understand when he gets excited. Holla!
Yes, he is a little tricky to decipher isn't he? Wonder why?


-brownsugar :

They already use screen captions on most stations to relay Toneys dialogue... As if you're watching a foreign film... Some say its insulting. Others say its necessary. I say there's probably a reason for that.


-stormcentre :

I say it's - in some ways - hilarious. Toney is a maser boxer and great entertainment. There is a video out there of Toney, with captions, where, he must be loaded or off his face on something. As his speech is so unintelligible that, by comparison, it makes his normal "communication" seem to be perfectly coherent and understandable. When I first saw it, I was, humorously, stunned. It's still worth a watch today. Can't keep a good man down as they say.


-stormcentre :

Here it is . . . .
->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtmRcfTU74E Try and not laugh, or at least smile; as you watch it.


-Radam G :

Here it is . . . .
->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtmRcfTU74E Try and not laugh, or at least smile; as you watch it.
That is so pathetic that I cannot laugh. I think the interview was done after "Lights Out" was voiced out and tired from working out. His words appear to be slurring from tiredness, not punch drunkness. In that video is the worst that I heard him try to articulate. Holla!


-stormcentre :

That is so pathetic that I cannot laugh. I think the interview was done after "Lights Out" was voiced out and tired from working out. His words appear to be slurring from tiredness, not punch drunkness. In that video is the worst that I heard him try to articulate. Holla!
I reckon it is - from a humour standpoint - pure GOLD.


-stormcentre :

Here’s another Toney gem.
->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1KEBGu92d0 5.30 into the video James is asked (after the hosts complement JT on stopping Evander Holyfield) what’s best; A) Making your opponent quit. B) Knocking your opponent out James’ answer is both beautiful and a great example of how boxing is the theatre of life/unexpected . . . . , ”Oh, I like putting them on their back”. When pressed and asked “surely it’s a better feeling to know that your opponent is saying (quitting) “I can’t take no more of this azz whupping”, James artfully states with absolute conviction; It’s a far better feeling when you stand over somebody and tell them to get your azz up – there’s nothing like that – nothing at all”. James is just alright by me.


-deepwater2 :

At a fight card, A few years back Toney was smoking Cigars with a few of us outside. You are not supposed to inhale cigars but just draw in the smoke hold it and let it out. Toney inhaled his whole cigar. A total no no. The man didn't even cough once. He also had gigantic church hills which is like 3 cigars in one. By the time we were finishing our sticks,Toney lit up another. I think that habit is ruining his voice and lungs. He reminds me of two ton Tony Gallento.


-stormcentre :

Good story D2. (Hey that [D2] sounds like that robot out of Star Wars (what's his name?) - sorry man I was only recently abducted by aliens [in a cigar shaped spacecraft] and haven't recovered - just ask the Commish). Even when puffing on cigars James is breaking all the rules - I think he has his own line of cigars now. There's something heavy, deep, and hardcore about James that I love. I also love hearing the old commentary authored by Manny Steward, when Manny tells how James would just rock up to the gym and spar all and everyone; regardless of the skill/size disparity. Steward, during the Nunn or Barkley fight (I think), said words to the effect that James is just so deep and mean that he's probably one of the toughest fighters he's seen. During the first Rahman fight Manny's words about how well James can fight exhausted made me realise of a boxing quality that's easy to overlook and one I had long forgot; when assessing closely matched (and therefore non Top Rank) fights. That pretty much sums up James last quarter of his career, as he has not been one much for elite fitness - preferring instead to let the combination of his superior skills and ability to box/fight on a platform of limited stamina do the "talking".