Mar 19, 2011 19:26 EDT
World champion Vitali Klitschko defended his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday amid farcical scenes with a first-round knock-out of Cuban challenger Odlanier Solis.
Jan 11, 2011 05:52 EST
BERLIN (Reuters) - WBC heavyweight champion Vitaly Klitschko will defend his title against 2004 Olympic champion Odlanier Solis from Cuba in Colonge on March 19, the Ukrainian said on Tuesday.
Dec 25, 2010 10:20 EST
BERLIN (Reuters) - Ukraine brothers Vladimir and Vitali Klitschko, who hold four out of five world heavyweight title crowns, promised on Saturday a much-anticipated fight with WBA champion David Haye would take place next year.
Dec 16, 2010 19:58 EST
As Manny Pacquiao powers on in the lighter divisions, in 2011 the eyes of the boxing world will be on the eagerly awaited heavyweight unification bout between David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko.
Nov 15, 2010 14:29 EST
Previous attempts to set-up a fight between Haye and Klitschko, or his younger brother Wladimir, that many boxing pundits believe is necessary for the credibility of a tainted heavyweight division have foundered on arguments over both payments and venues.
Oct 20, 2010 10:57 EDT
Briggs lost to the Ukrainian on points here last Saturday, but was left with concussion and fractures to both his cheekbones and nose after going 12 rounds with Klitschko.
Oct 20, 2010 10:20 EDT
WBA champ Haye said he plans to retire before his 31st birthday on October 13, 2011 and wants to be be the undisputed heavyweight champion - by taking either Vitali Klitschko's WBC title, or Vladimir's IBF and WBO crowns.
Oct 19, 2010 06:12 EDT
Briggs lost to the Ukrainian on points, but was left with concussion and fractures to his cheekbones and nose and a shoulder injury.
Oct 18, 2010 13:55 EDT
Boxer Shannon Briggs to stay in hospital for arm injury after beating by Klitschko. Heavyweight Shannon Briggs is staying in the hospital because of an injury to his left biceps from his weekend loss to Vitali Klitschko.
Oct 17, 2010 13:54 EDT
The 39-year-old - who easily retained his title on points on Saturday over American opponent Shannon Briggs - and his younger brother Vladimir hold every title in the division apart from the one owned by Haye.
Oct 16, 2010 19:16 EDT
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Ukraine's Vitali Klitschko retained his WBC world heavyweight title by beating American Shannon Briggs on points Saturday.
Oct 16, 2010 19:11 EDT
Klitschko retains WBC heavyweight title, battering Briggs to earn lopsided decision. Vitali Klitschko punished Shannon Briggs for 12 brutal rounds Saturday to retain his WBC heavyweight title with a unanimous decision.
Oct 16, 2010 18:46 EDT
The 39-year-old Klitschko was putting his belt on the line for the fifth time since claiming the title in October 2008 against Nigeria's Samuel Peter after a four year spell in retirement.
Oct 11, 2010 12:05 EDT
Ukraine's WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will be beaten so badly next Saturday in Hamburg that he will be forced to retire, said American challenger Shannon Briggs on Monday.
Sep 23, 2010 21:31 EDT
5th Street Gym in Miami Beach _ where Dundee and Ali worked their magic _ finally reopens. Just like old times, Angelo Dundee and Muhammad Ali were together again at the gym they made famous.
Sep 11, 2010 18:31 EDT
Wladimir Klitschko stops Samuel Peter in 10th round to retain heavyweight titles. Wladimir Klitschko kept this one from going to the scorecards.
Aug 18, 2010 09:03 EDT
World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will defend his WBC title against US fighter Shannon Briggs on October 16 in Hamburg, it was announced on Wednesday.
Aug 18, 2010 07:17 EDT
BERLIN (Reuters) - WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will fight American Shannon Briggs on October 16 in Hamburg, the Ukrainian confirmed on Wednesday.
Jul 29, 2010 14:48 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - Shannon Briggs is looking forward to ending the career of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko after announcing on Thursday that he will fight the Ukranian on October 16.
Jul 30, 2009 17:27 EDT
Former heavyweight champ, Olympic silver medalist Sultan Ibragimov retires. Former heavyweight champion Sultan Ibragimov has decided to retire, more than a year after losing his title in a one-sided decision to Wladimir Klitschko.