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Chris Byrd: "Vitali Klitschko is a Joke"

By Rick Reeno

Chris Byrd in an interview with Boxing writer Tim Smith, called WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko a joke. He said that Danny Williams was nothing more then a punching bag and he hopes to get Vitali in the ring again.

"Did you see Frankenstein in that ring? I hope I get to fight him. He's a joke. (Williams) was a 270-pound punching bag. I wish I had that kind of punching bag in my gym." said Chris Byrd

There is still heat stemming from Byrd's defeat over Klitschko in 2000. Vitali ahead on all the scorecards and on his way to an easy decision win, retired on his stool in the tenthe round after suffering a torn rotator cuff in the bout. Klitschko was up 88-83, 88-83 and 89-82 on the judges' cards. Klitschko wants to avenge the loss and Byrd wants to show the world that the win was not a fluke.

At the moment, Byrd vs. Klitschko 2 is the biggest fight in the heavyweight division. There has been contradicting reports over why the rematch has not been made. The Klitshcko camp claims that King wants options on the fight winner and King has denied those claims.

Don King, promoter of the other three champions (Lamon Brewster, Chris Byrd and John Ruiz) in the heavyweight division, took the opportunity to take a few verbal jabs towards Vitali as well.

"You could have thrown a brick through Mandalay Bay and never hit anybody. Klitschko hit Danny Williams with the kitchen sink and the whole house and he still couldn't knock him out. I don't think that speaks too highly of a guy who wants to be known as the best heavyweight in the world." said King

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LittleBigMan on 01-18-2005

Byrd can talk as much shit as he wants until Klitschko avenges that loss

Comment by Miniwheat42 on 01-18-2005

wow - you are bloody brilliant. All you can do is throw insults around like a spoiled little brat. I guess it is true what they say... ignorance is bliss, isn't it? Have you even graduated from highschool? Your mother…

Comment by Dema Ironfist SteelHammer on 12-22-2004

Vitaly is Champ and Burd jsut jealous, after both Vitali and wladimir pinballed him all over the ring, he got lucky once with Vitaly, but Vitali's shoulder had already hilled and the lighting never strikes in the same tree twice,…

Comment by dempseyfire on 12-22-2004

[QUOTE=Miniwheat42]You are the one who needs to get a grip. The garbage you posted had nothing to do with facts - only opinion. This has absolutely nothing to do with "hanging off of someone's nuts" - as you so eloquently…

Comment by Dema Ironfist SteelHammer on 12-22-2004

Vitali is definitely, the great Champ and not less than that, Byrd is a bum, which is jealous that Vitali have better belt, Byrd has too big mouth and he should open it less often , Vitaly wil no doubt…

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