By Frank Warren
THERE was a controversial end to the big heavyweight fight last weekend between Vitali Klitschko and Odlanier Solis in Germany.
I say "fight" but there was not much action as Klitschko got the job done in the first round.
Solis took an early shot to the top of the head, went down and in doing so damaged the ligaments in a knee.
He was immediately branded a quitter but, although it didn't look good, I think both the knockdown and injury were genuine.
Sometimes in the first round or two, punches can have more of an effect than later, especially those to the topside of the head which can cause boxers to lose equilibrium. Also Solis did fall awkwardly.
The heavyweight division is in need of a boost, so it was a real shame that we got another controversial non-fight last week.
I can't see things getting better until either the Klitschko brothers fight each other, or one of them gets beaten. Obviously, the former won't happen, so someone needs to take their world titles away. David Haye may stand a chance.
Haye was highly critical of Vitali, claiming he has fought nobodies. Well we won't mention the 'A' word - and he cannot rate Lennox Lewis much!
Klitschko stood toe to toe with Lewis in LA, a fight that was sold out and drew massive attention in the States.
Many believe, including me, that had Klitschko not been badly cut, he may have won. In the five rounds they boxed, there wasn't much between them.
Both Klitschko brothers have faced better opponents than Haye has at heavyweight. There has been speculation that Vitali might retire after his next couple of fights.
But why should he when life is so easy for him at the moment?
It's not clear yet whether Haye will fight Vitali or Wladimir.
As for Dereck Chisora, Wladimir was contracted to fight him, so watch this space.
'BOXING politics' is an excuse bandied around for fights not being made.
But the public shouldn't blame promoters and need to look at some of the fighters. Floyd Mayweather is demanding $100m to fight Manny Pacquiao. So it's no surprise the fight is not getting made in the next 20 years.
CARL FROCH will face veteran American super-middleweight Glen Johnson in the States on June 4.
It's the semi-final of the Super Six tournament - which seems to have been going on longer than the 100 Years War. The Cobra should win this one.
I WAS impressed with the way Liam Walsh retained his Commonwealth super-featherweight title at the weekend.
He is turning into a classy little fighter - Norfolk may have a star!
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