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Klitschko Laughs at Charr Protest, Says KO Was Coming

Vitali Klitschko says he is bewildered after Germany's Manuel Charr lodged a protest following their WBC world title bout.

World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko says he is bewildered after Germany's Manuel Charr lodged a protest following his fourth-round technical knock-out defeat to the Ukrainian.

Klitschko earned a TKO win over Charr in Moscow on Saturday in their WBC world title bout after a cut opened over the German's right eye and the challenger also hit the canvas in the second round.

But Charr's management are protesting to the WBC on a technicality because the ring doctor treated the German in Klitschko's red corner, not Charr's blue corner, and Klitschko has reacted with bewilderment.

"What's the point of him doing that?" questioned the 41-year-old in a media conference in Kiev, Ukraine.

"Another round, or a maximum of two, and Charr would have been on the floor."

But Charr's management are hoping for a rematch with the champion.

"The protest is motivated by a clear and indisputable violation. The official rules were given to both teams the day before the fight in a meeting," said Pit Gleim, boss of Diamond Boy promotions, who manage Charr.

The protest has only a slim chance of being successful as Thomas Puetz, president of Germany's Professional Boxers Federation has already said there was no rule violation after the fight.

Klitschko is now focusing on the Ukrainian parliamentary elections on October 28 and there will be no negotiations of further fights before then.

Charr, a Beirut-born former kickboxer, suffered the first defeat of his 22-fight career to Klitschko.

"I can't sleep since Saturday night, my victory was stolen from me. We have to box again," wrote Charr on his Facebook page.

Having been put on the canvas as early as the second round, Charr was well beaten in Moscow.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jimmy1569 on 09-12-2012

[QUOTE=Tiozzo;12501248]it's true in both cases but since they weren't actually knocked out off their feet, they whine and whine and whine :peeright:[/QUOTE] So this dude wasn't saved by the bell in rd 2? Name one similar connection to the Lewis…

Comment by jimmy1569 on 09-12-2012

[QUOTE=Capaedia;12501079][IMG]http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr28/Alakasam_2008/Boxing%20Librarium/Klitschkos.gif[/IMG][/QUOTE] This video is HIGH-larious.... the bros are laughing at the entire heavyweight landscape... including this Charr-broiled dummy who got his opportunity & now wants to take advantage again when he had ABSOLUTELY zero chance of victory... first off Vitali…

Comment by DigitalBeast on 09-11-2012

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;12501058]What's the point of Lewis-Vital continuing? Vitali was going to go down in the next couple of rounds.[/QUOTE] Comparing a highly competitive fight and this one? That's smart...

Comment by Tiozzo on 09-11-2012

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;12501054]I agree with Vitali in this case but ironically this is what Lewis said after his win over Vitali.[/QUOTE] it's true in both cases but since they weren't actually knocked out off their feet, they whine and whine and whine…

Comment by Michael Paine on 09-11-2012

Klitschko is laughing all the way to the bank with the morons money that actually paid to watch that ****.

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