Klitschko: Mormeck Picked After Everyone Else Said No

by Ruslan Chikov

IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko discussed the reasons behind the finalized fight with former cruiserweight champion Jean Marc Mormeck, who everyone views as a huge underdog. Wladimir defends his title against the 39-year-old Mormeck on March 3rd in Germany. Klitschko says his team attempted to approach Tyson Fury, Robert Helenius and Alexander Povetkin, but all three fighters turned him down for various reasons.

"Before the fight was made with Mormeck, we made an offer to Tyson Fury. Fury said 'I'm not ready.' We asked Helenius, who replied that he would be ready, but not until next year. We asked Povetkin - and he's also not ready. His coach [Teddy Atlas] specifically said that he is not ready - and he needs more time to be adjusted. We talked to every name and settled on Mormeck: who I consider a good choice and he is ranked in the top ten [in the ratings of the WBA, WBO and IBF]," Klitschko told Alexander Pavlov.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Superflo777 on 12-15-2011

[QUOTE=klitschkobrofan;11562688]That is an incorrect statement. Thompson did better than any other Wlad opponent for a long time and he even won a round or 2 but overall Wlad had better punch stats than he did before he KO'd him. But,…

Comment by klitschkobrofan on 12-14-2011

[QUOTE=Superflo777;11560376]I'd like to see a fight vs Thompson again, was very entertaining the first time. The tiger even landed more punches (though weaker ones) than Wlad.[/QUOTE] That is an incorrect statement. Thompson did better than any other Wlad opponent for…

Comment by Money Shot on 12-14-2011

The recent Seth Mitchell TKO2 win over Ibragimov (his first career stoppage loss) puts Mormeck in a slightly better light IMO considering he decisioned him in 2010. Nobody would sniff if Mitchell was named as a K2 opponent after that…

Comment by Superflo777 on 12-14-2011

I'd like to see a fight vs Thompson again, was very entertaining the first time. The tiger even landed more punches (though weaker ones) than Wlad.

Comment by small_warrior on 12-14-2011

sure mormeck will get his ass kicked, but he is a warrior. he will do his best and come in shape, unlike some other heavyweight those days...

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