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Klitschko Pokes Fun at Thompson's Knee Injury Claim

Wladimir Klitschko poked fun at Tony Thompson on the eve of their world heavyweight title clash in Switzerland on Saturday.

Klitschko defeated the American four years ago, stopping him in the 11th round after taking longer than normal to take out his opponent.

Thompson offered little in the way of offense on that occasion, afterwards blaming his performance on a knee injury.

The Ukrainian champion brought the issue up at the pre-fight press conference as he looks to extend his winning streak to 16.

"We sat here four years ago and you said you were going to beat me, you told me that you were going to knock me out," Klitschko said.

"You were very confident going in to the fight but you lost and after you said you were injured.

"I don't understand why you only said you had the injury after the fight..."

Klitschko has been accused of opting for easier fights in the past but he had no other option than to take on Thompson again because he is the IBF mandatory challenger.

"I had no choice (but to fight Thompson)," Klitschko added. "I have to defend my titles, but to fight Tony Thompson is definitely not an easy job. It's not going to be a vacation fight for me."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cupo303 on 07-06-2012

Comment by Cupo303 on 07-06-2012

I made a thread about this a few days ago: [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=557130[/url] [SIZE="3"]Watch the video, it's better. And I said: What a brilliant setup from the Heavyweight Champ. Others waste their time at the podium, talking nonsensical trash to hype up…

Comment by Tmann400 on 07-06-2012

Pretty pointless and to be quite frank, poor article. "Thompson showed little in the way of offense in the first fight" yet, he out landed Klitschko by almost 30 more punches, and landed at a higher percentage. I see this…

Comment by DigitalBeast on 07-06-2012

[QUOTE=mrlopez;12308457]didnt Thompson fight with a knee brace on in that 1st fight? either way, another wack opponent and another easy win for the lil Clit bro. #HWDIVISIONISWACK[/QUOTE] The "Clit" is you - talking like you're the **** online doesn't take…

Comment by mrlopez on 07-06-2012

didnt Thompson fight with a knee brace on in that 1st fight? either way, another wack opponent and another easy win for the lil Clit bro. #HWDIVISIONISWACK

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