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Klitschko Trained Harder For Pianeta Than For David Haye

By Alexander Pavlov

IBF/WBA/IBO/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50KOs) put in more work for challenger Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15KOs) than he did for the 2011 clash with former two division beltholder David Haye. Wladimir defends the title against Pianeta on Saturday at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim.

According to manager Bern Boente, Wladimir put in more work, and more sparring rounds, than he did for the Haye encounter.

"Everyone knows that we were opposed to bidding on the fight between Klitschko and Povetkin before Wladimir completed his defense with Pianeta. However, nothing we did could avoid this. For many years I worked as a journalist, and I remember how so many fights were discussed but in the end they never happened. Therefore, I note that Pianeta is being taken very seriously. We saw him in action during the sparring sessions with Wladimir before the fight with Tony Thompson, so we know how strong he is," Boente said.

"To get ready for this fight, Wladimir spent the greatest amount of time in sparring than ever before, and that includes the preparation for the meeting with David Haye. On Saturday we will see that Klitschko is 100% ready."

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for Sportbox.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JAB5239 on 05-04-2013

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;13314222]I'll bet 500 billion that this fight is entertaining in either of the two ways: Wlad scores a highlight reel KO, or Pianeta surprises us and makes the fight somewhat competitive[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=JAB5239;13314341]Fine. We'll wager Pianeta will not be competitive, fair…

Comment by $Bullsfam$ on 05-01-2013

Because anybody who actually thought Haye would win were just blind Haye fans with his balls too deep down their throat. If you've ever even watched Haye fight you would have known Haye was never going to be even remotely…

Comment by JAB5239 on 05-01-2013

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;13314222]I'll bet 500 billion that this fight is entertaining in either of the two ways: Wlad scores a highlight reel KO, or Pianeta surprises us and makes the fight somewhat competitive[/QUOTE] Fine. We'll wager Pianeta will not be competitive, fair…

Comment by BostonGuy on 05-01-2013

[QUOTE=JAB5239;13314159][FONT="Tahoma"][COLOR="Navy"]Really? Would you care to bet on that scenario? I'll bet all my points against 500 billion of yours. That should be no prob for you since you can replenish your points as you wish. And no, I will not…

Comment by JAB5239 on 05-01-2013

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;13314142]You watch the fight because sometimes fighters surprise you or the unexpected happens or you get a spectacular highlight reel KO.[/QUOTE] [FONT="Tahoma"][COLOR="Navy"]Really? Would you care to bet on that scenario? I'll bet all my points against 500 billion of yours.…

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