Advertisement
Advertisement

Photos: Klitschko, Thompson Face Off at The Weigh-In

By Jake Donovan

Wladimir Klitschko and Tony Thompson have done their best to insist that things will be very different in their rematch this Saturday at Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland.

Friday’s trip to the scales for the official weigh-in serves as a good starting point.

Klitschko came in at a career-high 249.12 lb, while Thompson’s weight of 244.71 lb was his lightest in more than five years.

The bout is a rematch to their heavyweight championship almost four years ago to the date.

Thompson (36-2, 24KO) was brave early on but fell apart in the second half and suffered an 11th round knockout, the lone stoppage loss of his career. The American challenger has since won five straight, though has not fought since scoring a third round knockout of Maurice Harris last May.


Klitschko (57-3, 50KO) makes the 5th defense of his lineal title reign and the 12th defense of his third alphabet reign which extends back to April ’06. The fight is his first in Switzerland, though marks his sixth straight stadium fight where an attendance of 32,000 is expected for the heavyweight bout.

The event airs live on premium network EPIX at 4:30PM ET/1:30PM PT. The show will also stream live on its website at EpixHD.com and on the Jumbotron at Times Square in New York City.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pedro1098 on 07-07-2012

the question is..which would you watch is both were aired at the same time?

Comment by Jim Jeffries on 07-07-2012

[QUOTE=pedro1098;12309582]does this fight get you excited? NO..again k2 picks another punching bag.. now next week this forum will be buzzing over a fight in the uk! lets face it..if wad v thomp & haye v chiz were shown at the…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 07-07-2012

[QUOTE=pedro1098;12309582]does this fight get you excited? NO..again k2 picks another punching bag.. now next week this forum will be buzzing over a fight in the uk! lets face it..if wad v thomp & haye v chiz were shown at the…

Comment by Bobby No Sex on 07-07-2012

heavyweight is shiet!

Comment by pedro1098 on 07-07-2012

does this fight get you excited? NO..again k2 picks another punching bag.. now next week this forum will be buzzing over a fight in the uk! lets face it..if wad v thomp & haye v chiz were shown at the…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (43)
Top Headlines Thurman Will Focus on Danny Garcia's WBC Belt After Porter Hearn: Brook vs. Vargas Possible, Peterson Still in The Running Frank Warren on Hughie Fury-Fred Kassi, Liverpool's Big Win Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-Garcia, Golovkin-Canelo, More James DeGale is Eager To End The Callum Smith Hype Train Canelo's Coach Rejects Claim That Khan's Chin is Poor: It's a Myth! Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II: Pre-Fight Report Card Lipinets: Me and Ortiz Went To War in Camp, He'll Beat Berto Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Now Battle Over - Mike Tyson Canelo's Coach: Golovkin Has Beaten Nobody, Lower Level Foes! Casimero Vows To Get Revenge on Amnat Ruenroeng on May 25 Dirrell Brothers, Jonathan Guzman Win Big In Atlantic City Orlando Salido Reacts To Francisco Vargas' Positive Drug Test Pano Tiatia, Other Dunkin Fighters Set For Action on Victory Card Beibut Shumenov Files Protest Against Dorticos-Kalenga WBA Clash Marquez Pleads With Canelo, De La Hoya To Make Golovkin Fight Povetkin: Wilder's 'Klitschko Tactics' Won't Work, Maybe He's Nervous Photos: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Try To Intimidate Each Other Photos/Weights: Pedro Campa vs. Jose Alfaro, More Hearn Explains Rift With DeGale, Situation With Haymon - Video Video: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Tense Face To Face at Weighin Lolenga Mock Outscores David Becarra Over Ten Rounds Callum Smith Hits Washington To Scout Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Fury Just Wants To Be Left Alone To Enjoy a Chicken Sandwich Francisco Vargas Granted Temporary License, Must Submit To Additional Testing Vasyl Lomachenko: Nicholas Walters Kept Making Excuses Rances Barthelemy-Mickey Bey Tops PBC on Spike, June 3 Photos: Badou Jack, James DeGale, Bute, Medina Ready To Fight Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits The Campaign Trail in Senate Bid News: Marquis Moore; Orlando Del Valle; Dashon Johnson Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Make Weight For Battle All Fighters Make Weight For Showtime Double In D.C. Khan: Beating Canelo Would Be Monumental For British Boxing DeGale: I Told Badou Jack 'You're Next, Green Belt is Coming To UK' Bellew vs. Makabu Title Clash Officially Unveiled Weights From London: Fury 231, Kassi 233 Carl Frampton Relinquishes IBF 122-Pound Crown Kovalev's Promoter Details How Chilemba/Russia Deal Came About Andre Dirrell 'Definitely' Would Go To England For DeGale Rematch Porter: Thurman Doesn't Work on The Inside, Smarter Fighter Wins
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement