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 Last update:  5/14/2012       Read more by Luke Furman         
   
Steward: Thompson Will Be a Tough Fight For Klitschko
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By Luke Furman

On July 7th in Bern, Switzerland, IBF/WBO/IBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 50KOs) will make a mandatory defense against the IBF's number one rated boxer, Tony Thompson (36-2, 24KOs). Back in July of 2007, Klitschko stopped Thompson in the eleventh round of their battle. Before the stoppage, Thompson gave Klitschko some fits. The champion's trainer, Emanuel Steward, expects a very tough in the rematch.

"Among all the boxers who Wladimir faced once he became the champion of the world [for the second time], the most difficult opponent was Tony Thompson. We tried four different strategies in fight with him until we found the [the correct method]. Thompson was much tougher than Wladimir's other opponents because of his size, his stance and his relaxation in battle. He was the only boxer where Wladimir's jab didn't work," Steward said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

Tags: Wladimir Klitschko , Tony Thompson , Klitschko-Thompson , Klitschko vs Thompson


 

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comment by Drunk Punch, on 05-14-2012
The toughest thing about this rematch will be Wlad deciding what colour gloves to wear.

comment by Drunk Punch, on 05-14-2012
Thompson was rubbish last time and he'll be worse this time. What a joke. How do the German fans put up with this nonsense?

comment by TheHayeMaker, on 05-14-2012
[QUOTE=DigitalBeast]"...expects a very tough in the rematch..." Brain disease going around I'm not aware of? Anyways...wasn't Lennox KO'd in the first Rahman fight?... Who knows how this one will go? The guy is experienced and is also very tall. Plenty of mo.... seem to think the brothers win...

comment by DigitalBeast, on 05-14-2012
"...expects a very tough in the rematch..." Brain disease going around I'm not aware of? Anyways...wasn't Lennox KO'd in the first Rahman fight?... Who knows how this one will go? The guy is experienced and is also very tall. Plenty of mo.... seem to think the brothers win only because of heigh...

comment by Jack Napier, on 05-14-2012
don't see how it will be any different Thompson tried last time, which is all we can ask for but he wasn't really in the fight on rds and did no big damage Wlad will probably beat him easier and end it sooner better Thompson again than Chambers again though at least Thompson came to fight

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