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Steward: Thompson Will Be a Tough Fight For Klitschko

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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;12124331]"...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…

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…

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…

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