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Valuev: "Johnson is Nothing Special, Klitschko By KO"

Valuev: Johnson is nothing special

By Andrey Krikunov

The former WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev shared his opinion on the upcoming bout between the owner of the WBC belt Vitali Klitschko and Kevin Johnson. The American used to be Valuev's sparring-partner, that's why he knows Johnson well enough.

“When I was preparing for the bout with Monte Barrett I worked with Johnson in Chicago, - told Valuev to Blik newspaper. - "After that he came to Germany to spar with me. To tell you the truth, the American is nothing special as a boxer. We worked with him only because of his speed – he has fast left hand."

Nikolay, as many others, doesn’t think that Johnson can be a threat for Vitali. “I think that Klitschko will win by a knockout, and a clean one, not technical. Though I won’t predict in which round. Of course I will cheer for Vitali. Why do I have to support Johnson?"

Also Valuev says that he is ready to fight Klitschko and that now that he doesn’t have a belt Vitali can be more interested in that fight because the purse will be divided for his benefit.

“Now the most painful issue for the Klitschko brothers is gone - the financial question. I've lost my title, though I don't think that I lost to David Haye. But that happened and now I’m not in the place to dictate financial conditions. But I think that it’s undeniable fact that my bout with Klitschko is still the most desired fight for the post-Soviet countries," - told Valuev.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ChopperRead on 12-08-2009

[QUOTE=sultanisking;6906613]vitali by points, mans out of breath when he enters the ring, haye will humilate him and his bro, like the afghans humiliated the soviets 20 years ago..[/QUOTE] LOL. This is the same Vitali that WENT OUT FOR A RUN…

Comment by edgarg on 12-08-2009

[QUOTE=sultanisking;6906831]artur, my friend, i saw his last fight he was drained to the max half way thru and no afghans didnt humiliate the soviets.. just made them withdraw and lead them to collapse[/QUOTE] Vitali Klitschko ALWAYS fights with his mouth…

Comment by The_Demon on 12-07-2009

i agree big val War vitali :boxing:

Comment by Borko on 12-07-2009

[QUOTE=Artur Kyshenko;6907231]Ok so u predict Vitali by points, im fine with that even though its wrong) and about war.. Afghans didnt make USSR to withdraw. if you compare deaths you'd know what are you talking about. They ended up building…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 12-07-2009

[QUOTE=Artur Kyshenko;6906755]Vitli fights with open mouth for 10 years my friend.. and Afhgans didnt humiliate Soveits either!![/QUOTE] You might be right and the Afghans may not have humiliated the Soviets they just helped to destroy the empire.

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