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 Last update:  3/21/2011       Read more by Ruslan Chikov         
   
Wladimir Says Oner Tried To Stop Handwraps Review
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By Ruslan Chikov

According to IBO/WBO/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, there was controversy even before the boxers stepped in the ring on Saturday night in Cologne, Germany. Wladimir says promoter Ahmet Oner of Arena Box was trying to prevent him from entering Odlanier Solis' dressing room to watch the Cuban fighter getting his hands wrapped. The contract grants permission to a member of each camp to enter the opposing dressing room to watch the boxer get his hands wrapped. Wladimir was camp member selected by his older brother, WBC champion Vitali Klitschko.

After some backroom arguing, Wladimir was granted permission to enter the dressing room. Even at the official weigh-in there was a dispute over the gloves. Solis' trainer wanted to use gloves that were outside of the agreed brand in the fight contract.

The fight itself had more controversy when Vitali knocked Solis down with a right hand and the Cuban boxer injured his knee and couldn't continue beyond the first round of the fight.

Tags: Wladimir Klitschko , Vitali Klitschko , Odlanier Solis , Klitschko-Solis , Klitschko vs Solis



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comment by Bierstadt, on 03-22-2011
[QUOTE=gingeralbino]im just imagining Haye and Booth when Vitali tries to get into the dressing room before he fights Wlad. Its just a shame they'll be expecting it, it would be better if that was a surprise[/QUOTE] Haye will feint right there on the spot.

comment by BrooklynBomber, on 03-22-2011
[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll]I hope Haye includes all of this in the contract that way there is no controversy. It would be nice if he makes the Klitschko that he fights take Olympic style drug testing too.[/QUOTE] But that will mean he will have to take it himself.

comment by Chillman, on 03-21-2011
The Klitschkos ALWAYS send the other brother to oversee the opponent's hand wrapping, that's old news and shouldn't surprise anyone. And Wlad is right, Öner and Solis' trainer tried to play mind games right before the fight, it was shown live on RTL.

comment by ChopperRead, on 03-21-2011
Oner is a crook, a liar, a charlatan, and a bozo. Maybe he was going to do a little Margarito-style handwrapping for Solis. If SpongeBob ever wants to resurrect his career, he should start by firing Oner.

comment by ChopperRead, on 03-21-2011
[QUOTE=Die Antwoord]Haye fear olympics style drug testing and has said numerous times he fears needles, but he has let 20 guys anal him. Povetkin tried the OSDT thing on Wlad...Wlad immediately said sure thing, if you werent a retard you would know that in Germany the testing they do is actually...

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