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Klitschko vs Valuev: Bern Mayor is Making a Run For It

By Inna Lagun (Allboxing.ru)

According to bernerzeitung.ch, Bern’s mayor Alexander Cheppet is planning a major gift to Swiss boxing fans. Cheppet wants to stage a heavyweight championship in Swiss capital in 2012, and, according to the same source, negotiations between Team Klitschko and Stade de Suisse are already under way.

Insiders inform that Cheppet is close to Marcel Wisler, who acts as the Klitschkos' representative in Switzerland. He also is acquainted with both brothers, and he has even visited them in Ukraine.

“During the Swiss Economical Forum I asked [WBC champion] Vitali to perform one more time in my city”, said Cheppet a month ago. As a reciprocal aid, Bern’s mayor is ready to help Klitschko in his political activities.

Marcel Wisler was a man, who helped to arrange Vitali’s fight against Kevin Johnson, which had also taken place in Switzerland late in 2009.

“The entire Europe is willing to host the Big Brothers’ next fight”, told Wisler. “Zurich, Bern and Tun are frontrunners in the race to find a new home for the heavyweight championship”.

Given the fact that Cheppet is in close contact with Brothers, Bern seems to be a logical home for the next show.

According to Wisler, Postfinance-Arena, which seats roughly 17 thousands witnesses, is too small.

“We are trying to resolve this issue by choosing Stade de Suisse”, said the representative of the stadium. The aforementioned arena seats around 31 thousand fans.

Meanwhile, the most desirable opponent for Vitali is a former two-time WBA heavyweight titleholder Nikolay Valuev. In 2007 Valuev fought in Switzerland and defeated Jameel McCline with the third-round TKO. Cheppet jokes, that he has already started to study the Russian language “in order to convince Valuev to take this battle in Bern”.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RonnieHornschuh on 09-02-2011

That quoted article is almost two months old...

Comment by Weltschmerz on 09-02-2011

Isn't Valuev retired?

Comment by SCtrojansbaby on 09-02-2011

They need to make Valuev fight a legit title eliminator first

Comment by Dat on 09-02-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;11071024]Dat - I see the basic concept of what you're getting at, but I would bet my left nut that valuev is the furthest thing from a bully. . . it's out of topic, but why not discuss it -…

Comment by UglyPug on 09-02-2011

[QUOTE=Medved;11070580]Buddy, Valuev shouldve killed the guy, wouldve been less headaches. In Russia we still do things right, lol @ court. Walk into a police station and say that in Russia that you wanna take some guy to court cuz he…

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