V. Klitschko Doubles Charr's Money; Final Offer Time

By Luke Furman

According to the Ukrainian media, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs) has doubled the financial offer to undefeated Manuel Charr (21-0, 11 KOs) for a potential fight on September 8. It may take place in Germany or the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. 

The 27-year-old Syrian has yet to sign a contract because the two sides have not reached a financial agreement. Charr was apparently not satisfied with the original offer of 200,000 euros. However, KMG [Klitscko Management Group] made a new offer - and the fee is estimated to be at 400,000 euros.

If Charr still deems the offer as being too low, then the 40-year-old champion will make a proposal to another opponent. Other potential foes include Mariusz Wach, Bermane Stiverne, Luis Ortiz and Seth Mitchell.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jam Jars on 06-23-2012

Typical Klitschko move, fight a BS unknown that shouldn't be anywhere near a world title and pay them peanuts.

Comment by Hitman932 on 06-22-2012

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;12269045]I'd rather see Arreola, even Seth Mitchell. Manuel Charr is a horrible choice for a final defense.[/QUOTE] I think Arreola has made up his mind he wants to fight Wladimir as he sees it as a better match up for…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 06-22-2012

[QUOTE=joe strong;12268591]i'd prefer to see these fights as well. both are higher ranked & should be considered. arreola is the mandatory in the WBC & i wouldn't mind seeing a rematch. arreola has dropped weight & has fought 8 times…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 06-22-2012

I'd rather see Arreola, even Seth Mitchell. Manuel Charr is a horrible choice for a final defense.

Comment by Russian Crushin on 06-22-2012

[QUOTE=JAB5239;12268765]A 75/25 split is pretty customary for a title challenge if I'm not mistaken. I don't know what the taxes are in Germany, but after that, training expenses, travel and his trainers fee which I believe is 10%, that doesn't…

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