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Klitschko promises to KO Thompson

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov, photo by K2 Promotion

Today WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 50 KOs) held a press conference in Kiev, Ukraine to formally announce his July 7 rematch against Tony Thompson at the Stade de Suisse Stadium, Berne, Switzerland “I’ve already knocked out Thompson four years ago,” said Klitschko. “I promise to do it again. Remembering that fight with him for me it was an ordeal, Tony showed good boxing, but I was better. Four years later, I’ve gotten better.”

All boxing fans interested in the question of how long Wladimir will to stay on top heavyweight division. “I feel the strength and motivation to be in professional boxing 3-4 more years. I think I can still improve my boxing and delight my millions of fans all over Ukraine.”

After the Klitschko-Thompson fight, the heavyweight king wants to return to America.

“For me, it’s important to return to the United States and have an entertaining fight. Last time I fought against Sultan Ibragimov in 2008, they didn’t like that fight much, but I want to prove to them that I can show perfect boxing. There are strong opponents. I am interested in two opponents: Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola. He lost to Vitali, but after that defeat he became stronger. For me it’s a great chance to show the Americans that I can be entertaining.”

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