Klitschko and Thompson to duke it out in summer but Tony unimpressed with Wladimir’s ‘infomercial’ with Mormeck

9 Mar

On The Beak – Admin

As Wladimir Klitschko (57-3-0, 50ko) made easy work of his voluntary opponent, Jean Marc Mormeck (36-5-0, 22ko) Saturday, March 3 in Germany, a 6’5, 255 lb heavyweight southpaw was watching from the United States knowing he ‘Got Next’. That man was Tony Thompson (36-2-0, 24ko), the IBF mandatory challenger for Wladamir in a bout to take place no later than mid-July.

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Wladimir's fourth round knockout of ex cruiserweight Mormeck did strike fear into the Tiger. Credit: Public Address

“I wasn’t really impressed with either performance,” said Thompson, who has won five knockouts on the trot since his first bout with Wlad, an 11th round kayo in 2008. “It was an infomercial at best. Mormeck is a tough cruiserweight but he’s not an impressive opponent for the heavyweight champion of the world.”

Thompson thought: “It was interesting that it seemed that Wladimir mentioned everyone in the division but me. I knew my shot was next, and I’m doing everything to solely focus on beating him. I just want to fight, point blank. It doesn’t matter to me where it takes place. If he wants to come over here, great. If he wants to fight in Germany thats great too.”

The two fought back in 2008, when Wladimir stopped The Tiger in round 11, making Tony one of only seven fighters to make it to round 11 in the decorated champions 60 fights. But, more importantly, many believe it was the most competitive bout in Wladimir’s last eleven defenses.

Tony is fully recovered from injuries that had prevented him from entering his first bout with Wladimir at 100 percent and, after Eddie Chambers was forced to withdraw from an October fight with Tony, the IBF declared that Thompson had emerged victorious from the four-man gauntlet as the IBF mandatory challenger for the world champion.

“I’m ready,” said Thompson. “I’m done waiting for this part of my life to be over and I’m looking forward to becoming the heavyweight champion of the world.”

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2 Responses to “Klitschko and Thompson to duke it out in summer but Tony unimpressed with Wladimir’s ‘infomercial’ with Mormeck”

  1. Klitschkobrofan March 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Thompson is going to be destroyed this time around! No chance at all. Wladimir has improved and Thompson has declined .

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