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BrutUalBK
post Aug 14 2013, 05:44 PM
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Stiverne Camp frustrated and furious


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The latest ruling by the World Boxing Council (WBC), allowing its heavyweight champion, Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs), to avoid fighting #1 mandatory challenger Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (23-1, 20 KOs), has drawn anger from an increasingly frustrated Team Stiverne.

Stiverne has already won not one, but two WBC title eliminators, the latest against Chris Arreola (35-3, 30 KOs) on HBO this past April 27, and three different mandated purse bids have been postponed. Now, the WBC has announced that the 42-year-old Klitschko has suffered an injury to his right hand and he won’t return to the ring until 2014. Plus, the WBC will not make a decision regarding his title situation until the first-quarter of 2014, leaving Stiverne waiting even longer for his much deserved world title shot.

“I would hate to think the WBC treats some fighters more highly than others,” a terribly disappointed Stiverne said. “I don’t understand. (Timothy) Bradley was stripped when he was injured but I’ve read that the WBC would never strip Vitali. Do they have favorites? All fighters should be treated the same. We haven’t heard anything directly from the WBC. The WBC isn’t respecting us or its own rules. I remember when (Oleg) Maskaev was hurt before his fight with (Sam) Peter and Peter was named the WBC Interim champion. This isn’t fair or respectful, and it’s bad for boxing.”

Klitschko hasn’t fought in nearly a year, when he defeated Manuel Charr (TKO4) on September 8, 2013; his last mandatory defense was almost two years ago, on Sept. 10, 2011 against Dereck Chisora (DEC12).

Stiverne’s manager, Camille Estephan, CEO of Eye Of The Tiger Management (EOTTM), believes the WBC should either strip Klitschko of his belt, letting Stiverne fight the highest-ranking, available contender for the vacant WBC title, or name Stiverne as its Interim heavyweight champion.

“Klitschko has been a great champion and ambassador of boxing,” Estephan commented, “but a true world champion has to defend his title in the ring, not keep it because of politics. He won’t fight until 2014 but he should be stripped for not defending his title, or step aside to allow Bermane to fight for the Interim belt. The heavyweight division is the flagship of boxing but, we haven’t had one world heavyweight champion because the Klitschko brothers won’t fight each other, of course, but Vitali not defending his title adds insult to the heavyweight division.

“He hasn’t defended his title in almost a year and now it’ll be much longer if we have to wait for the WBC to even make a decision about the status of its heavyweight title. This is totally unacceptable. The credibility of the sport is at stake. Bermane has done everything required and more to get his world title shot. Two winning title-eliminators, three postponed purse bids, and now this. Why should he continue to be penalized for Vitali not defending his belt? I expect the WBC Board of Governors to do the right thing, now, and immediately. We’ve waited long enough!”


Call it whatever you want but this is a flat out Duck Move and the WBC is not playing fairly, they would've stripped any other fighter but somehow the Klits are something special???

What are your thoughts on this??
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post Aug 14 2013, 06:04 PM
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Even more proof that the Duck is on:

Vitali Klitschko visits Jose Sulaiman in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Alma Montiel

WBC heavyweight world champion Vitali Klitschko was in Mexico City to meet with WBC President Jose Sulaiman about his mandatory fight. the 42-year-old Klitschko says he hurt his right hand in training and therefore won’t be able to fight Bermaine Stiverne on the date scheduled for his mandatory. Klitschko is hoping that physiotherapy will render surgery unnecessary. The WBC will give Vitali the opportunity to make a full recovery so he can return to the ring in March or April of 2014. Klitschko, who is active politically in his native Ukraine, also stated that he plans to seek the nomination for President of that country in 2015.
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post Aug 14 2013, 07:09 PM
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Klitschko's aren't anything special just came to be in a non-special heavyweight era but come on..stiverne!! Stiverne..he's not finding his way into the inside all night all he'd do is eat jabs all night. Stiverne is a brawler with very little to no technique at all.
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post Aug 14 2013, 07:16 PM
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I'm not a fan not calling people ducker but whether he is not Stiverne still getting an L on that record when they fight
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post Aug 14 2013, 07:23 PM
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they did the same thing for Tzyu.
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post Aug 14 2013, 07:52 PM
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I wouldn't call this a duck, more like not taking this fight seriously. A duck is when a fighter avoids the fight because they're scared of the fighter or the consequences. Why would the Klitschkos be scared of Stiverne? What does Stiverne bring to the table that either Klitschko hasn't annihilated before?
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post Aug 14 2013, 10:52 PM
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QUOTE (DigitalBoom @ Aug 14 2013, 07:09 PM) *
Klitschko's aren't anything special just came to be in a non-special heavyweight era but come on..stiverne!! Stiverne..he's not finding his way into the inside all night all he'd do is eat jabs all night. Stiverne is a brawler with very little to no technique at all.


I disagree partially with the first part of that post.

The klitschkos are somewhat special. They have dominated in a not so special era,.. but this goes to show they would be fair game during any era.

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post Aug 15 2013, 06:26 AM
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I can't imagine Klitschkos ducking anyone, srsly. These guys are on a different level than the rest of HW division, no need for ducking. I actually rank them pretty high in HW history.

BoxingStill#1 - Agreed 100%.
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post Aug 15 2013, 07:36 AM
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Im not even sure how I feel about the Klitschkos...its like, they're boring most of the time, but I never manage to miss any of their fights. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

If they dont wanna (or dont feel like) fight these guys that are calling them out, then they need to loosen that kung-fu grip that they have on ALL of those HW titles, and let everybody else fight for HW supremacy. Im not sure how that'll work out, because a Klitschko fight, is a MONEY fight, so again, I guess belts dont really matter all that much. Lol
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post Aug 15 2013, 11:37 AM
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I have to agree that the Klitchko's are towards the top of all time great HWs. That being said, it's definitely not a duck, but at the same time it is sort of BS that he get's to hold onto the belts and not fight for 1.5 years. It's also BS that we can't have an undisputed HW champ while they are both still active fighters.

My gut tells me that they are very close to retirement, especially with Wilder starting to build momentum. This is a guy that neither of them wants to face regardless of past sparring sessions. My guess is that they both retire in 2014. In fact, Vitali may have already fought his last fight. Wlad may have two more in him but I've got a feeling that neither one will be against Wilder. Wlad will take out Fury and end his career that way.
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