Sunday, February 24, 2008
Klitschko-Ibragimov: Blunder Without Thunder
Klitschko won by decision with a guy who shouldn't have lasted 12 rounds. Teddy Atlas must have been sipping kool-aid. Klitschko has taken one step toward unifying the heavyweight field but came up with a lame story when he was asked whether he'd take on the winner of Maskaev vs Sam Peter. Klitschko's likable in the same way that Barak Obama is likable, but both guys seem to ramble on forever when the question requires a simple "yes" or "no."
The Klitschko-Ibragimov Blunder Without Thunder was a fight that boxers should watch as a model of how not to fight. Actually, it wasn’t a boxing match so much as it was a negotiating session. Klitschko fired an obligatory four jabs a round according to his contract and Ibragimov kept his contract promise of circling mostly in the wrong direction so that he couldn’t be effective with either a right hook or a straight left hand.