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    Boxing - Klitschko vs Rahman

    Fight has been postpone due to a Klitschko knee injury.

    New dates for fight are either March 11 or 18th of '06.

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    i think i can wait for this fight

    btw, heres the article on this one:

    Arum: New dates in March idealBy Dan Rafael
    ESPN.com


    Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, whose knee injury forced him to postpone his mandatory title defense Saturday against Hasim Rahman, will see a knee specialist this week before determining his ring future.

    Klitschko tore the meniscus in his right knee and suffered a bone bruise while sparring last Thursday in Los Angeles, just nine days before he was to face the former champion.

    Klitschko will have his knee examined, probably Thursday, in Vail, Colo., by knee specialist Dr. Richard Steadman.



    AP
    Klitschko and Rahman might have to wait until March to feed eachother leather.
    Bernd Boente, Klitschko's manager, said Klitschko probably will need surgery to repair his meniscus.

    "Vitali will go to Vail to see Dr. Steadman, and if it's only the torn meniscus, he could be back very soon," Boente said. "That's what we hope. He'll probably have surgery, but it is a minor surgery."

    "I want to get another opinion on my knee and Dr. Steadman is known as the best in the world," Klitschko said in a statement.

    "After reviewing the MRI Friday, Dr. Bert Mandelbaum (of Santa Monica, Calif.) told me that I have at least a torn meniscus and a bone bruise. I was examined again on Saturday by (orthopedic surgeon) Dr. Tony Daly. I was fitted with several knee braces and tried to spar. But nothing worked. My knee was just too unstable."

    It is the fourth time this year that Klitschko has postponed the fight because of various injuries, including to his thigh and back. The fight was originally scheduled for April 30 and bumped to June, July and finally this week at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

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    Ya, wasnt really excited for this one myself. A delay isnt going to hurt me none.

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    It was going to be a pointless fight anyways, no chance for Hasim to take down Vitali. On the other hand, can't wait for X and Taylor to get back in the ring. I thought Hopkins was robbed big time in the first fight.

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    Vitali retired today

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    Quote Originally Posted by OWNED
    Vitali retired today
    Just read that. So Rahman wants his brother now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OWNED
    Vitali retired today


    nobody really retires in the sport of boxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboydan
    nobody really retires in the sport of boxing.
    good point, lol. the heavyweight division sucks beyond belief. just curious, since you both seem to be boxing fans, who are your current favorites? hopkins, for me. the professional, genius in the ring.

    and what's your opinion on hatton? i thought it was a joke that he got ranked #1 by ring after he beat kostya. that whole fight was a joke, the ref dave parris allowed so much grabbing and holding BS by hatton, i hope he comes to the states to fight PBF where somebody like nady wont allow that shit and see his ass get flattened.

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    I agree. Heavyweight division needs alot of improvement to get back to where it once was.

    My favorite fighter was Roy Jones, but that last fight just makes me think he needs to hang up the gloves. No real favorite right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OWNED
    just curious, since you both seem to be boxing fans, who are your current favorites?

    well, i know onlooker mentioned roy jones jr. but, my favorite is whoever wins me the most $$$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboydan
    well, i know onlooker mentioned roy jones jr. but, my favorite is whoever wins me the most $$$$$
    Ya, thats always a favorite too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onl˛ˇker
    I agree. Heavyweight division needs alot of improvement to get back to where it once was.

    My favorite fighter was Roy Jones, but that last fight just makes me think he needs to hang up the gloves. No real favorite right now.
    ive never been a fan of RJJ. used to love sweet pea and tito, still hoping tito can get something going again, just love his passion in the ring, but he winky took him to school big time last time out.

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