Klitschko vows to humble Fury in rematch

In the wake of next month’s highly awaited fight between him and Tyson Fury, former World Champion Vladimir Klitschko has guaranteed to humble Tyson Fury in their rematch.

For a fighter who hadn’t lost a single fight in the last decade, it was very difficult for Klitschko to accept his defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury last November.

The Ukrainian was poor that day as Fury stripped him of the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles.

After the fight in November, Klitschko was quick to admit that the controversial British Boxer was better than him on the day.

However, if the recent comments of Klitschko are anything to go by, the Ukrainian has definitely learned his lessons in the harshest way possible.

“I’ve suffered like a dog,” Klitschko told German magazine Stern in an interview.

In addition to his win against Klitschko, it is his sexist and homophobic comments that have kept Fury in the headlines.

Therefore, when Klitschko will fight Fury on the 9th of July, the Ukrainian will enjoy unparalleled support from many of the civil right activists around the globe.

“I’m going to bash his face in for all his anti-semitic, sexist and homophobic comments, which he regularly likes to come out with.”

Taking a look at his past successes, Klitschko claimed that he was just like the German football Champion Bayern Munich prior to his defeat.

The boxer further claimed that continuous success is always boring as it does not satisfy the public.

“But what is the option? To lose? Or to be the subject of scandal? I wouldn’t want either.” Said Klitschko.

Anthony Crolla knocks out Ismael Barroso to defend his WBA lightweight title

For a boxer who came into this fight as an underdog, Manchester-born Anthony Crolla survived some early blows from Ismael Barroso to come out as a winner in the 7th round of his first title defence fight.

Although he was a fan favourite in this fixture – as Crolla fought in front of his home crowd in Manchester – that support did little to help him in the earlier stages of this match.

The Venezuela-born Barroso got quickly into his stride as he pushed Crolla to the ropes for the first four rounds.

However, after a resurgent comeback in the 5th, Crolla showed signs of life as he knocked out Barroso in the 7th round. After getting a body blow from the English fighter, Barroso stayed on his knees as the referee counted to signal the end of the bout.

“This is my house and no one comes into it and takes what I’ve got. He thought he was going to get me out of there in three rounds.. but I’m improving and I’ve shown that tonight.” Crolla said after the fight.

This is undoubtedly a huge win for Crolla who came into this fixture as the underdog.

Before the fight, many viewed the relative lack of experience of Crolla as a weakness for the Brit.

However, as epitomised by his late comeback, Crolla has what it takes to retain the WBA Lightweight title.

Asked after the fight how this win compared to that of Darleys Perez’ – a fight which Crolla won last November, the English born fighter was quick to add that this might be the best ever win of his career to date.