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Klitschko KOs Sosnowski
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over Albert Sosnowski (45-3-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night before a huge crowd at the Veltins Arena, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A heavy favorite, Klitschko had to work harder than expected against a determined challenger.

Klitschko kept Sosnowski on the outside in round one. Another measured round for Klitschko in round two. Sosnowski landed a few shots in round three. Another workmanlike round for Klitschko in the fourth. Klitschko began to open up in the fifth punishing Sosnowski. More good work from Klitschko in the sixth, but Sosnowski remained game. Another round for Klitschko in the seventh, but Sosnowski backed him up on occasion. Sosnowski landed a good right in the eighth.

Klitschko had his best round of the fight so far in the ninth, landing numerous hard shots. Klitschko came out for the kill in the tenth, finally sending Sosnowski to the deck. Referee Jay Nady immediately waved it off saving the glassy-eyed challenger from further abuse. Time was 2:20. It was Klitschko’s fourth successful title defense. For more details and photos click here…

Bearded Klitschko defends today
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) will be sporting a new look when he defends his title against Albert Sosnowski today on PPV at 3PM ET/noon PT. Vitali will enter the ring with a beard for the first time in his career. Although it doesn’t look half-bad, the champion says he plans to shave it off after the fight because he wants to look neat when he is presented with a medal of honor in Kiev next week. As for Sosnowski, Vitali stated, “My KO ratio is 97%, therefore my chances of winning are at 97%.” Vitali has the highest KO rate of any champion in heavyweight history, although his KO rate actually went down to 94.8% after survival-minded Kevin Johnson went the full twelve in his last fight. Sosnowski has vowed that he will attack Klitschko in any way possible and become the first Polish heavyweight champion. A large contingent of Polish fans are expected to be among the 60,000+ on hand at the Veltins Arena, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Klitschko-Sosnowski Weighin


Klitschko-Sosnowski weigh in

Vitali Klitschko 247 (112 kg) vs Albert Sosnowski 224.5 (101,8 kg)
(WBC heavyweight championship)
Johnathon Banks 225.5 vs Jason Gavern 225.5
(NABF heavyweight title)
Nendad Borovcanin 219 vs Raymond Ochieng 218
Venue: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Promoter: K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group
PPV: Distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $24.95. Click here for more photos

Klitschko-Sosnowski Facts
WHAT: “Fists Of Steel” PPV
WHEN: Saturday, May 29, 2010 – 3PM/ET, Noon/PT
WHERE: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
PROMOTER: K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group
WBC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
MAIN EVENT – 12 ROUNDS
Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs)
vs Albert “The Dragon” Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs)
NABF HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
CO-FEATURE – 12 ROUNDS
Johnathon Banks (24-1, 17 KOs)
vs Jason Gavern (19-7-3, 8 KOs)
CRUISERWEIGHTS — 6 ROUNDS
Nendad Borovcanin (25-0, 18 KOs)
vs Raymond Ochieng (21-10-2, 17 KOs)
PAY-PER-VIEW INFORMATION: Distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $24.95.

Preview: Klitschko-Sosnowski
His last fight was a dreary 12-rounder, but Vitali Klitschko should be able to give a far more pleasing type of performance when he defends his heavyweight title against Albert Sosnowski in Germany on Saturday. The trouble with Klitschko’s last display was that his opponent, Kevin Johnson, came to survive, not to fight. It is difficult for anyone to look good against an opponent whom refuses to engage them in a meaningful fight in which punches are thrown on both sides. Johnson chose to cover up on the ropes, rolling with punches, always watchful of what was coming at him while doing very little punching himself. Sosnowski, though, is a boxer who can be relied upon to give a wholehearted effort. Continued » By Graham Houston


Klitschko-Sosnowski work out
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) and challenger Albert Sosnowskli (45-2-1, 27 KOs) impressed fight fans during an open workout in advance of their pay-per-view world title clash on Saturday at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. For more details and photos click here

Sosnowski: Vitali is just a man
Andrew Golota blazed the trail. Tomasz Adamek may be Golota’s heir apparent. But European champion Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs) believes he will be the first Polish fighter to win a heavyweight world title. The 31-year-old from Warsaw, Poland, will have his chance on Saturday in a pay-per-view showdown against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) in front of 60,000+ fans at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. “I would like to continue this way of winning fights by Polish boxers,” he said in reference to Adamek’s recent success against Chris Arreola.

But how can Sosnowski win against the formidable Vitali Klitschko? His camp firmly believes that Vitali’s recent opponents did not want to win, but merely survive. “You can make the assumption that those guys lost before they even stepped in the ring,” he commented. “I am going into the ring to win and whatever presents itself, body punches, head punches, whatever, I will try to win.” Continued »

Nady to referee Klitschko-Sosnowski
Veteran Nevada referee Jay Nady will be the third man in the ring when WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) defends against challenger Albert Sosnowskli (45-2-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Judges will be Ken Morita (Japan), Hubert Minn (USA) and Sergio Silvi (Luxembourg). WBC Supervisor is Bob Logist.

Klitschko- Sosnowski heats up!
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is talking about his legacy, while challenger Albert Sosnowski is talking about an upset when they collide on Saturday.

“Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis had this belt. It’s not for nothing that I own it now!” said Klitschko at today’s press conference in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. “It want [the belt] to prove that I’m the best in the world.”

Sosnowski stated “I realize that all the experts consider me a longshot, but Klitschko will regret having given me this opportunity. He’s already passed his prime. Many of his fights have been against living punching bags who had already lost in the locker room. You only have an opportunity like this once in a lifetime and I want to use it. I’ll show Vitali and become be the first Polish heavyweight champion!”

Klitschko-Sosnowski presser
This Saturday's "Fists Of Steel" PPV event is headlined by Klitschko-Sosnowski in the 12-round main event for the WBC heavyweight title. In the 12-round co-feature, NABF heavyweight champion Johnathon Banks makes his first title defense against veteran Jason Gavern.

“Fists Of Steel,” presented by K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.

Klitschko speaks
Vitali Klitschko (41-2, 37 KOs), of Kiev (Ukraine) and Hamburg (Germany), participated yesterday in a media work out in his training camp in Austria. He discussed his upcoming WBC heavyweight title defense against former European Champion Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs), of Warsaw (Poland) and Brentwood (UK). The eagerly anticipated heavyweight championship will take place on Saturday, May 29, at VELTINS-Arena Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

About Albert Sosnowski: “I expect Albert Sosnowski to be in the best shape of his life. I am sure that he will not run and hide like my last opponent Kevin Johnson. He said that he will give his all to get my belt, but I am well prepared and will not underestimate him. Albert Sosnwoski is not a big name and not so famous in boxing so far. But that does not count at all. He will be very powerful and will always go forward. He will do anything to get my title. . . MORE

WBC to honor Vitali, Pacman
This photo is a model taken from the fist of Mike Tyson, which in the future will be presented by the WBC to the boxer of the year and champion of the year. This year the ceremony will be held on June 5th in Acapulco, Mexico. The Boxer of the Year as elected by the WBC is Manny Pacquiao. The Champion of the Year as elected by the WBC is Vitali Klitschko. Other winners will be announced.

Banks defends title in co-feature
NABF heavyweight champion Johnathon Banks makes his first title defense May 29 on the “Fists Of Steel” pay-per-view event, featuring WBC heavyweight title holder Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko against challenger Albert “The Dragon” Sosnowski, live from the 61,000-seat Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. . . MORE

Sosnowski workout
Photos by Lukasz Furman/www.bokser.org
WBC heavyweight title challenger Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs) works out at his training camp in Wisla, Poland. Sosnowski, who won the European heavyweight title in his last fight, will attempt to dethrone WBC world champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) on May 29th at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. “Fists Of Steel” presented by K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $24.95. . . MORE


Klitschko workout
By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov Photos by Pavel Terekhov
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) during a media and public workout at his training camp in Going, Austria. Vitali has a world title defense against European heavyweight champion Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs) on May 29th at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. “Fists Of Steel” presented by K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $24.95. . . . MORE


Klitschko in training
By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov | Photos: Pavel Terekhov
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) continues preparations for his title defense against European heavyweight champion Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs) on May 29th in Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany . . . MORE

Sosnowski out to shock world
WBC title challenger Albert “The Dragon” Sosnowski plans to become the first Polish Heavyweight Champion of the World when he fights defending champion Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko on May 29, headlining the “Fists Of Steel” pay-per-view event, live from the 61,000-seat Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. . . . MORE

Klitschko-Sosnowski promo

Klitschko-Sosnowski staredown

Klitschko, Sosnowski meet
WBC heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko (39-1, 37 KOs) met his next challenger, European beltholder Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs) at the Bundesliga soccer match between Schalke 04 and Bayern at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Klitschko-Sosnowski will take place on May 29th at the state-of-the-art 61,000-seat stadium that features a retractable roof.

Klitschko-Sosnowski presser
Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) and Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs) participated yesterday in a press conference at VELTINS Arena in Gelsenkirchen. Klitschko will face the European Champion Sosnowski on May, 29. The VELTINS-Arena is the home field of famous German soccer team Schalke 04. . . . MORE

Wlodarcyzk to train Sosnowski
Fiodor Lapin will be the head trainer of Albert Sosnowski in his preparations for the biggest fight of his life against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko. Lapin is best known as a trainer of former cruiserweight world champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk and current IBF #1 welterweight Rafal Jackiewicz . . . MORE

Klitschko takes on Sosnowski
Integrated Sports Media, North America’s undisputed champion of major pay-per-view boxing distribution, announced today it will be involved in the airing of the May 29th “Fists Of Steel” event, featuring 3-time and reigning WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko against European title-holder Albert “The Dragon” Sosnowski, live from Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany . . . MORE

FISTS OF STEEL
3-time, reigning WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali "Dr. Ironfist" Klitschko
vs. European champion Albert "The Dragon" Sosnowski
Live on Pay-Per-View from Germany on Saturday, May 29
3 PM ET / 12 Noon PT

“Fists Of Steel” presented by K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.

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