Klitschko closing in on Heavyweight title defenses records
Not one of the most exciting heavyweight champions ever, but certainly one of the most effective
He’s come in for a bit of flack over the years for not having the most exciting fighting style and in general, not been the most memorable heavyweight champion the iconic division has had.
However, despite these detractors he has consistently went about his work in a very dedicated fashion. So much so, that when he takes on American Bryant Jennings on April 25th in Madison Square Garden, he’ll look to record his 18th straight title defense.
That will put him just 2 behind the second all time record held by Larry Holmes who had 20 defenses and 7 behind the all time leader Joe Louis, who had 25 successful defenses on the trot.
Many will argue that the caliber of opposition faced by Wladimir Klitschko is just outright incomparable to the level of competition faced by the likes of Holmes and Louis.
This is certainly true if we are being honest with ourselves, however the argument also exists for Wlad that he could only beat what was put in front of him. It’s not exactly his fault it was a weak heavyweight era.
His safety first style has bored many but to date he has amassed a very impressive tally of 53 KO’s in his pro career.
At the moment he’s training in Florida ahead of his NYC date with Jennings on the 25th. Here’s Wladimir at an open workout today, as always looking in supreme condition.
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