IBF, IBO and WBO king “Dr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko will knockout WBA titlist David “The Hayemaker” Haye in a heavyweight unification bout July 2 at the Hamburg Arena in Germany.
In similar fashion, WBC heavyweight champion “Dr. Iron Fist” Vitali Klitschko will render Tomasz Adamek unconscious when they meet September 10 in “Granite Chin’s” native country of Poland.
When the inevitable occurs and Wladimir (55-3, 49 KOs) and Vitali (42-2, 38 KOs) emerge victorious over their relatively formidable foes, the Klitschko clan will own every legitimate belt in the heavyweight division.
After the powerful Ukrainian’s officially seize control of prizefighting’s former glamour division, the public will loudly clamor for a bout pitting the brothers against each other.
Unfortunately for many boxing enthusiasts, Pope Joseph Ratzinger will pray in a synagogue before the superpower bloods battle each other in the squared circle for ultimate supremacy.
Fortunately for Wladimir and Vitali, they have made the correct choice to never scrap as professionals.
Wladimir, who captured a gold medal as a super heavyweight at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, hasn’t lost a bout since he suffered a fifth-round technical knockout against Lamon Brewster in April 2004.
Meanwhile, Vitali, the owner of the highest heavyweight knockout percentage in history (95 percent), has not been overcome since Lennox Lewis escaped with an extremely controversial sixth round TKO victory due to a grotesque gash over the left eye of “Dr. Ironfist.”
Remarkably, Vitali, who earned a silver medal as a super heavyweight at the 1995 World Amateur Championships in Berlin, has never once hit the canvas as a professional.
On the contrary, Wladimir has a relatively suspect chin and he has been knocked onto Queer Street twice against inferior opponents like Corrie Sanders (42-4, 31 KOs) and Lamon Brewster (35-6, 30 KOs).
“Wladimir Klitschko can be beat,” said Cappiello, the owner of Cappiello Brothers Boxing gym in The City of Champions. “He is always on the outside not wanting to be hit because he knows his chin isn’t the greatest.”
Wladimir is an expert boxing technician who at his best could beat any heavyweight ever by a decision on a given night.
Vitali is a tough, rugged and strong man who could batter any heavyweight senseless with one sound connection to the kisser.
Wladimir is 35 years of age and Vitali turns 40 next month.
Their five-year age gap would prove pivotal and allow the younger Klitschko to presently triumph on a consistent basis.
However, if they were simultaneously in their respective primes, Vitali would be the more dominant force of the two.
At the peak of their careers, if they clashed on 10 occasions, Vitali would have vanquished his famous kin via knockout on seven instances.
Conversely, Wladimir, with his precise fists, would have managed to eke out three successful bouts on the scorecards versus his older kin.
Thankfully, the above predictions are moot because, as Pink Floyd sang, “It was only a fantasy.”
The sport of boxing would receive a huge boon if Vitali and Wladimir waged war in the ring.
Nevertheless, and more importantly, the Klitschko family would not benefit from such combat.