Friday, January 8, 2016

The 2015 Boxing Glove Awards: Broken Toe Award: Wladimir Klitschko

The Boxing Glove Awards 2015
The Broken Toe Award
Waldimir Klitschko

The Broken Toe award is given for a fighter whom stumbles onto an injury at an especially interesting time.  In October 2015, the build up to Wladimir’s World heavyweight title defence against was in full swing, with Tyson Fury stunning the media, and fans alike with his loud confidence.  Then a funny thing happened.  Tyson turned up to a press conference dressed up as Batman, and even with his own Bat mobile (although it was the wrong colour.) The resulting scene was hilarious for all concerned, except perhaps Mr Wladimir Klitschko.  Just a few days later, Wladimir pulled out of the fight with a calf injury.  Of course Wladimir’s injury may well have been perfectly genuine, but then again, sometimes the mind can do funny things to a fighter’s body when they are under stress in the run up to a fight.

As we know now the fight was rescheduled (Wladimir had no choice but to fight Fury or be stripped of his world titles) and Fury scored a brilliant triumph, in a fight which seemed to show that he had Wladimir’s number, both physically, and mentally.

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