Why Tonight's Heavyweight Title Fight Shouldn't Be On The Level

While professional boxing unquestionably often involves two fighters hitting each other as hard as possible in order to win their match, it also often puts business first. It looks as if a lot of X's and O's are being moved around in two upcoming heavyweight title bouts, presumably as long-range setups for a… » 1/17/15 12:41pm 1/17/15 12:41pm

W​ladimir Klitschko Retains Heavyweight Belt With 5th-Round Pulev KO

Wladimir Klitschko's eight-year reign as the world heavyweight champion will continue after making easy work of previously-undefeated Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg tonight, winning with a fifth-round knockout. » 11/15/14 5:40pm 11/15/14 5:40pm

Wladimir Klitschko Defended His World Heavyweight Title With A Brutal…

Four-belt heavyweight title-holder Wladimir Klitchko demolished Jean Marc Mormeck at tonight's bout in Düsseldorf, putting the Frenchman out of his misery with a fourth-round knockout. » 3/03/12 5:49pm 3/03/12 5:49pm

Dereck Chisora May Have A Death Wish, As He Spat Water In Wladimir…

It's the seventh round of Dereck Chisora's WBC title challenge against Vitali Klitschko, but the most interesting action took place before the bout began. » 2/18/12 5:54pm 2/18/12 5:54pm

Watch A Blue Jays Reliever And Manager Get Ejected On The Day Roy…

Your morning roundup for July 3, the day after some baby gators proved a mud hole is better than any stop, drop and roll mantra. » 7/03/11 10:00am 7/03/11 10:00am

Your Afternoon Heavyweight Championship Of The World Open Thread

Earlier in this week, regular Deadspin commenter/hardcore-boxing fan "Iron Mike Gallego" emailed with a plea for an open thread for today's heavyweight championship fight between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye. Slow sports day. Quirky to have boxing on in the afternoon. Probably would have had one anyway. But his… » 7/02/11 4:30pm 7/02/11 4:30pm

Hulking Man-Mountain And Pixie Companion Pretend To Be Dead Dolphins

Yup, that's Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere protesting a Japanese fishing village's annual dolphin hunt. It could be effective, as it probably reminds the locals of this. [AP] » 3/26/10 6:00pm 3/26/10 6:00pm

Yes, Kansas, Let Us Taste The Tears Of Unfathomable Sadness

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 3/21/10 10:30am 3/21/10 10:30am

Overgrown Monster Man And Peppy She-Child Make Beautiful Music

Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere, besides exploding my spellchecker, have been photographed canoodling (this is a word that only applies to celebrity couples). Do with this news what you will. [Pacific Coast News] » 1/03/10 3:15pm 1/03/10 3:15pm

Heavyweight Champ Out To Terrify Erudite British Comedians

The man pictured here is Wladimir Klitschko. It is telling that you might know who he is; he's the IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight champion, which isn't nearly as cool as it was 15 years ago. But still: The job of the heavyweight champion of the world is to be the "scariest man on earth," and make headlines for it.… » 5/27/08 12:35pm 5/27/08 12:35pm

Klitschko Wins An Easy Decision Over Ibragimov

It wasn't an exciting fight and it certainly won't propel him into the big money, but Wladimir Klitschko won a unanimous decision over Sultan Ibragimov. I had the fight scored as a 12 round shutout, but the judges were a bit more kind to the Russian. » 2/24/08 1:22am 2/24/08 1:22am

Wladimir's Morning Wood

Tonight Wladimir Klitschko will square off against his best opponent to date in Sultan Ibragimov in a big first step toward unifying the heavyweight title. Vitali's little brother is widely considered to be the best heavyweight on the planet and a win tonight at Madison Square Garden would cement that theory. Just to… » 2/23/08 2:01pm 2/23/08 2:01pm