Sunday, November 12, 2006

Life Imitates Art

I know we are accustomed to art imitating life, but the Klitschko brothers, especially Wladamir reinvents the rule.

He reminds me so much of Ivan Drago from Rocky 4.

First of all he is physically imposing at 6'6" and 240 lbs. He's originally from Kiev, Ukraine. He's extremely intelligent.

Actually both he and his brother Vitaly possess advanced degrees. I know offhand that Wladimir possesses a doctorate in Philosophy. He's also one of the heavyweight champions of the world.

I just watched him annihilate Calvin Brock, another of the skilled American boxers that doesn't quite live up to the legacy of great American heavyweights. Regardless, he gave it his all and he was giving his calling card in the 7th round with a brutal combination. Klitschko's nickname "the Sledgehammer" seems to be pretty accurate.

I'm still waiting for the next great American heavyweight, it's been awhile. But, right now and for the last few years I've adopted the Brothers Klitschko. And since only one is actively fighting I will cheer on the Sledgehammer with all of my American pride.


Anonymous said...

I dont like the sign in procedure for this.

I think I can beat MIke TYson!

I hate boxing unless it is in a ROcky Movie. But that guy really does look look like Dolph Lungren.

Excalibur said...

LOL, okay Will Smith.

Actually I think just about any boxer could beat him right about now. Poor Mike is just a joke.

It's always sad when a boxer is well past his prime and is boxing just to pay the bills.