Bad Left Hook Fight Night: Wladimir Klitschko v. Sultan Ibragimov

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For the IBF, IBO and WBO Heavyweight Titles
WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO
(49-3, 44 KO, Kiev, Ukraine)
versus
SULTAN IBRAGIMOV
(22-0-1, 17 KO, Rostov, Russia)

I'm not sure how long it'll last, but I expect this to be a fairly entertaining heavyweight fight.

If it turns into a slugfest, Klitschko will blow him out. He just hits too hard and is too precise these days. But if Ibragimov and Jeff Mayweather can make this a boxing match, Sultan has a chance to outpoint Wlad.

You also have to consider the similarities between Ibragimov and Corrie Sanders, but not give it a TON of weight. The HBO.com preview has it right: They're both lefties, good on their feet, not huge power. But Sanders annihilated Klitschko that night.

The reason I don't give it a ton of weight, though, is simply that Wladimir Klitschko is a much better fighter than he was in 2003. He's much, much smarter.

My pick: Klitschko TKO-7, but I think Sultan has a legit shot to push this fight deep and maybe take it the distance. He just can't get blasted, which is easier said than done.

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