Vitali Klitschko had another impressive performance on September 26th, 2009. He easily beat Chris Arreola. He did not even lose a round. However, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are still somewhat unknown in America. The average American sports fan does not even know who the heavyweight champion is today. Nevertheless, they are utterly dominating the heavyweight division. They are by far the best fighters in the heavyweight division. They are very popular in Germany. They sell out 50,000 seat arenas in Germany. But, how can the Klitschko brothers become more popular in America?
The Klitschko Brothers could become more popular in America if they changed their fighting style. They fight cautiously in their boxing matches. The Klitschko's play it safe in their fights. They fight tall and they fight from a safe distance. Klitschko Brothers wear down their opponents until they knock them out. If they fight a more aggressive style similar to Mike Tyson they would attract more fans. It would draw more interest than the wins their getting by using good technical boxing skills. American fight fans like boxers that fight aggressive and exciting styles such as Mike Tyson, Arturo Gatti and Manny Pacquiao. Likewise, most boxing fans like knockout artists.
If they could persuade a big name fighter to fight them that could make them more popular. They can try to persuade Lennox Lewis to come of retirement. They could also try to get a big name smaller boxer to fight them such as Bernard Hopkins, Tomasz Adamek or Roy Jones. Fighting a well know fighter would create tons of attention even if the boxer was smaller. It would be challenging because the Klitschko's look very hard to beat right now. Yet, the Klitschko's defeating a big name fighter would help give them more recognition for their talent and ability.
The Klitschko Brothers fighting each other would be a huge fight. The chance of the fight happening are very unlikely because they said at one time they would never fight each other. "As we've said countless times, it's just not realistic. We promised our mother Natasha that the two of us would never fight," said Vitali Klitschko (boxing.fanhouse.com). They have been paying attention to the huge demand for the fight. "When we first began in boxing, our first goal was to win an Olympic gold medal. Wladimir did that. Then, it was to both win heavyweight titles," said Vitali Klitschko. "But we didn't anticipate that there would be such an outcry for us to fight each other" (boxing.fanhouse.com).
It has gotten to the point where Wladimir Klitschko has actually seriously considered fighting Vitali Klitschko. "We are going to talk to our mother again, because we know how much interest such a fight would create, and it would mean that one of us would be the Supreme Heavyweight Champion. Of course, she would not be happy, and if we did fight, I would be very worried about the health of my brother because it would be very bloody and very bad. We are very competitive, and it would be for real. There would be no fix. I am the better technical boxer, but he is the stronger of the two of us. It would be interesting." said Wladmir Klitschko (russiatoday.com).
This boxing match could lead to the first unified champ for the first time since Lennox Lewis retired. It would draw tons of attention from the media. It would help the winner gets tons of attention because then, they would be considered the best heavyweight in the world. It still possibility could happen.
2 Oct. 2009 http://boxing.fanhouse.com/2009/09/30/vitali-klitschko-vs-wladimir-klitschko-never-say-never/
2 Oct. 2009 http://russiatoday.com/Sport/2009-06-08/Klitschko_brothers_to_fight_each_other_.html