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I deliberately lost the biggest prize in boxing – the Heavyweight Championship of World twice

“Through these eyes, I have seen greatness, and I have held greatness in the gloves I wore. I’ve been to the top of the world and as low as a man can get in all of this craziness which we call “life”. Now it’s my turn to have my say.”

 

I grew up on the streets of Philadelphia and ended up sparring with the greatest sportsman of all, Muhammad Ali. I saw for myself his decline at the end of his career, and the whooping he took from Larry Holmes that spurred me on to beat Holmes – which I did within four years of turning pro; everybody who matters knows I won that fight.

Terrible Tim Witherspoon previews Wladimir Klitschko vs Alexander Povetkin

For the first time in ring history, two Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallists collide for the world heavyweight championship tomorrow evening when Wladimir Klitschko defends his WBA Super, WBO, IBF and IBO belts against WBA ‘regular’ champion Alexander Povetkin at Moscow’s Olympic Stadium. President Putin will be ringside.

With promoter Vlad Khryunov punting a colossal $23million winning purse bid to deliver Povetkin home field, the unbeaten Russian poses the biggest threat to Klitschko hegemony for years.

Watch all the action live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation, The Channel of Champions, from 8pm on Saturday evening (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546).  Join at www.boxnation.com

Terrible Tim Witherspoon previews Wladimir Klitschko vs Alexander Povetkin

For the first time in ring history, two Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallists collide for the world heavyweight championship tomorrow evening when Wladimir Klitschko defends his WBA Super, WBO, IBF and IBO belts against WBA ‘regular’ champion Alexander Povetkin at Moscow’s Olympic Stadium. President Putin will be ringside.

With promoter Vlad Khryunov punting a colossal $23million winning purse bid to deliver Povetkin home field, the unbeaten Russian poses the biggest threat to Klitschko hegemony for years.

Watch all the action live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation, The Channel of Champions, from 8pm on Saturday evening (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546).  Join at www.boxnation.com

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