Leon Margules: Klitschko-Ibragimov unification in the works?

By G. Leon


Leon Margules: Klitschko-Ibragimov unification in the works?

GL: Can you give us some thoughts on Sultan's victory? "Obviously we're extremely happy. We're happy that he won, we're happy that he won decisively and we're happy that Evander didn't get hurt. I'll tell you there's a lot of heavyweights out there who Evander Holyfield can still beat. I'd also like to plug ESPN Classic because they're going to be replaying the fight on Saturday night at 8PM Eastern time."

GL: Can you provide those who haven't seen the fight with a summary of how it went down?

Leon Margules: "It was a good solid heavyweight fight. It wasn't a hug-fest. Sultan just outboxed him. Evander tried and he landed some big shots, Sultan handled them, Sultan hurt Evander to the body very badly, but Evander rallied. You never felt that Evander was going to win a decision, but you never thought that he was out of the fight. Sultan was dominating most of the time of each round, but Evander had his moments and I thought it was a good fight."

GL: Are you disappointed that Sultan didn't stop him?

LM: "No because I love Evander Holyfield and I have some concerns for his safety. He showed that he can still fight, he showed me that he's still competitive and he showed me that he can still punch, but you get concerned when a guy keeps going."

GL: When will the Klitschko negotiations commence?

LM: (Laughs) "Well Shelly (Finkel) has already called me. I don't know that that's what we're going to do. I have Oliver McCall fighting Friday night,when I come back early next week I'll sit down with Team Ibragimov and we'll talk about what we want to do next."

GL: Is there anything you'd like to say in closing?

LM: "Under Jeff Mayweather Sultan has learned to become a boxer when he needs to be and a puncher when he needs to be. Of all the heavyweight champions, he's certainly the most disciplined and most versatile."


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