Liakhovich challenges Klitschko in November

18/08/2006

Liakhovich challenges Klitschko in November

Press Release: With IBF heavywweight champion Wladimir Klitschko still looking to finalize his opponent for November 11, 2006, Sergei Lyakhovich, his WBO counterpart, has added his name to the short list of candidates, which includes Shannon Briggs and newly minted WBC champion Oleg Maskaev. Here is Lyakhovich's open letter to Wladimir Klitschko: I am a The White Wolf and I want some fresh meat! Stop looking for road kill! You challenged Lamon Brewster when he was lying in a hospital bed. Now you are challenging Oleg Maskaev, who just fought 12 hard rounds and needs time to heal. Does this make you brave? My promoter Don King called your manager, Shelly Finkel, three weeks ago when I was in his office in Florida and offered to make the fight, but Shelly Finkel [reportedly] said "not now, maybe later." Why not on November 11? What will change later? I believe our fight will show people who the best champion is right now. You were so eager to fight me last year, what happened now? Or maybe you are just glad you didn't, after you saw what I did to Brewster?  If it is true about your "Vaseline" or some other excuses, why don't you prove it? Fight the guy who beat the guy who beat you, or are you looking for an easy way to be a champion?
Sincerely,
Sergei Liakhovich