FRANCESCO PIANETA RUMORS

As one of the greatest heavyweights in boxing history, the indomitable Wladimir Klitschko overwhelms the courageous Francesco Pianeta

Flooring the ballsy Italian challenger in the fourth and fifth, Wladimir Klitschko finished Francesco Pianeta with a sixth round TKO to successfully defend The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts Saturday afternoon at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany. The 37-year-old Klitschko (60-3, 52 KOs) bruised and battered the 6-foot-5 Pianeta (28-1-1, 15 KOs) throughout the mismatch...
Via Sports by Colin
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Klitschko vs. Pianeta results: Klitschko wins by TKO6 against overmatched opponent

The undisputed number 1 heavyweight in the world was back in action on Saturday, as Wladimir Klitschko looked to make yet another title defense, this time against unheralded challenger Francesco Pianeta in Manheim, Germany, in a fight televised in the U.S. on EPIX. Did Klitschko put on another dominant performance? Check out the Klitschko vs. Pianeta results below. Credit: K2 Promotions...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Klitschko stops Pianeta in sixth

Wladimir Klitschko stopped Francesco Pianeta in the sixth round Saturday night to retain the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. The Ukrainian was never troubled by Pianeta, finishing off the previously unbeaten Italian southpaw with a right-left combination. Pianeta stayed down before attempting to continue, but there was no point in delaying the inevitable and referee Ernie Sharif...
Via Fox Sports
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wladimir Klitschko vs. Franceso Pianeta weigh-in results & photos

Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 51 KOs), of Ukraine,  in his 2013 debut, will be making title defense No. 14 in his current seven-year reign as heavyweight kingpin, against undefeated contender and cancer survivor Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KOs), of Italy.  "Dr. Steelhammer" will also be going for his landmark 60th professional victory. Right here, find...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Pianeta readies for Klitschko fight

Under Wladimir Klitschko's disparaging gaze, Francesco Pianeta did not give much away during an open workout before he challenges the Ukrainian for his WBA and IBF heavyweight belts on Saturday. The undefeated Italian, who overcame testicular cancer, merely went through the motions in the last public appearance before their bout in Mannheim. Pianeta, who has lived in Gelsenkirchen...
Via Fox Sports
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Cancer-survivor Pianeta faces Klitschko

Under Wladimir Klitschko's disparaging gaze, Francesco Pianeta did not give much away during an open workout before he challenges the Ukrainian for his WBA and IBF heavyweight belts on Saturday. The undefeated Italian, who overcame testicular cancer, merely went through the motions in the last public appearance before their bout in Mannheim. The 28-year-old Pianeta, who has...
Via Fox Sports
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Klitschko vs. Pianeta press conference videos, photos

Earlier today, Wladimir Klitschko and Francesco Pianeta held a final pre-fight press conference to discuss their upcoming fight this Saturday night. Klitschko vs. Pianeta has (rightfully) been overshadowed by all of the other action which has been taking place, however, it's still a fight showcasing the undisputed number 1 heavyweight in the world, and one of the most dominant...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Wladimir Klitschko talks about facing undefeated Pianeta

Wladimir Klitschko will return to the ring on May 4 in Mannheim, Germany, taking on an undefeated, and largely unknown, opponent in Francesco Pianeta. Here, you can watch a quick video of Klitschko talking about his upcoming fight and his plans to get back to work. Take a look. Wladimir Klitschko vs. Francesco Pianeta May 4, 2013 - SAP Arena Mannheim (Germany) "He's powerful...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko will pound Italian Francesco Pianeta on Cinco de Mayo weekend

“Dr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko will defend The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against the “Italian Ace” Francesco Pianeta on May 4 at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany. In a fitting tribute to late International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Manny Steward, the 6-foot-6, 243 pound Klitschko (59-3, 51 KOs) savagely brutalized mammoth Polish scrapper ...
Via Sports by Colin
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Wladimir Klitschko to fight Francesco Pianeta

Wladimir Klitschko will defend his four heavyweight titles against little-known Francesco Pianeta in May. Klitschko's management says the fight will take place May 4 in Mannhein, Germany. Klitschko holds the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts. Pianeta was born in Italy but has lived in Germany since he was six. The 28-year-old challenger has an undefeated record of 28...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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