Vitali Klitschko To Attend Today's Super Bowl Game In Miami

MIAMI, FL -- Comebacking former two-time world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is in Miami for today’s Super Bowl game between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears.

Vitali Klitschko

“I am very excited about the game and looking forward to seeing it live,” the ex-World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight titleholder said. “This will be my second Super Bowl. I also went to the big game in Houston in 2004.’’

The talented Klitschko (35-2, 34 KOs) formally announced earlier this week that he was returning to the ring. Injuries forced the popular, 6-foot-7 native Ukrainian to retire in November 2005.

“I’ve been back in the gym and I feel great,” Klitschko said in an official statement. “My injuries have healed. With the approval of the doctors, I am cleared to continue my boxing career.’’

The older of the world famous Klitschko brothers – younger sibling, Wladimir is the current International Boxing Federation (IBF) and International Boxing Organization (IBO) Heavyweight Champion – has his immediate sites on regaining the WBC belt.

“I’m back and I have requested that the WBC sanction a bout between me and (reigning WBC champ) Oleg Maskaev,” said Klitschko, who demolished challenger Danny Williams in his last start in December 2004. “I retired without having lost the WBC belt in the ring. ‘’

Vitali hedged on making a Super Bowl prediction. “The team that hits the hardest will win,” said Klitschko, who knows a thing or two about hard hitting. All but one of Klitschko’s victories has ended by knockout. His last seven triumphs ended inside the distance.’

Klitschko arrived in Miami on Thursday and was accompanied by his personal manager, Bernd Boente.

Source: Bragging Rights Corner