BRAMA, Oct 28, 2005, 1:00 pm ET|
Update 11/6/05 - Slideshow link added
Update 11/6/05 - Klitschko-Rahman fight postponed due to Vitaly injury. No date yet.
Vlad Klitschko wants his brother Vitaly to win in Las Vegas
(Photo L-R): Heavyweight contender Vladimir Klitschko, Marina Kovalyov of the Russian-American Arts Foundation, Brama.com's Hanya Krill interviewing Vlad.
New York Speaking to a select gathering of high rollers and
other boxing afficionados last night, Vladimir Klitschko pitched his support
for brother Vitaly, the WBC heavyweight champ, in the upcoming championship fight against Hasim Rahman.
The evening was organized by the Russian-American Arts Foundation with support from the New York Daily News and the Rasputin Club in Brooklyn.
Towering far above the seemingly lilliputian world some of us live in (see image above), Vladimir
spoke about the pride he felt being counted among some of the greats
in boxing, and his expectations for achieving even greater heights going into the future.
Did the cheering fans waving their Ukrainian flags help Vladimir get through the grueling 12 rounds
in the ring with Samuel Peter last month? You bet. "It was great seeing the flags!" said Vlad, and
he hopes they'll all be in Las Vegas for Vitaly's big night on November 12. So Klitschko fans
grab your 'blue and gold' and bring it along with your enthusiasm to Vegas!
Also featured at yesterday's event (among many other VIPs) were Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions (Klitschko Promotional Company),
Bernd Boente, the Klitschko Brothers personal manager,
and Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank Promotions. New York's Daily News was represented by the paper's Vice-President, John Campi, one of
the Klitschko Brothers most ardent fans.
More about last night's festivities is coming after the weekend with the traditional Brama.com slideshow. Find out who was there from the Ukrainian American community. Stay tuned...
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