In the eternal debate of MMA versus boxing, count heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko as a fan of mixed martial arts.
While some boxing traditionalists have shunned MMA as the wicked stepchild of combat sports, there are more and more pugilists coming out in support of it.
Current WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko was resistant to MMA when he first watched, but as time passed he couldn’t help but become a fan of the athleticism and skill involved.
“I wasn’t such in Russia when I watched it live the first time, and to be honest I didn’t really like it before. But when I was watching it, I got into the style of MMA and I think I have a lot of respect for MMA fighters. It’s a very tough sport. I don’t think I’m ready to practice it and fight in the cage, I think I’m too old for it, but I have a lot of respect,” Klitschko told the Jim Rome Show recently.LINK