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The Fight of the Heavyweights: Klitschko vs Mormeck

The fighter Jean-Marc Mormeck is five-foot-eleven in height, weighed like a puffed-up cruiserweight, and thirty nine years old.

Does this title defenses will really make a “legacy” to Wladimir Klitschko?
If he will only do not look good in the process, that is how the world works.
Does he deserve to a “gimme” battle or two?

I supposed it’s up to you to think if Klitschko, the multi-belt heavyweight champion, need a breather. Yes, a Breather or Break.

As we can see, he probably needs it, because he recently disregards a fight with David Haye. I think he needs an atmosphere that is not very challenging.

The incoming fight of Klitschko vs Mormeck will be held in Germany on December 10, and there were conclusions that it’s a right thing to be held there because that’s one of the few places that it would be probably sold.

The titles that are at stake for the Klitschko vs Mormeck fight are: the IBF and WBO heavyweight titles, the WBA Super World heavyweight title, and the IBO championship. And as you can see, all that titles at stake means more for the fighters as it means to anyone else
Mormeck has a record of 36-4 with 22 KOs and has been known as a heavyweight thorugh his fights between Timur Ibragimov and Fres Oquendo. It has been known that those fights were held in a “friendly” territory. Particularly, the fight against Ibragimov could be considered as a robbery because Mormeck won in a split decision where in a place like France the opponent that came from overseas is behind by eight-ball from the start and he have to basically knockout someone with a two-by-four to win over a fight. Take note that Ibragimov is from Uzbekistan, but lives in Florida.

In a cruiserweight title fight, Mormeck was defeated via knock out by David Haye which does not have any good thing and even suspense that could possibly have for the incoming fight. Even the media really like nothing better than to shill for it.

Klitschko was even talked of having a rematch with Haye, which is a very silly part for this, and Haye was defeated and sept his chance to vault himself into a big time title last July 2.
Meanwhile, Klitschko has done his best to help the selling of the fight by saying to the media that underestimating his foe can be a “a fatal mistake”.

To be fair, Mormeck is hardly without ability.

For fairness, Mormeck has also abilities to tell.

Before really starting to come into the competition, he lost two of his first five professional fights. The first was a light heavyweight after he defeated Livin Castillo in a WBA Inter-Continental title last 2000. And at one point, he went on a tear off from an eight straight KOs though over the time he only have 22 of his 36 wins were won inside the distance.

Actually, he held the cruiserweight title from a two different events; by beating Virgil Hill in February 2002 and making four defenses from it; and taking over the WBC title by defeating the former undefeated Wayne Braithwaite. Mormeck lose a fight against O’Neill Bell and then later defeated him in a rematch to reclaim again his titles, but then again beaten off by Haye. After then, he has chosen to move up in another weight level, as the most fighters do after losing their titles.

After all, we got to stick the blame to SOMETHING.

Then there goes the possible other reasons, making more money. As many observed, Mormeck follows the style of Tomasz Adamek, a former light weight and cruiserweight title holder after defeating Klitschko, and later lost in a tough time or fight.

Mormeck, has stated to the media that he had David Haye earlier on the floor during their fight and he said that this time he will finish the job. It could have been better if he have finished that job then, though it’s another topic to tackle. The facts I have stated is for the incoming Klitschko vs Mormeck fight, but of you are going to do promotions for this, you should at least know what is really the score on this fight.

Klitschko's Problem Toward the Smaller Guy

Wladimir Klitshko (56-3), the IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion, is expected to go easily with the fight against Jean Marc Mormeck who has 36-4 and 22 KO’s record. Their clash will be at Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany on December 10. It is said that it a mismatch but it would be a spectacular outcome if Mormeck will go over with Wladimir.

As Wladimir’s record is concern, this is his smallest contender he’ll face and it will be big challenge for him to handle such short opponent. It does not mean that Wladimir don’t do well while he’s on the outside, though there is no doubt if he will do well in the fight while having Mormeck on his jab at the end. Moreover, if Wladimir will try to land his right hands he will really face some problems. And he will be forced to downwardly punch Mormeck and it will surely deplete Wladimir’s power and energy. While, Mormeck here has this quick inside move that he likely apply for him to get close to his bigger contender.

Mormeck vows to smash Klitschko’s face

By John F. McKenna: 

 Jean Marc Mormeck (36-4, 22 KO’s) who will challenge WBA, IBF, WBO and The Ring heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KO’s) for his titles on December 10 in Dusseldorf, Germany has a very simple strategy.

Associated Press quoted former World Boxing Council (WBC) and WBA cruiserweight champion Mormeck at a news conference to promote the fight saying:

“I want his belts, if I want to get them, I’ll have to smash his face.”
“I’ve seen all his opponents, and when they get in the ring, I get the impression they don’t do what they need to do. They don’t move forward. They don’t take any risk.”

“He has lost three fights and each time he lost them without going the distance. He couldn’t recover each time he got hit. That means he doesn’t take those hits well.”

Mormeck told Klitschko at the news conference:

“I’ve already seen you in bad shape quite a few times. Vladimir has a glass chin that I will break.”
“It’s the biggest challenge of my career. I’d like to become the first heavyweight champion from France.
Mormeck at 5”10” and 215 pounds will have to cope with a tremendous size differential against Klitschko, who is 6’6” and weighs 245 pounds.

Wladimir, borrowing from Joe Louis’s famous quote told Mormeck:

“Everybody has a plan until he gets hit.”

“So you got a plan and then your getting hit. Then the whole plan is just screwed up. So you can’t really follow the plan.”

“I can imagine what kind of game plan you could have for this fight. Boxing is a chess game. I am definitely going to fight you, play chess with you in the ring and eventually make a checkmate.”

Wladimir said that he was not taking Jean-Marc lightly and respects his power. Mormeck was able to knock David Haye down before being KO’d himself in their match in 2007, something Klitschko was unable to do.
Mormeck will be trained by former Mike Tyson trainer Kevin Rooney for the Klitschko fight. Jean-Marc has won three fights in a row since moving up to the heavyweight ranks.

Wladimir has not been defeated since his KO loss at the hands of Lamon Brewster in 2004. Klitschko had an epiphany after losing to Brewster, when even his brother Vitali suggested that it may be a good idea for him to hang up the gloves. Since taking on Emmanuel Steward  however, Wladimir has been virtually unbeatable becoming a dominant heavyweight champion in the process. 


Klitschko-Mormeck: Jean-Marc has the power to KO Wladimir

By Sean McDaniel: 

Few boxing fans are giving 39-year-old Jean-Marc Mormeck (36-4, 22 KO’s) much of a chance to beat IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KO’s) on December 10th at the ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

This would appear to be a huge mismatch,but you never know what can happen when you’ve a guy with a weak chin like Wladimir facing a puncher like Mormeck. There is a real possibility for an upset in this fight, because Wladimir often misses with his right hands when he throws them from long distance.

Mormeck, with his short arms and big power, he’ has the perfect leverage to make Wladimir pay for every missed punch. If Mormeck can connect with a right hand or a left hook to the off of one of Wladimir’s misses, it could be all over.

I don’t imagine a scenario where Wladimir will punch himself out like he did in his fights against Lamon Brewster and Ross Purity. This is more of Corrie Sanders type of situation where Wladimir goes into the fight without any respect for Mormeck’s power and runs into a big shot from the Frenchman while winging shots.
The one good thing that Wladimir has going for him now compared to in the Purity, Brewster and Sanders fight is that Wladimir knows how to hold when he’s hurt. He may need this if Mormeck connects with one of his power shots.

Another problem for Wladimir is that he’s facing a guy much smaller than him in this fight. Mormeck is really only 5’10″ if that, and the 6’6″ Wladimir is going to be fighting at a height that he’s not accustomed to. Wladimir is going to be in a strange situation where he’s punching at a height that ‘s not really used to and that’s could be a big disadvantage for him. As long as Wladimir uses his jab and fights on the outside, he’ll be okay but if he’s throwing left hooks and right hands, Mormeck can get him. 


Klitschko vs. Mormeck : How do you sell this fight?

By John F. McKenna (McJack):

 World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KO’s) will be fighting former cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck (36-4-22 KO’s) on December 10 at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The announcement, rumored for some time, was not a surprise. Wladimir will be making the 11th defense of his 2nd title reign against the 39 year old Mormeck. The match against Mormeck will be the 20th world heavyweight title fight that Klitscko has been involved in. Overall he is 17-2 in title fights.

Perhaps realizing his match with Jean-Marc would be a difficult fight to sell, Wladimir immediately began to hype Mormeck’s talent. He was quoted by the Associated Press as saying:

“I know that I am the favorite in all of my fights but I also know that each opponent is motivated to be in the best shape ever when he fights me. Mormeck is one of the most experienced fighters I have ever faced. He has had many world title fights, has a very good technique, can take a lot of punches and is very intelligent inside the ring. To underestimate him would be a fatal mistake.”

Mormeck realizes that he will be a huge underdog and stated:

“I can imagine what the odds will look like for me against Wladimir Klitschko, but I know my skills.”
Mormeck was KO’d by David Haye in 2007 in the 7th round after knocking Haye down in the 4th round. Mormeck took two years off after the loss to Haye and returned as a heavyweight, where he has won three fights against 2nd tier opposition.

Jean-Marc conceded that he would have thought long and hard before agreeing to fight Vitali Klitscko, but feels that he has a good chance against Wladmir who he accused of having a “glass chin”.

The Mormeck fight will be Wladimir’s first match since his one sided victory over David Haye on July 2nd. The Haye bout was heavily hyped and many gave the “Hayemaker” a good shot at carrying the championship back to England.

Whatever the reasoning was for Wladimir to choose such a soft opponent as Mormeck is not clear. Many boxing fans around the world were for the first time starting to show him the respect he has sought for so long. To be quite blunt Mormeck does not belong in the same ring with Wladimir. He has neither the credentials nor the size to legitimately compete with Wladimir Klitschko.

Unwittingly or not “Dr. Steelhammer” has placed himself in the position no fighter should ever be in. For Klitschko at the age of 35, a victory over Mormeck does nothing to secure or advance his legacy.

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