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Boxen: Sabine Tyson gegen Klitschkow 1 + 2 ? B Ghost
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Boxen: Sabine Tyson gegen Klitschkow 1 + 2 ?

15.10.05 16:46
DER SPIEGEL 42/2005 - 17. Oktober 2005

Kampfmaschine mit Rastalocken

Von Maik Großekathöfer

Die Profiboxerin Ann Wolfe findet unter Frauen keine Gegnerinnen mehr - nun steigt die US-Amerikanerin gegen einen Mann in den Ring.

Eigentlich sah es nicht gut aus für die dunkelhäutige Boxerin aus Austin in Texas: Ann Wolfe hatte Vonda Ward zum Kampf um die IBA-Weltmeisterschaft im Halbschwergewicht gebeten, aber als die 34-Jährige im Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi in den Ring kletterte, war sie nicht nur 22 Zentimeter kleiner als ihre Gegnerin. Wolfe hatte für den Fight gegen die noch ungeschlagene Favoritin eigens fünf Kilogramm zunehmen müssen, weil sie zuvor eine Gewichtsklasse tiefer gekämpft hatte.

Halbschwergewichts-Weltmeisterin Wolfe (r.), Gegnerin Marsha Valley: Urgewalt der Schläge
APHalbschwergewichts-Weltmeisterin Wolfe (r.), Gegnerin Marsha Valley: Urgewalt der Schläge
Aber dann wurden die 5000 Fans Zeugen eines Spektakels. Zunächst sprengte Wolfe mit drei linken Jabs Wards Deckung, anschließend explodierte eine imposante Rechte an deren Kinn. Nach 68 Sekunden der ersten Runde, noch bevor sie auch nur einen Treffer landen konnte, kippte Vonda Ward besinnungslos zu Boden. Es war der eindrucksvollste K. o. in der Geschichte des Frauenboxens.

Ann Wolfe schwebt nicht durch den Ring wie ein Schmetterling. Und sie sticht auch nicht wie eine Biene. Es ist die Urgewalt ihrer Schläge, die Angst und Schrecken verbreitet. Wie eine Kampfmaschine prügelt die Frau mit den Rastalocken auf ihre Opfer ein. Und meist macht der Ringrichter dem wilden Treiben ein Ende: 15 ihrer 23 Profikämpfe hat sie vorzeitig beendet. Die Boxerin mit dem Kampfnamen "Brown Sugar" hat mittlerweile vier WM-Titel gewonnen, in vier verschiedenen Gewichtsklassen.

Boxen: Sabine Tyson gegen Klitschkow 1 + 2 ? Scontovaluta

ї Wir sollten Stefan Raab doch erstmal

15.10.05 16:59
eine Chance geben:
Boxen: Sabine Tyson gegen Klitschkow 1 + 2 ? 17591
Boxen: Sabine Tyson gegen Klitschkow 1 + 2 ? B Ghost
B Ghost:

Wieso hat denn diese DAME noch nie was von

15.10.05 18:41
Regina Halmich gehört??
Boxen: Sabine Tyson gegen Klitschkow 1 + 2 ? B Ghost

Neues von Sabine Klitschkow



Boxing's Battle of the Sexes

By Maik Grossekathöfer  

Ann Wolfe has enjoyed an illustrous boxing career, winning titles across four weight classes. But, women no longer want to fight her. Wolfe turned to Bo Skipper. In December, they'll fight boxing's first "Battle of the Sexes." -->

Anne Wolfe, right, lands a punch on Marsha Valley in their June 18 fight. Next up for Wolfe: Bo Skipper.
ZoomAPAnne Wolfe, right, lands a punch on Marsha Valley in their June 18 fight. Next up for Wolfe: Bo Skipper.
Things didn't look so good for the female boxer from Texas: Ann Wolfe had challenged Vonda Ward to a fight for the International Boxing Association World Championship, but as the 34 year-old climbed into the ring at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum the odds seemed clearly stacked against her. Not only was she was almost nine inches (22 centimeters) shorter than her undefeated opponent; but, in the weeks before the fight, Wolfe had to quickly gain 11 pounds (five kilograms) lest she not qualify for Ward's weight class. 

The 5,000 fans in the stadium became witnesses to an unprecedented spectacle. As soon as the opening bell had rung, Wolfe unleashed three left jabs on Ward and landed an explosive right on her chin. Sixty-eight seconds into the first round, before she could even land a punch, Vonda Ward fell to the mat. It was the most impressive knockout in the history of women's boxing.

Ann Wolfe doesn't float through the ring like a butterfly. And she doesn't sting like a bee. It's the elemental force of her punches that instills fear and terror. Wolfe beats her victims relentlessly, mercilessly. And usually, the referee needs to end the proceedings: Only 8 of her 23 matches ended in a judges' decision -- the rest have all be knockouts or TKOs. Over the course of her short career, the boxer, who has adopted the nickname "Brown Sugar", has won four titles in four different weight classes.

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Wolfe has trouble finding opponents, though. Even Laila Ali, daughter of the legendary Muhammed Ali and the best-paid female boxer in the world, has rejected the offer to fight Wolfe for a $500,000 purse. "She doesn't want to fight me, because she knows that I'd kill her," growled the challenger. "When there aren't any more women who want to take me on, then I have to take on a man."

Ann takes on Bo

And, thus, on December 2, boxing will have its first "battle of the sexes". The bout will run for eight rounds and will be aired nationwide in the United States. Wolfe's opponent will be the 36 year-old, cruiser-weight Bo Skipper.

"I've never hit a girl before, but now that's going to change," said Skipper. "I don't have any problem with hurting Ann. I just hope that after the fight she doesn't have to drink soup through a straw." Skipper doesn't think about the possibility of losing, because, he claims, "Men are just physically superior."

Wolfe, for her part, seems amused by the testosterone-saturated theatrics of her opponent. There is no readily discernible physical advantage: Skipper's frame resembles Wolfe's. And Wolfe's self-confidence is impenetrable. "I've sparred hundreds of rounds with tough guys, and every day I send one of them to the ground," she attests. "There's not a woman on the planet who can dish it out harder than me."

The bluster reminds one of September 1973. That was when the 29 year-old Billie Jean King, the world's number-one women's tennis player, took on Bobby Riggs, 26 years her senior. "The best women's tennis player wouldn't stand a chance against a half-demented man," boasted Riggs, the one-time Wimbledon champion. He felt assured of victory and as a display of machismo, he entered the arena in a rickshaw pulled by women. His exit was much less grand: He sulked to the showers after Billie Jean King shot him down in three sets - 6:4, 6:3, 6:3. 

Still, not everyone is looking forward to the impending boxing face-off -- "Ann vs. The Man" it has been billed. In April amateur female boxer Becky Zerlentes died after getting knocked out in Denver, even though she was wearing protective head gear. Wolfe won't be wearing any such protection. Experts fear that a serious injury would be a catastrophe for the sport of boxing. Dr. Michael Schwartz, President of the American Association of Ringside Physicians, advised Wolfe not to enter the ring against Skipper.

After considering the matter, though, the sporting commission of Mississippi dismissed any misgivings. Chairman John Lewis, a former boxer, visited one of Wolfe's training sessions and came away convinced of her fitness. "I don't worry about her safety," Lewis said after the visit. "Ann is damn tough."


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