Bernd Boente

We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Bernd Boente is associated, including October and UK. Most recently, Bernd Boente has been quoted saying: “He said it before the fight, if he loses then he will congratulate Anthony and if it was the other way around Anthony would have congratulated Wladimir. We had all the respect between the teams, we congratulated each other, it was a smooth event from A to Z.” in the article Why Joshua-Klitschko was ‘the best boxing event ever’.

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It was the best boxing event ever. We had a very smooth and cooperative operation with Matchroom. Eddie and myself worked very closely together from moment one until the fight and it's a fight everyone will remember. Both were on the floor and both [...]

His preparation was fantastic, but he always prepares very well and as I said before, styles make fights. It's different if you fight a guy like [Kubrat] Pulev, who I felt never had a chance against Wladimir. We all knew Joshua is a different calibr[...]

He said it before the fight, if he loses then he will congratulate Anthony and if it was the other way around Anthony would have congratulated Wladimir. We had all the respect between the teams, we congratulated each other, it was a smooth event fro[...]

It helps boxing, the regular boxing fan is not interested in these guys like Tyson Fury and their comments, throwing tables, spitting at each other, nobody wants to see that. Inside boxing fans maybe think it's funny but the outside people don't lik[...]

When we all left the stadium we all knew we'd seen one of the best heavyweight fights ever. This reminded me of the three [Riddick] Bowe-[Evander] Holyfield fights. And they had three fights, so let's see. Why not?

He's not that disappointed anymore, he knows that he made some mistakes but he also knows that he could beat Anthony. He showed that. Two, three more punches in round six or even round seven and he would've been the winner. He knows that and he will[...]

He discusses this with his brother, with myself, with his coach and then makes a decision. It's not that he has to worry that he has no chance in the rematch. It was surprising that Wladimir got up in the fifth round and it was surprising that Joshu[...]

As you can imagine, he was absolutely disappointed after the fight in the locker room while we were all sitting together. Now he feels better, he's on vacation in Florida with his wife and daughter, relaxing a little bit and he'll make his decision [...]

It's going to take a couple of weeks, it won't take months, but he's going to have a holiday I think, go away on Monday.

I'm extremely happy and thankful that our respective U.S. TV partners Showtime and HBO reached an agreement. This happened before in the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and the Lewis vs. Tyson fights and shows you the magnitude of our event at Wembley Stadi[...]

He is very relaxed, calm and focused. But this is only the calm before the storm. He is incredibly motivated to fight on this stage, the sold-out Wembley Stadium, and also to fight as a challenger for the first time in a long time. Sometimes I thoug[...]

"This world championship at the sold out Wembley stadium will be one of the biggest event worldwide this year."

We're in talks with Wembley [Stadium], it's going well. Obviously nothing is officially done until Anthony wins. Aside from Wembley there is also the [Principality] Stadium in Cardiff, another option. But Wembley is first choice, it's the most famou[...]

"We just have a few small little things – not even problems – just small details to sort out but everything is in place". "We've had very constructive talks for a while now. Wladimir will be in Manchester at the weekend and provided Anthony wins, we[...]

From the beginning, we said we are waiting on the ruling from the WBA. So far there is no ruling, there have been rumours about opponents and major injuries, but we know the business. The fact is, we are waiting and still hoping that the real big on[...]

The most important thing – not the injury – is that we have no opponent. We have no opponent, we have no contract, we have not sold a ticket, we have no press conference. It's October 25 and whoever was the opponent would be planned for December 10.[...]

"That's the plan, but it depends on the WBA. From the beginning, Wladimir always was a very, very proud and committed WBA champion and he would like the WBA title to be on the line too,". "It's important to him, he's said it from the beginning and t[...]

"Everybody is talking about the injury, it has zero to do with that,". "If the WBA ruled in favour of the Joshua fight I'm sure we would have gone through with it. I spoke to Eddie and we both still hope President Mendoza will rule in favour of our [...]

If we had an opponent and there were a fight set on December 10, he would fight. He could fight. He has to stop training, and at the end of this week he could resume training if he wanted.

We both agreed it makes no sense, because of our national and international broadcast partners and the media tour and of course the training. We said 'let's cross our fingers that we get this ruling from the WBA.' We said we can do it in spring, Mar[...]

We have the deal in place, but he likes to fight and as long as he puts in a good performance he'll fight on. He will definitely not fight on for the next five years but he likes to fight, he still feels good and as long as his body is OK and his he[...]

"Regardless of that [TV] deal – he's not forced to have all of the fights on it – he will fight on,"

"We are not making any plans for after this fight,". "Wladimir will definitely go on and fight next year but we haven't made any plans regarding opponents or anything, we are 100 per cent focusing on this fight and that's it, but this will definitel[...]

"There were no discussions beforehand – I don't know what it really is,". "We also want to implement VADA [Voluntary Anti-Doping Association] random testing for the fight, blood and urine [testing]. We want to implement that in the contract and I th[...]

I don't know [if the fight will happen in October], it depends on the ruling and maybe ongoing discussions with team Fury because our door is always open, but I doubt it because these are absolutely impossible demands they have. For us it's a breach[...]

"We have the contract and we will go with the contract and we will not discuss the contract here in front of the media. There's a contract in place and we go with the contract. Everything else will be organised and decided by the governing bodies on[...]

"The gloves were prototypes and were sent for fabrication, I think it's in Pakistan or India, that's from Paffen Sports, a very well reputed company and we hope that they are here right on time,"

"This is a super interesting fight because Fury is undefeated, taller, has a longer reach and can change stances,". "Boxing fans know all that, and the press conference when Fury dressed as Batman was all over the media. It definitely compares with [...]

"We already broke the indoor attendance record in Gelsenkirchen [in 2009] when 61,000 people watched the fight against Ruslan Chagaev and the roof was closed,"

"For a couple days it was completely flat because of the horrible things that were happening in Paris, but that influences all European events, concerts, sports events in general. Now after last weekend and all of Germany's first and second division[...]

The interest TV-wise in the UK, Germany and all over Europe is huge. I know 80 per cent of UK pay-per-view sales are normally done on the last day, but RTL are expecting over 10m viewers here.

"The level of interest is increasing, especially after last weekend,"

"Absolutely,". "We had, just last week, a huge security meeting for Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury, and all the security will be upgraded. We are talking to the arena security, the police, our own security and it will be extremely upgraded. Please [...]

"It happened during training the day after the press conference [September 24]. We will definitely reschedule, and it will stay in the stadium [Espirit Arena in Dusseldorf] – it is almost sold out – so all the fans will be able to transfer their tic[...]

"It was a tendon tear on his left calf,"

"The deal we have in place with the stadium here, both sides expect to make better business than in another stadium in the UK,"

In his last fight he fought an American in Madison Square Garden. Inside the ring, nobody can help you and the atmosphere outside the ring, I think the athletes hear that before the fight but the moment you hear the first bell I think it's a differe[...]

The TV partners wanted the fight in October, September would have been too close for a promotion anyway, therefore you can't go into an open-air stadium as it's too cold, it could rain. This stadium is one of, if not the only, one in Europe that you[...]

We've had two fights in this stadium before, they both sold out, so the expectation for this much bigger fight is for it to sell out again. There are not many options in the UK for an indoor stadium like this with the roof.

"We are exploring TV options in England in the next couple of weeks, we've been approached by ITV, BT and Sky and Mick [Hennessey, Fury's promoter] and myself will meet the executives in the next couple of weeks and will hopefully have a decision so[...]

Dusseldorf is in the west of Germany so it's close to the UK. Fans can come by train, car or plane and we'll work with our ticketing partners to make sure thousands of UK fans have the opportunity to come to Dusseldorf and we hope for an atmosphere [...]

"At the moment we are far away from finalising anything,". "Bryant Jennings was the first choice. He was. But at the moment negotiations are stuck a little bit.".

"At this moment it could be anybody who is available and would be okayed by the relevant TV stations meaning HBO in the US, and RTL in Germany,". "But I can't discuss all the names. You know the business – it automatically means the purse goes 50 pe[...]

"Shannon Briggs at this moment he's not on Wladimir's radar,". "Knock on wood, Wladimir is looking for the winner of Wilder-Stiverne or Chisora and Fury. Those are interesting fights and really big fights. The goal has always been to unify.".

"You can promote a fight or upgrade [interest in] a fight when you have a challenge like David Haye but at this moment we have no idea what happens next year,"

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