From FIGHTNEWS: "Thompson next for Klitschko! IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (50-3, 44 KOs) will next defend his world titles against WBO mandatory challenger Tony Thompson. "The fight will take place this July in Germany," Klitschko told BILD. The 6'5 Thompson is currently the top American hope in the heavyweight division with a record of 31-1 with 19 KOs. He has 27 straight wins and has been unbeaten for eight years. The winner of Klitschko-Thompson will have a mandatory due around the end of the year against IBF mandatory Alexander Povetkin (15-0, 11 KOs). Thursday, March 27 2008" Thompson is a very good fighter....busy, skilled, has size and good movement. hasn't defeated anybody of consequence besides krasniqi (who is fringe contender)....but he was impressive in all his victories against top 40 guys. I guess if WBC's waiting for big Klit to decide wtf he's gonna do before they let Vlad fight and knock out Peter, and Valuev & Chagaev are tied up with each other.....who else is there for Vlad to fight that would pose a greater challenge/be more interesting?