IBF Heavyweight Champ Wladimir Klitschko made a stop in NYC yesterday:
Wladimir Klitschko was here en route to Las Vegas for tonight's Oscar De La Hoya–Floyd Mayweather bout and stopped by the Fantasma Magic Shop, where he impressed some professional prestidigitators with his mind-reading skills and card-trick prowess.
Houdini, Blackstone, Henning, Copperfield – Klitschko? That's right, and Wladimir is probably better than all of them. I'm not saying that his sleight of hand skills are better than those of the aforementioned masters, but none of those other guys could kill you with his bare hands. "Ze cahd you peeked iz ze eight ov spades," predicts the giant Heavyweight. "Uh, yeah, you guessed it Champ. How did you do that? You're a genius Champ," you say as you swallow the three of hearts.
Klitschko, a Ukrainian who lives in Germany, then worked his magic at the Rangers game as he chatted up supermodel Karolina Kurkova and Nobu owner Drew Nieporent.
I wonder what Klitschko's mind-reading powers revealed when he was conversing with the lovely Karolina. Maybe something like, "As long as you're rich and famous, I will love you." I kid, Karolina. I know you desire pale assistant editors, and that celebrity and wealth do not inflame your passion nearly as much as a ribald limerick. Anyway, the Rangers lost to the Sabres 2-1, and that's your NHL update of the day. -KD