Photos: Vitali Klitschko 247 lbs/ 112.0 kg vs Albert Sosnowski 224 lbs / 101.8 kg
WBC World Heavyweight Champion and his opponent Albert Sosnowski stepped on the scales at Karstadt sports in Essen, Germany, today. Here are the weighs:Klitschko-Sosnowski: Klitschko Huge Favorite Ahead Of Saturday Showdown
Vitali Klitschko 247 lbs/ 112.0 kilograms - Albert Sosnowski 224 lbs / 101.8 kilograms
The eagerly anticipated heavyweight championship will take place on Saturday, May 29, at VELTINS-Arena Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Tickets, starting at € 20, can be purchased online at www.eventim.de or by phone 01149-1805-57 00 70.
The fight card presented by K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group can be seen live on PPV television in North America. The show is being distributed by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95..
This Saturday night, European heavyweight champion, Albert "The Dragon" Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27KO) will be looking to become the first ever Polish Heavyweight Champion, when he takes on WBC heavyweight king, Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37KO) at Veltins Arena, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
The 31-year-old Polish native Sosnowski is promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing (USA), Keyspan Media (Poland) and Matchroom Sport (UK).
Klitschko and Sosnowski both weighed in today with Sosnowski tipping the scales at a ripped and ready 224.4 lbs, while Vitali weighed in at 247 lbs.
"Albert is in absolutely phenomenal shape, so you know that he has trained extremely hard for this fight and is ready to go Saturday night," stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing, who is with Albert in Germany. "They are anticipating upwards of 40,000 Polish fans coming to show their support for Albert tomorrow night, so although Albert isn't fighting in his own backyard, his strong contigent of fans will certainly try to make him feel like it. Albert is confident in his game plan and I am excited and looking forward to what I believe is going to be a every entertaining and exciting fight."
KLITSCHKO HUGE FAVOURITE AHEAD OF SATURDAY SHOWDOWN
HEAVYWEIGHT champion Vitali Klitschko is just 1-25 on Betfair to successfully defend his WBC title when he squares up to Albert Sosnowski on Saturday night in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
The hard-hitting Ukrainian is 2-13 to knock-out his opponent and 11-1 to do so inside the first round.
Entering the ring with odds of 18-1, Sosnowski is not expected to pose much of a threat. The unfancied Pole is a 129-1 long-shot to score a KO in the first three minutes.
Betfair spokesperson Alex Bake said: “Since he returned to the ring in 2008 Vitali Klitschko has a perfect record, which many Betfair punters are backing to remain intact tonight.”
To win the bout Betfair bet: 1-25 Vitali Klitschko, 22-1 Albert Sosnowski, 79-1 draw.
Article posted on 27.05.2010
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