Monday, October 19, 2009

Klitschko vs Johnson Is On!

It's official. The WBC heavyweight champion "Dr. Ironfist" Vitali Klitschko won 38 (KO 37) + lost 2 (KO 2) + drawn 0 = 40 will defend his titles for the 3rd time this year and just 3 months after defeating the top American heavyweight Chris Arreola when he takes on another top American heavyweight Kevin “The Kingpin” Johnson won 22 (KO 9) + lost 0 (KO 0) + drawn 1 = 23 on December 12th at the PostFinance-Arena in Bern, Switzerland.

Johnson stands 6'3" (1,91 m) has beaten Devin Vargas, an undefeated prospect(17-0-0) at the time, in his last fight, and has also beaten the former WBA world heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon. Johnson is also ranked as number 6 of both WBC and WBA.

This will be broadcast live and exclusively on RTL. Ticket sale will start on October 24.

Klitschko Quotes

“I am in an excellent shape and had a perfect preparation and fight in Los Angeles. I can hardly wait to step into the ring again. Kevin Johnson is very dangerous. He already had 23 fights as a pro and is undefeated. He is technically much better than my last opponent Arreola. I know I can`t underestimate Johnson but I have no doubt to keep the WBC belt.”

Johnson Quotes

“I’ve been working hard for this chance and I will definitely take it. On December 12th, there will finally be an American heavyweight champion again. I am sorry for ruining Klitschko’s Christmas holidays.”

Bernd Bönte Quotes

*Managing Director of the Klitschko Management Group

“Vitali`s performance against Chris Arreola in Los Angeles showed his extra class. With Kevin Johnson, Vitali will again face a very strong contender. Johnson is undefeated, self-conscious and knows what a great chance this will be for him. The PostFinance-Arena in Bern is a fantastic venue and the right arena for a huge title fight.”

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