WBC world heavyweight champion, Vitali Klitschko, 38, will defend his title belt against Polish challenger Albert Sosnowski, 31, at the Veltins Arena on May 29, 2010 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany in front of an expected audience of 60,000.
Vitali’s younger brother Wladimir Klitschko, 34, recently defended his WBO, IBO, IBF and Ring Magazine titles against American heavyweight Eddie Chambers, Wladimir won that fight by KO in the 12th round, in front of 51,000 fans at the ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs) holds the EBU (European title), but has never fought for a major world title before, this will be his first shot at the championship belt.
Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) has successfully defended his WBC title several times since winning the vacant belt in 2004 against Corrie Sanders.
Press Conference Quotes:
Vitali Klitschko: “Muhammad Ali had this belt, Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis had it and now I am the rightful owner.”
Vitali Klitschko:“I am the strongest in the world and for whoever comes to watch the fight I promise an unforgettable performance. I will only part with this belt when I want to.”
Vitali Klitschko:“He (Sosnowski) has more fights than me, more experience in the heavyweight division … but I am happy with whoever comes to challenge me and I am delighted with the fight.”
Vitali Klitschko:“With Sosnowski, we met and talked. I saw it (the hunger) in his eye. He wants it.”
Sosnowksi: “I will win this fight and bring the title back to Poland.”
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