Heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 51 KOs) will defend his IBF, WBA, IBO, WBO and Ring Magazine titles against Italian undefeated 28 year old challenger Francesco Pianeta (28-0, 15 KOs) on May 4th at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany.
Klitschko is the heavy betting favorite to win on Saturday night, and Pianeta a cancer survivor will attempt to pull off an upset. The two combatants are of similar size, Wladimir Klitschko is 6 foot 6 and Francesco Pianeta is 6 foot 5, Klitschko is orthodox, while Pianeta is a southpaw. This will be the toughest challenger of Pianeta’s career his two biggest wins in 10 round decisions against aging heavyweights Frans Botha and former champion Oliver McCall.
The Klitschko vs. Pianeta event will be streamed live online through EpixHD.com, and the bout will also be televised on EPIX.
For more information on how to watch Wladimir Klitschko vs. Francesco Pianeta go to epixhd.com/klitschko-vs-pianeta