Heavyweight championship boxing makes an EPIX return on Saturday!
World Heavyweight Champion WLADIMIR “Dr. Steelhammer” KLITSCHKO (58-3, 51 KOs), of Kiev, Ukraine, will defend his unified titles This Saturday! November 10, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT, exclusively on EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service. EpixHD.comwill stream the fights live as part of a special free trial offer for boxing fans.
Klitschko, the World Boxing Association (WBA) Super heavyweight / International Boxing Federation (IBF) / World Boxing Organization (WBO) / International Boxing Organization (IBO) / The Ring heavyweight champion, will battle 6'7 1/2 undefeated world-rated contender MARIUSZ “The Viking” WACH (27-0, 15 KOs), a native of Poland who fights out of North Bergen, NJ, at the O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany. It is the first time the 6'6 Klitschko has ever rumbled with a taller opponent. It will also be the first fight since 2004 that Klitschko will not have Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward in his corner. The telecast will include a tribute to Steward who passed away on October 25.
The telecast and live stream will also feature ROBERT “The Nordic Nightmare” HELENIUS (17-0, 11 KOs), a native of Finland who fights out of Berlin, Germany, risking his undefeated record and his march to a world title shot against battle-tested veteran SHERMAN “The Tank” WILLIAMS (35-11-2, 19 KOs), a native of the Bahamas, who fights out of Vero Beach, Fla., live from the Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki, Finland.
These four gladiators boast a combined record of 137-14-2 (95 KOs) – a 90% winning percentage and a 69% victory by knockout ratio.
As has become the custom, EPIX will once again present the closed-captioned simulcast of this world championship rumble on its jumbotron in Times Square in New York City (Broadway between 44th and 45th Sts.)
Who will win? Wladimir Klitschko or Tyson Fury?