NORTH BERGEN (July 8, 2011) - Undefeated Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach has a lot more riding on his July 29 matchup with Irish toughman Kevin McBride than adding another win. Wach has his dreams of becoming heavyweight champion of the world hanging in the balance.
Wach, 24-0 (12 KO), of North Bergen, NJ by way of Krakow, Poland has long dreamed of becoming his country's first heavyweight champion, and if he gets through "The Clones Collosus" McBride (35-9-1, 29 KO) in the ten-round main event of "Heat Wave" at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., an opportunity to face one of the heavyweight champion Klitschko brothers Wladimir and Vitali may be in store.
"I've spoken with the Klitschko brothers promotional team in Germany, and they told me that they are very interested in facing Wach," said Mariusz Kolodziej, who co-promotes Wach through his company Global Boxing with Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports.
"Wach presents them the opportunity to show that they are not just bullies picking on smaller opponents, and the Klitschkos present Wach the chance to show the world the true warrior that he is."
Speaking from his training camp at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, Wach said he was very excited for the opportunity to face one - or both - of the Klitschko brothers.
"I am very focused on my next fight with McBride, but it gives me greater motivation knowing that I may face one of the Klitschkos in the following fight," said Wach, who is trained by the De Leon brothers Juan and Carlos. "I must first get through McBride, but after that, I'm ready for either brother."
Wach, who stands an imposing 6'8" and weighs around 250 pounds, may be just the answer for the super heavyweight giants who have controlled the division for nearly a decade. WBO/WBA/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko, age 35 with a record of 56-3 (49 KO), stands at 6'6" and 240 pounds, while the 39-year-old WBC champion Vitali Klitschko is 6'7" and 250 pounds with a 42-2 (39 KO) record.
The 2004 Polish Olympian Wach is just 31 years old, younger than the Klitschkos and smack dead in his prime.
"I left my home country of Poland to train in America so that I can focus on my main goal in life, which is to become the heavyweight champion. I fight for my country's honor, my son Oliver who is about to have his first birthday and my fiancee. I have made the sacrifices to be away from them so that I can have my best opportunity to achieve my dreams."
Tickets priced at $40, $65 and $105, can be purchased at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen or by calling CES at 401-724-2253/2254 or Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000.