Gordon Marino: Wladimir Klitschko Vies to Make Heavyweight History
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
The attention of boxing fans in the U.S. will be riveted on a ring in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this Saturday. There, pound-for-pound king, Floyd Mayweather will be defending his welterweight world title against Robert Guerrero.
However, on that same night, thousands of miles away, another milestone fistic event will be in process. World heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KOs) will defend his title against Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KO's) of Italy. The contest will take place at the SAP -- Arena in Mannheim Germany (and will be televised on EPIX, beginning at 4:30 ET).
Pianeta, who now lives in Germany, is a former Klitschko sparring partner who insists that when working with his boss, he detected flaws that he will exploit on Saturday night. Pianeta is a southpaw with good boxing skills but is not in the same ball park as Klitschko in terms of speed and power.
Though undefeated, Pianeta's biggest victories are over heavyweights on the senior ci
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