Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 51 KOs), of Ukraine, in his 2013 debut, will be making title defense No. 14 in his current seven-year reign as heavyweight kingpin, against undefeated contender and cancer survivor Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KOs), of Italy. “Dr. Steelhammer” will also be going for his landmark 60th professional victory.
Right here, find the Klitschko vs. Pianeta weigh-in results and photos.
- Wladimir Klitschko: 249 lbs
- Francesco Pianeta: 240 lbs
As you can see from the weigh-in photos, both of these guys are absolutely jacked. That’s no surprise for Klitschko, who’s always in phenomenal condition, but seeing these two guys next to one another is frightening. They’re ripped and ready. Klitschko has the height and reach though, not to mention the incomparable slate of experience, and his supreme skill. Good luck to Francesco, you’ll need it.
The fight will take place this Saturday and will be televised live from SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany to the U.S. exclusively on EPIX, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT. It will also be streamed live on EpixHD.com at the same time, and will include a free two-week trial for fans.
Klitschko vs. Pianeta will be a nice way to whet your appetite for all of the boxing to follow later in the evening.