Boxing champ Klitschko faces taller, heavier Wach

Source : AP
Last Updated: Fri, Nov 09, 2012 16:30 hrs

Wladimir Klitschko will fight a heavier and taller opponent when he defends his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight belts against Mariusz Wach of Poland on Saturday.

Klitschko weighed in at 247 pounds on Friday, while the 32-year-old Wach was 251.

The unbeaten Wach will be the first fighter Klitschko has faced who is taller. The 36-year-old Ukrainian is 6-foot-6, while Wach is 6-7½ with a longer reach.

Klitschko goes into his 22nd world championship fight with a 58-3 (51 KOs) record, while Wach has won 27 bouts, 15 by knockout, since turning pro in 2005.

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