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Photos: Klitschko, Wach Tense Stare Down at Weigh-In

Wladimir Klitschko and Mariusz Wach are both fit and ready for Saturday night's heavyweight championship battle at the O2 Arena in Hamburg, Germany.

Klitschko (58-3, 50KO) weighed in at 246.9 lb (112 kg), notably lighter than the career-heavy 249 lb he posted for his 6th round stoppage win over Tony Thompson in his most recent appearance in July. Wach (27-0, 15KO) came in at 249.1 lb (113 kg) for his first-ever crack at a world title. The 6′ 7½″ challenger is the first opponent to have a height advantage over the 6'6" Klitschko, as well as boasting a slightly longer reach.

 

The heavyweight championship marks sixth defense of the lineal crown for Klitschko. On the alphabet side, it's the 12th defense of the belt he acquired in his April '06 rematch with Chris Byrd to start his second title reign.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vacon04 on 11-10-2012

Wlad looks in massive shape, he's going to KO Wach in less than 10.

Comment by 110110110 on 11-10-2012

Wlad has the perfect physic for the style in wich he fights. White boxers in general seem to have one important advantages compared to balck boxers, straight punching, Pavlik, kessler, froch,abraham,and wlad, when the throw straight`s the are damaging and…

Comment by elfag on 11-10-2012

[QUOTE=Motofan;12680823]Wach is a soft looking guy all around. His arms look soft and underdeveloped, his body looks soft, his hands are small...then take into account that he lacks speed of hand or foot, not a whole lot of power, and…

Comment by aboxingfan on 11-09-2012

Wlad is always in shape, but is it me or does his left side (chest, bicep) look bigger than his right. Has he been working the left hook etc for an opening / knockout. Lord knows he has unbelievable left…

Comment by Weltschmerz on 11-09-2012

[QUOTE=Medved;12681589]There arent too many people in BOXING that have a better skillset, and there def isnt any above LHW that can even come close to Wlad in terms of speed/technique/power. Dude is crisp, hell, he was faster than David Haye,…

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