During the recent press conference in Hamburg, Germany for Saturday's bout between WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KO) and Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KO) of Poland - Wach's promoter Mariusz Kolodziej of Global Boxing Promotions believes that the undefeated challenger nicknamed “Viking” has nothing to lose and he’s able to spring a surprise.
"Vikings invaded Hamburg many years ago. History repeats itself. In 2012, a Viking is here again. He's a Polish Viking. It will be a tough fight for both fighters, they possess similar arsenal. We will see who wields a more powerful weapon. Wach is young and ambitious, but he has nothing to lose. The ring will verify everything, and the better fighter will win," Kolodziej told sportbox.ru.
32-years old Wach will be the fourth Polish contender in history who will try to get the world title in the heavyweight division. The other three who tried to do it were Andrew Golota (four times), Albert Sosnowski and Tomasz Adamek. None of those fighters got the championship belt.