By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com was advised by source close to the negotiations that a deal is in place for Vitali Klitschko (38-2, 37KOs) to defend his WBC heavyweight title against undefeated Kevin Johnson (22-0-1, 9KOs) on tentative date of December 12. A venue in Switzerland is in the running to host the event but other locations are also being considered.