Boxing: Klitschko faces small problem

 

Saturday 03 March 2012 01:00
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Wladimir Klitschko who will be aiming for his 50th career knockout
Wladimir Klitschko who will be aiming for his 50th career knockout

Wladimir Klitschko will be aiming for his 50th career knockout when he defends his world heavyweight titles against French challenger Jean-Marc Mormeck tonight.

Klitschko is a big favorite to retain the WBA, IBF and WBO titles. He is 6in taller, has a 7in reach advantage and is four years younger than the 39-year-old Frenchman. Yet Klitschko says the Guadeloupe-born Mormeck is "very experienced" and "his size makes it even more difficult for me to hit him".

"It's so difficult to fight a smaller guy because usually they are faster physically," Klitschko said. "This is why I'm expecting a tough challenge, at least in the beginning of the fight."

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