Berlin – Heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko is targetting his 50th career knockout when he takes on outsider Jean-Marc Mormeck in Duesseldorf on Saturday.

Ukrainian Klitschko, whose older brother Vitali beat Briton Dereck Chisora on points earlier this month to retain his WBC crown, holds the WBO, IBF, and WBA versions of the title.

“I am ready for this challenge,” Wladimir told a news conference in Duesseldorf on Monday. “I still have the hunger and I do not take this fight lightly.

“When you see how he talks, looks and moves then that shows he has the will and determination to become the first world heavyweight champion from France.”

The 35-year-old warned the Frenchman, nicknamed “Mini Tyson” because of his build, would be no pushover even though he was 17 centimetres shorter at 1.81 metres than the Ukrainian.

“It is extremely difficult to box against a man who is a lot shorter,” said Wladimir. “It does not make my job easier.”

Vladimir, standing 1.98 metres tall, has notched 49 knockouts in his 59 professional fights, and has lost three.

The fight had to be rescheduled from its original Dec 10 2011 date after Vladimir pulled out to undergo surgery to remove a kidney stone.

Mormeck, the 38-year-old former cruiserweight world champion, said he did not fear the Ukrainian, who will have a much wider reach due to his height.

“I have an iron will and am tough. I fear no one and that is my mental strength,” he said. “Does he have that as well?”

Compared to brother Vitali’s controversial bout against Chisora, which featured Chisora slapping the WBC champion during the weigh-in and exchanging punches with British boxer David Haye in a post-fight press conference, preparations for this bout have so far been peaceful.

“But it is still Monday and a Vitali’s press conference also was peaceful. Let’s see what happens at the weigh-in,” Wladimir said.


WBO/IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (L) goes face to face with former cruiserweight king Jean-Marc Mormeck at a press conference at the InterContinental hotel in Duesseldorf, western Germany. Klitschko of Ukraine will defend his titles against Mormeck of France on March 3rd in Duesseldorf. EPIX will televise in the United States.


The Klitschko brothers continue working hard in their joint training camp in Austria. The two brothers have scheduled defenses only two weeks apart in Germany. WBO/WBA/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko defends his titles on March 3rd against Jean Marc Mormeck (36-4, 22KOs) at ESPIRIT Arena in Dusseldorf. Two weeks earlier, on February 18th, Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40KOs) defends the WBC title against Dereck Chisora (15-2, 9KOs) at Olympiahalle in Munich.


By Ruslan Chikov

The Klitschko brothers, who are taking part in their first joint training camp in several years, took several promotional photos to show their dominance over the heavyweight division. The joint training camp is taking place in Austria. The two brothers have scheduled defenses only two weeks apart in Germany.

WBO/WBA/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko defends his titles on March 3rd against Jean Marc Mormeck (36-4, 22KOs) at ESPIRIT Arena in Dusseldorf. Two weeks earlier, on February 18th, Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40KOs) defends the WBC title against Dereck Chisora (15-2, 9KOs) at Olympiahalle in Munich.



On February 25 in Stuttgart, WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck wants to become the first German world heavyweight champion since the great Max Schmeling when he takes on WBA regular champion Alexander Povetkin of Russia. “I’m very happy about the chance to fight the heavyweight world championship,” says Huck. “That to me is like winning the lottery. I really want to be the heir to Schmeling. But actually I see Povetkin only as a stopover on the way to the Klitschko brothers….I don’t understand why Povetkin has never taken the chance to climb into the ring against Wladimir. I think he’s afraid of the Klitschko brothers. I’m not.”

“I want to beat Povetkin, then compete against the two brothers. I know that Vitali and Wladimir are strong, and I respect their achievements. But I’m sure I can beat both of them. And anyway, what is it bigger than competing with the best? Why would someone enter the boxing ring if he doesn’t want to make the best possible fight? I can’t understand that.”

Huck is preparing in Berlin for his first fight as a heavyweight. “I’ve already gained the necessary pounds, I feel very comfortable with the higher weight. My energy levels have improved. I have more power than most heavyweights. At the same time I’m fast and physically in top condition. I’ll be training in the coming weeks as hard as ever. This is my big chance and I’m going to use it!”

Wladimir Klitschko’s world heavyweight title showdown with Jean-Marc Mormeck has been rescheduled for March 3 in Dusseldorf.

Klitschko had been due to put WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line against the Frenchman on Saturday – only for the Ukrainian to pull out following an operation to have a kidney stone removed.

However Klitschko, who toppled David Haye for the WBA strap in his last outing, has now confirmed the mandatory defence will go ahead at the ESPRIT Arena.

Klitschko said in a statement: “I know that I am the favourite in all my fights but I also know that each opponent is motivated to be in the best shape ever when he fights me.

“Mormeck is one of the most experienced fighters I have ever faced. He has had many world title fights, has a very good technique, can take a lot of punches and is very intelligent inside the ring.

“To underestimate him would be a fatal mistake. I am very happy to return to the ESPRIT Arena where I fought against Eddie Chambers. The spectators and the atmosphere for that fight were great and I am sure it will be again this time.”

WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko feels the right decision was made when he announced his withdrawal from this Saturday’s fight with former cruiserweight king Jean-Marc Mormeck. Klitschko felt ill over the weekend and had to undergo surgery on Saturday to remove a kidney stone. On Monday, Klitschko still felt  a lot of pain and knew the best decision was to withdrew from the fight, which is likely going to take place on the postponed date of March 3rd at ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf, Germany.

“The decision to postpone the fight was the right one. The main thing is your health. I could not enter this fight without being 100% ready. I’m very sorry for the boxing fans who were anticipating this upcoming fight. But, the fight is not being canceled completely, only postponed. The pain came unexpectedly and was unpredictable and uncontrollable. Probably on March 3rd, this fight will happen,” Klitschko said.

“My mother once had a stone in the kidney. She said childbirth was easier than dealing with the stone. I can’t compare these two things, but I feel a deep respect for any woman who gives a child to the world. Anyone who has experienced this kind of pain can understand – it is difficult to describe. The last four days, I was in hell and I’m glad that I’m now in a position to give an interview.”

“A year ago, I unfortunately had to cancel another fight. This is what happens in life and sometimes in sports. When you lose, then nobody cares whether you’re ready or hwther you were 100%. When I enter the ring, I want to be ready. Right now I’m going to take further tests to make sure that there is no cause for serious concern. I am very pleased with the university clinic in Dusseldorf, they have done everything necessary. Unfortunately, it was not enough so I could go into battle, but I’m glad that life goes on without pain.”

WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion champion Wladimir Klitschko is very upset with having to withdraw from this Saturday’s fight against Jean Marc Mormeck in Düsseldorf, Germany. There were was immediate concern when information leaked out over the weekend that Klitschko had been rushed to the hospital with abdominal pains. The boxer required surgery to remove a kidney stone.

Klitschko was scheduled to take part in a Monday final press conference, but he continued to feel sharp pains in his abdominal region and he also had a high fever. Local doctors advised him to withdraw and get a few weeks of rest. The fight with Mormeck is now possibly going to happen on March 3rd.

“I’m devastated. I suddenly had incredible pain. The worst I’ve ever experienced. I had perfectly prepared [for this fight] for seven weeks. Then I get knocked out [of the fight] by a small three-millimeter kidney stone. I am totally disappointed,” Wladimir said.


By Ruslan Chikov

Berlín – El combate por la corona de los pesos pesados en tres asociaciones y federaciones entre el actual campeón, el ucranio Vladimir Klitschko, y el francés Jean Marc Mormeck ha sido aplazado sin fecha por enfermedad del púgil eslavo.

Klitschko fue operado de urgencia este sábado en la Clínica Universitaria de Düsseldorf para extirparle una piedra renal y se encuentra convaleciente desde entonces, anunciaron hoy los organizadores del evento.

El combate entre Klitschko, que ostenta las coronas de la OMB, AMB y FIB, debía disputarse el sábado próximo 8 de diciembre, en el pabellón Esprit Arena de la ciudad alemana de Düsseldorf, al oeste del país.

Los patrocinadores del más joven de los hermanos Klitschko, de 35 años, contaban inicialmente con que el púgil se recuperara en el plazo de una semana, pero los médicos han descartado que pueda estar listo para el combate.

As previously reported, heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko pulled out of his fight against France’s Jean-Marc Mormeck. Wladimir had surgery to remove a kidney stone over the weekend and was still feeling ill. The fight had been scheduled for Saturday in Duesseldorf.

Klitschko’s manager, Bernd Boente, revealed that March 3 was a possible new date. The IBF would have to approve because Klitschko would be requested to fight a mandatory challenger on that date.

“We hope to know in two or three days. Mormeck is also ready to accept it,” Boente said.

Klitschko, the WBO, IBF, IBO and WBA champion, had abdominal pain at his training camp in Austria on Friday. The 35-year-old Ukrainian was taken to Innsbruck for treatment before he was transferred to a Duesseldorf hospital. The stone was removed Saturday, but Klitschko returned to the hospital Sunday before a scheduled television appearance.

Older brother Vitali Klitschko, the WBC champion, appeared on the live program and said Wladimir became ill shortly before the show and returned to the Duesseldorf hospital. He declined to elaborate.

The 39-year-old Mormeck is a former WBC and WBA unified cruiserweight champion. He has won all his fights since moving to the heavyweight division in 2009. He has a career record of 36 wins (22 KOs) and four defeats.

Saturday’s fight was supposed to be Klitschko’s 20th title bout and his first appearance since beating Britain’s David Haye in July. His record is 56-3 with 49 KOs.

According to sources close to the situation, next week’s heavyweight championship fight between WBO/IBF/WBA-kingpin Wladimir Klitschko and former cruiserweight champ Jean-Marc Mormeck has been called off after Klitschko suffered from nephroliths, kidney stones. The champion was admitted twice to the hospital over the weekend. Klitschko had the kidney stones removed but suffered from complications, making his title defense impossible.

Klitschko manager Bernd Bönte confirmed the cancelation, stating: “It is true, the fight is canceled. Wladimir is really sad and devastated, but he suffered from extreme pain.” The heavyweight champion had kidney stones removed in surgery on Saturday but suffered an inflammation. He went back to the hospital yesterday, canceling an appearance alongside his brother Vitali in a German TV show. The elder Klitschko said: “He felt nauseous and went to the clinic. He isn’t feeling so well.” A press conference with further updates is scheduled for later today in Dusseldorf, Germany

Last night WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck publicly called out both Klitschko brothers on one of Germany’s biggest TV shows “TV Total.” ‘Captain’ Huck had a special present for host Stefan Raab who hosts a platform diving event this weekend which will feature Huck as one of the guest stars: A life-size cardboard stand-up of himself holding baby-versions of the Klitschkos in his arms, complete with broken teeth and with Wlad sporting a black eye. “I don’t care which brother I can get my hands on. I would fight both of them right away,” proclaimed Huck. Raab stated, “If you win our diving event I will talk to Wladimir and make the fight happen!” David Haye drew the ire of the Klitschko family with an image on a t-shirt. How will they react to this? On Best Survival Products you will find all the preparedness gear you need to be ready in case of emergency. Be equipped to ensure your safety with our self-defense products and to face natural disaters with our survival supplies and kits. Rotorm – Survival Products Shop Online – That said, getting the best survival bow may be the difference between merely surviving or thriving even under harsh conditions. Several brands purport to offer the perfect survival bow but this only makes it harder for you. However, we are here to help you discover some of the top bows on the market.


Unbeaten WBO Intercontinental heavyweight champion Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs) says his time is now. “I am ready for the Klitschkos,” proclaims the 6’6 star of the Sauerland stable. Helenius returns December 3 against an opponent to be named in Helsinki, Finland. According to his promoter, negotiations are ongoing with “two top people” and ‘Mister X’ will be announced in the coming days. “For me, it’s no problem,” says Helinius. “I just need a couple of weeks to adjust myself for each opponent.” Helinius has KO’d three former heavyweight champions and has stopped ten of his last eleven opponents.


Wladimir Klitschko will defend his WBO/WBA/IBF world heavyweight titles against the former cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck on 10 December at the ESPRIT Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. .

The Germany-based Ukrainian, who holds several “alphabet” belts and is recognised as the world champion, will face the veteran in Dusseldorf’s Esprit Arena in his first fight since easily beating David Haye in July.

Haye got off the floor to stop Mormeck when they met for the WBC cruiserweight title in France in 2007. Mormeck, 39, has laboured his way to three wins at heavyweight since then and has not stopped an opponent in five years.

Klitschko, 35 and with a record of 56-3 (49 KOs), will be expected to make Mormeck his 50th knockout victim. He said: “I know that I go into every fight as the favourite but I also know that every opponent will be prepared to be at their best against me.

“Mormeck is one of the most experienced opponents I’ve ever faced. He has already competed in numerous world title fights, he’s technically strong, has excellent boxing skills and fights extremely intelligently. To underestimate him would be fatal.”

Mormeck (36-4, 22KO wins) vowed to seize his chance. “I’ve longed for this opportunity. I know I can take it. Unlike against David Haye, when I had him on the ground before losing, I will finish the job now. Wladimir has a glass chin that I will break. He can’t take punches. On 11 December I’ll come home to Paris with a suitcase full of championship belts.”

French boxer Jean-Marc Mormeck said on Wednesday he is confident that he can
beat current WBO/IBF/WBA title holder Wladimir Klitschko in their heavyweight
bout on December 10.

“I have overcome every challenge I have set myself in the past,” said the
veteran fighter, born on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.

“I have tried to win every championship belt in the past and now I have the
chance to get them. I am strong enough to do it, I am a warrior in the ring,” he
added during a press conference here in Dusseldorf.

It is in this west German city that 39-year-old Mormeck will face Klitschko,
35, in December.

The youngest of the Klitschko brothers will be returning to the ring for the
first time since his comprehensive win against Britain’s David Haye in their
unification fight in Hamburg in July. “I don’t want to give him any chance, I want to destroy him,” said the Ukrainian-born, but German-based, Klitschko of his opponent.”I might have a glass jaw, but I will knock you out before you even touch it,” he added in response to claims made by Mormeck recently. Klitschko has 56 career wins, including 49 knock-outs, to just three defeats. Former WBA cruiserweight champion Mormeck is the current North American heavyweight champion. He has a 36-4 record, with 22 knock-outs. He will be the first Frenchman to dispute a heavyweight title since Lucien Rodriguez in 1983.

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