On Saturday November 28th 2015, Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KO’s) will defend his RING/WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO World Heavyweight Championships against undefeated challenger Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KO’s).  The fight will take place in the Esprit Arena of Dusseldorf Germany and brought to you live by HBO Boxing at 4:30 PM ET.  For those who miss it, HBO will re run the bout at 8:30 PM ET.  In the co-feature, Huggie Fury (17-0, 9 KO’s) takes on Adnan Redzovic (16-1, 5 KO’s).   Here is the breakdown and predictions:

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO

-Record:  64 – 3 – 0, 53 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 6″

-Reach:  81″

-Born:  3/25/76 (age 39)

-Notable Fights:

  • Chris Byrd #1  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 10/14/00.  (Won WBO Heavyweight Title)
  • Ruslan Chagaev  —  Win, TKO 9th round (12), 6/20/09.  (Won TheRing Heavyweight Title)
  • Alexander Povetkin  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 10/5/13.

Klitschko has defended his heavyweight title successfully 18 times in a row.  Overall he has defended successfully 22 times, placing him behind only Joe Louis, who by many is considered the greatest heavyweight ever.  Klitschko will go for title defense #19 in a row on Saturday night against Tyson Fury.

TYSON FURY

-Record:  24 – 0 – 0, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 9″

-Reach:  85″

-Born:  8/12/88 (age 27)

-Notable Fights:

  • Kevin Johnson  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 12/1/12.  (Won WBC title eliminator)
  • Steve Cunningham  —  Win, TKO 7th round (12), 4/20/13.  (Won IBF title eliminator)
  • Christian Hammer  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 2/28/15.

After winning not one but two title eliminators over 3 years ago, Fury finally gets his shot against the champ.  If Fury can indeed back up his trash talking, he should cruise to an easy victory.  The odds are considerably against him though.

Predictions:

  • Huggie Fury  —  def  —  Adnan Redzovic  —  via  —  TKO 7th round
  • Wladimir Klitschko  —  def  —  Tyson Fury  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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