On The Beak – Admin
In addition to Wladimir Klitschko (56-3-0, 49ko), the most dominant heavyweight champion who defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world titles against Jean-Marc Mormeck (36-4-0, 22ko) and the co-feature of Gennady Golovkin (21-0-0, 18ko) defending his WBA middleweight world championship against Lajuan Simon (23-3-2, 12ko), there will be two more title fights on the December 10 show at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Johnathon Banks, (27-1-0, 18ko) will defend his NABF heavyweight championship belt against tough contender DaVarryl Williamson (27-6-0, 23ko). Banks has appeared on many Klitschko shows and will now face one of his most dangerous opponents in DaVarryl. Williamson had fought Wladimir Klitschko earlier in his career and is known as a very strong puncher.
Commenting on the event, Banks said: “I am excited to be on the same show with Wladimir and I will show the fans that I am at the top of the heavyweight division. I have fought in the large soccer stadiums in Germany before and I know it will be a great atmosphere in ESPRIT arena.”
Isa Akberbayev (8-0-0, 5ko), from Kazakhstan, will fight for the vacant IBO intercontinental cruiserweight title against local favorite Armin Dollinger (21-2-0, 8ko), who fights out of Munich, Germany.
Also on the card is undefeated top super welterweight prospect Tony Harrison (4-0-0 4ko), who opens the show in what will be his fifth professional bout. Harrison is trained by the world famous Emanuel Steward who believes his boxer has as much potential as Thomas Hearns when he was coming up. Harrison boxes Harut Sahakyan who, like Tony, has had four pro fights and is undefeated.
Loeffler continued: “This is by far the best show top to bottom that we have put together. We have two world title fights and two regional fights that are evenly matched. A WBA champion like Golovkin or bouts like Banks versus Williamson could normally be the main event on a fight night. The fans will definitely get their money’s worth from this great show and we are excited to be able to put it together.”
The fight will be broadcast live and exclusively on RTL in Germany, on ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes in North America and also shown in 150 countries worldwide. You can find official ticket sales information here. Tickets are available from €20.