Wladimir Klitschko—the title-holder of every major heavyweight title except the WBC title, which is held by his younger brother, Vitali—will take to the ring once again and defend his heavyweight title belts when he takes on 40-year-old challenger Tony Thompson Saturday, July 7 in Bern, Switzerland.
This will be the second bout between Klitschko (57-3, 50 KOs) and Thompson (36-2, 24 KOs); the first bout went 11 rounds until Klitschko halted the bout, ending a valiant effort by the then-36-year-old Thompson back in 2008.
Thompson suffered a torn meniscus in the first fight. He said it hampered his fight plan, and he will look to capitalize on his second chance against the most dominant heavyweight of the last decade.
Klitschko will look to build his current win streak to an impressive 16 wins Saturday, as Thompson will look to run his win streak to five while also netting the biggest win of his career.
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