Saturday, 20 June 2009

Klitschko and Chagaev weigh in for Saturdays Championship bout.


The official weigh-in for Wladimir Klitschko´s defense of his IBF/IBO/WBO heavyweight titles against WBA champion in recess Ruslan Chagaev took place on Friday at Karstadt Sports, the largest Sporting goods centre in Dortmund. The Weigh in as always was open to the public as was the final workout on Wednesday at the Mercedes Center in Essen. Popular ring announcer Michael Buffer called the contestants to the scale in front of approx 2000 excited spectators. The weights were announced as follows: Chagaev´s weight was 102 Kilos (225 Pounds). Klitschko was weighing in at 109 Kilos (240 Pounds). Both fighters looked focussed and determined in front of a highly anticipant enthusiastic audience.

The public interest in this fight is massive, both Chagaev and Klitschko are in the zone and there seems to be no hostility or bluff between the two. Klitschko is the betting favorite but i do know it is not a one way street. This event is to be broadcast live Via sattelite on Sky and Espn Classic in the US.