Photos: Pavel Terekhov
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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 biggest dealer of sporting goods in Dortmund, and it was open to the public like the final workout on Wednesday at the Mercedes Center in Essen. Famous US ring announcer Michael Buffer called the contestants to the scale, with the approx. 2000 spectators cheering in delight. 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 sharp and determined in front of the enthusiastic crowd.