IBF/WBO/IBO world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (53-3, 47 KOs) defends his titles against Eddie Chambers (35-1, 18 KOs) on March 20th at ESPRIT arena Düsseldorf, Germany. Chambers is the current WBO #1 and the official challenger. On fight night, the arena, homefield of 2. Bundesleague Club Fortuna Düsseldorf, will have a capacity of 51.000 seats. “I am really happy to be back in the ring,” said Klitschko. “I have only good memories of Düsseldorf, my only fight there I won by TKO. This fight is going to take place in a giant stadium. The audience of over 50,000 spectators is a further motivation for me. Chambers is currently the best heavyweight boxer from the US.”
27-year old Philadelphian Chambers won a world title eliminator against odds-on favourite Alexander Dimitrenko (Universum Boxing). A few months before, he had beaten previous WBC champion Samuel Peter. “I worked very hard for this championship fight. In the way I surprised Dimitrenko I am going to take Klitschko by surprise and will collect his three belts. This is a great chance. He is the favourite, but I am confident and take his belts to the US.”
It’s Klitschko’s first fight since his title defense against Ruslan Chagaev in June 2009 in front of 61,000 spectators in Gelsenkirchen, Germany (TKO 9).
“The Esprit arena is a state-of-the-art stadium and we are looking forward to presenting another boxing event in a football stadium,” said Bernd Bönte, Managing Director of the Klitschko Management Group. “Together with the officials of the arena, who are very supportive in any way, we are planning a great event with well-priced tickets and expect to have a sold out venue.”
Ticket sale starts on January 28th at 3 p.m. German time exclusively on www.eventim.de. From January 29th tickets will also be available under +49-(0)1805-12 13 14 and at box offices nationwide. Ticket prices start as low as € 20.
In Germany, Klitschko-Chambers will be broadcast live on RTL.