It has been announced that HBO will televise the upcoming bout between undefeated heavyweight contender, Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (22-0-1, 9 KOs) and Vitali Klitschko (38-2, 37 KOs) for the WBC heavyweight championship on December 12th. In addition to Johnson vs. Klitschko, which will take place at the PostFinance Arena in Bern, Switzerland, HBO will also be airing Victor Ortiz vs. Antonio Diaz and the rematch between Juan Diaz and Paulie Malignaggi from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on HBO’s Boxing After Dark. The special duel site, triple header, will kick off at 10:15 PM with Oritz vs. Diaz, followed by Diaz vs. Malignaggi II. Immediately following Diaz vs. Malignaggi, HBO will air the WBC Title fight from Switzerland, tape delayed.
“I couldn’t be more happy or excited that HBO has decided to air my upcoming fight against Vitali Klitschko,” stated Johnson. “Now all of my fans here in the U.S. will have the opportunity to witness me becoming Heavyweight Champion. I want to thank HBO for this opportunity, and remind everyone to tune in On December 12th, to witness the Kingpin become THE NEW WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World.”
The Kevin Johnson vs. Vitali Klitschko fight for the WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and K2 Promotions.