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Klitschko ready for Chagaev!

By Alexey Potapov
Photos: Pavel Terekhov

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IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight Wladimir Klitchsko (52-3, 46 KOs) is training in Going, Austria for his tough upcoming fight against WBA champion (in recess) Ruslan Chagaev (25-0-1, 17 KOs) on June 20th at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Klitchsko has seven sparring partners in camp and spars 10-12 rounds daily in order to prepare for Chagaev. “For me it’s a difficult fight. I have just two weeks for preparation,” said Klitschko, “Ruslan Chagaev is a lefthander [Wladimir had been preparing for David Haye] but I have experience and victories over strong southpaws like Sultan Ibragimov and Tony Thompson. I decided to not cancel the fight on June 20th because I don;t wish to upset the fans. There will be an overflow crowd and it will be an excellent fight.”
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Word is the fight will be televised in the USA on ESPN Classic, after HBO pulled the plug. RTL will televise in Germany.

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