12 Jan 2011

Klitschko to fight Cuban in March

11:30 am on 12 January 2011

Boxing's WBC heavyweight champion Ukranian Vitaly Klitschko will defend his title against 2004 Olympic champion Odlanier Solis from Cuba in Colonge on March the 19th.

The 39-year-old Klitschko, whose younger brother holds three of the other four belts, retained his world heavyweight title by beating American Shannon Briggs on points on October the 16th, improving his record to 41 wins, two defeats.

The 30-year-old Cuban, who beat Ray Austin in December to get a shot at the title, is undefeated in 17 professional fights with 12 knockouts.

Vladimir Klitschko, who holds the WBO, IBF and IBO belts, is fighting Briton Dereck Chisora on April the 30th and says he expects to face WBA champion David Haye on July the 2nd.