NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EPIX presents two heavyweight championship title fights on Saturday, November 10th beginning at approximately 4:30 p.m. (ET). Current WBA/IBF/WBO and IBO Champion Wladimir Klitschko (“Dr. Steelhammer”) takes on the undefeated Mariusz (“The Viking”) Wach, in a 12-round world title fight from the O2 World Arena, Altona, Hamburg, Germany. The undercard features WBA/WBO Inter-Continental/EBU Champion Robert (“The Nordic Nightmare”) Helenius in his comeback title fight from Helsinki, Finland.
Both fights will be shown live on EPIX and live streamed on EpixHD.com, EPIX apps on Xbox, Roku and Google TVs and on Facebook with an authenticated subscription or free trial (www.EpixHD.com/freetrial). The fights will feature commentary from renowned trainer and Boxing Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, ESPN Boxing Analyst Dan Rafael, WNBC-TV sports anchor Bruce Beck and will be hosted by Sports Illustrated writer Chris Mannix.
“EPIX is excited to continue to be ‘Heavyweight Central’ and honored to be the American home of Wladimir Klitschko,” said Travis Pomposello, EPIX Chief Creative Officer.
EPIX will show the fights to a closed-captioned simulcast on the Jumbotron in Times Square in New York City (Broadway between 44th and 45th St.).
Klitschko (58-3, 51 KO's) from Kiev, Ukraine, is the 6th longest reigning Heavyweight Champion of all time, with the 3rd most consecutive title defenses. Since 2005, Klitschko has been the dominant force in the heavyweight division, defeating a majority of the top heavyweights in the rankings. When Klitschko won the IBF title , there were four separate Heavyweight Champions. Since then, he has unified the IBF, IBO, WBO & WBA belts and defeated the WBA Champion in recess. Following his win over Ruslan Chagaev, Klitschko was awarded the vacant Ring Magazine Heavyweight title.
Wach (27-0, 15 KO's), hails from Poland and won the vacant WBC International Heavyweight title. He puts his undefeated record on the line against the heavy punching Klitschko.
On the undercard, Robert (“The Nordic Nightmare”) Helenius from Stockholm, puts his 17-0, 11 KO's and WBA/WBO Inter-Continental/EBU Championship on the line against opponent to be announced.
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