The world’s top heavyweight, Wladimir Klitschko, believes he must be careful in the opening rounds of his upcoming bout against Jean-Marc Mormeck.
Wladimir will be putting his IBF, WBA and WBO belts on the line against the Frenchman in Germany on Saturday night.
The nearly two-meter-tall Ukrainian has a height, reach and power advantage over Mormeck .
The 39-year-old challenger says he’ll rely on his mental resolve to overcome the champion, while Klitschko returns to the ring for the first time since beating David Haye last July.
And despite being the overwhelming favorite, the 35-year-old stresses it won’t be as easy as some are predicting.
“Jean-Marc Mormeck has nothing to lose in this fight, all the belts that as we say in the press conference I have been unifying for a lot of years and now it’s all on the line,” Klitschko said. “So, I have responsibility for all the work that I’ve done in previous years. I think it’s going to be very very challenging, especially in the first rounds of the fight.”
During the presser, Wladimir was also asked to comment on the recent title defense of WBA champ Aleksandr Povetkin, but the Ukrainian said he didn’t see the Russian’s bout against Marco Huck.
“They told me the fight wasn’t that entertaining,” he added.
Mormeck, who has 36 career wins (22 knockouts) with 4 defeats, is the current WBA international heavyweight champion and multiple-time WBA and WBC cruiserweight champion.