The Ukrainian heavyweight professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO titles against former sparring partner Francesco Pianeta in Mannheim on 4 May. The 36 years old boxer is making the 14th defence of his second stint as a world heavyweight champion.
Francesco Pianeta, residing in Germany, is undefeated in 29 professional fights, with one draw.
Pianeta said:»Many see me as an outsider but I will knock Klitschko out and turn the world of boxing on its head.»
Klitschko’s last victory was a unanimous decision over Mariusz Wach in November.