Klitschko, Solis Make Weight for WBC Heavyweight Title Clash
Press Release / March 18, 2011 - 4:26pm
KLITSCHKO 249 Lbs - SOLIS 246.5 Lbs.
The Vitali Klitschko vs. Odlanier Solis WBC heavyweight championship will be televised live to the U.S., Tomorrow! Saturday, March 19, exclusively on EPIX and streamed live on EpixHD.com, which includes a free two-week trial of the entire website, including access to its 3,000-film library. To sign up for the free trial go to: http://www.epixhd.com/freetrial-boxing/
The live U.S. broadcast and the live stream will begin at 5 p.m. ET with fights from the undercard followed by the Klitschko vs. Solis world title fight at 6 p.m. ET with the televised replay at 10 p.m. ET.
And in a boxing first, EPIX will also be presenting the closed captioned simulcast of the Klitschko vs. Solis heavyweight title tilt on a jumbotron screen in Times Square (Broadway at 44th St.), beginning at 6 p.m. ET.
Klitschko (41-2, 38 KOs), of Ukraine, a three-time heavyweight champion, will be making his sixth title defense of his current reign against 2004 Cuban Olympic gold medalist Solis (17-0, 12 KOs), who is the number one contender and mandatory challenger. The fight will take place in front of a sell-out crowd of 19,000 at the Lanxess Arena in Colgne, Germany.
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