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W. Klitschko To Fight In Brooklyn

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 18 Dec 2014

W. Klitschko to fight in Brooklyn

Updated: December 18, 2014, 2:29 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is coming back to New York -- Brooklyn to be exact.

Klitschko, whose 18th title defense will take place on April 25 in the second fight of his three-fight HBO contract, will fight at the Barclays Center in what will be the first heavyweight championship bout at the 2-year-old arena, which has already hosted more than a dozen fight cards.

Klitschko's opponent is not signed yet, but his team is far down the road in negotiations with unbeaten Philadelphia contender Bryant Jennings and the deal is expected to be wrapped in the next couple of weeks.

"The fight will be at the Barclays Center and we are very, very pleased," Bernd Boente, Klitschko's manager, told ESPN.com on Wednesday night. "The contract is not signed yet but we have a handshake deal and we are getting everything finalized. It's a really good deal for both sides. We are all looking forward to a big event."...


ShameLess's Photo ShameLess 23 Dec 2014

Mane him ducking Briggs ya digs dat'll sell quicker

9secondko's Photo 9secondko 23 Dec 2014

Watch it be Shannon "no shame" Briggs.