Mike Coppinger reports at BoxingScene.com that 31-year-old Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach is being given consideration to face world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in November.
Klitschko (56-3, 49 KO) disposed of all-talk challenger David Haye on July 2, and right now is looking to fight once more in 2011. With viable challengers all but gone for both he and his brother Vitali, the brothers are low on options, and Vitali has taken fights similar to this one in the recent past against the likes of Albert Sosnowski and Shannon Briggs, no-hope veterans who to their credit both gave it their best shot, which is more than we can say for some challengers the brothers have taken on over the years.
Wach (25-0, 13 KO) would be a physical challenge in that he's 6'7", but realistically he's nowhere near Klitschko's level and to be perfectly honest, the idea pretty much sucks. Wach knocked out a grossly out of shape Kevin McBride in the fourth round on July 29 and created a bit of buzz because of the brutality of the finish, but McBride is not Klitschko, and neither are Julius Long, Galen Brown, Christian Hammer, or any of the other names on his record. But the fight could make money in Poland or Germany, or even in New Jersey, and Klitschko has been pining to fight on American soil again. We'll see.