Vitali Klitschko and Dereck Chisora settle their differences today in Munich. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images)
This afternoon on American time, Vitali Klitschko will put his WBC heavyweight title on the line in Munich against Britain's Dereck Chisora in a fight that picked up a lot of attention yesterday when Chisora slapped Klitschko at the weigh-in.
Bad Left Hook will be here with live, round-by-round coverage of the card (we'll go live at 2:30 with the U.K. broadcast), and here's how you can watch and join us.
Fight time: 2:30 p.m. EST (U.K. TV) / 4:30 p.m. EST (U.S. TV)
Location: Olympiahalle - Munich, Germany
TV channel: BoxNation (U.K.) / Epix (U.S.) / RTL (Germany)
Odds: Klitschko is an enormous favorite, between -1400 and -1600, with Chisora the underdog at anywhere between +750 to +1000.
Undercard: Klitschko undercard regular Johnathon Banks (27-1-1, 18 KO) takes on Nicolai Firtha (20-9-1, 8 KO) in a 12-round heavyweight bout. ... Ukrainian junior welterweight Serhiy Fedchenko (29-1, 13 KO) meets Laszlo Fazekas (8-0-1, 6 KO) in an eight-round contest. ... Former British featherweight champ Stephen Smith (12-1, 6 KO) faces Arpad Vass (7-2, 5 KO) in another eight-rounder. ... Welterweight prospect Timo Schwartzkopf (5-0, 4 KO) meets Andre Deobald (4-2-2, 3 KO) in a six-round bout. ... And Emanuel Steward protégé Tony Harrison (4-0, 4 KO) continues his education against Suleyman Dag (9-31, 4 KO) in a four-round fight.
You can watch online legally if you're in the United States, at EpixHD.com. In the past they've streamed their fights live for anyone, but I'm not sure if they're still doing that for non-subscribers.
Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO) will be looking to win his 12th straight overall, a streak that dates back to 2003 (though there was a four-year retirement in the middle of the run), and his third straight by knockout. Last year, he got Odlanier Solis out in one (though due to injury), and pounded down Tomasz Adamek in the 10th round.
Chisora is looking to pull off what would be the biggest heavyweight upset in many years, and attempting to end the dominant reign of the brothers Klitschko, who have held the division in check since Vitali's return to action in 2008. Not only haven't the brothers lost, they almost never even lose a round, or a full minute of action.
The odds are long, and we find out today if Dereck Chisora can back up his mouth, or his slap.