Wladimir Klitschko faces Jean Marc Mormeck today on Epix, Sky Sports, and RTL.
Today at 4:30 p.m. EST from ESPIRIT Arena in Düsseldorf, Wladimir Klitschko puts his many title belts and the world heavyweight championship on the line against Jean Marc Mormeck. Bad Left Hook will have live results and coverage this afternoon, and here's some info on the fight.
First off: Yes, there is a live stream available for this fight, and it is 100% legal. EpixHD.com will be streaming the fight this afternoon.
Fight time: 4:30 p.m. EST
Location: ESPIRIT Arena - Düsseldorf, Germany
TV channel: Epix and EpixHD.com (U.S.) / Sky Sports 1 (U.K.) / RTL (Germany)
Odds: Klitschko is a ridiculous favorite, with odds between 40 and 50 to 1 in his favor. Mormeck is between +1400 and +2000 to pull the upset.
Undercard: Klitschko undercard regular Ola Afolabi faces Valery Brudov for the interim WBO cruiserweight title. Another Klitschko regular, heavyweight Alexander Ustinov, plods around the ring against Kertson Manswell. More undercard info is available here.
To put it nicely, if today's fight is even remotely good, entertaining, or competitive, then it's going to be a surprise. This is terrible matchmaking that speaks ill of Klitschko, trainer Emanuel Steward, manager Bernd Boente, and K2 Promotions on the whole. This is an insult to the audience's intelligence, or at least should be. This is worse than when David Haye dug up Audley Harrison, and somehow UK fight fans were disappointed that the fight was a piece of crap. They felt "ripped off," when any fool could have told them it was a farce from the word "go." But nobody listens. People are barely aware of when fights are happening for the most part. And I mean "boxing fans" when I say that.
Anyway, since Klitschko is smarter than Haye, and I guess by reputation German fans are more accepting of "excellence" displayed against inferiors, this probably won't meet the horrible reaction of Haye vs Harrison. But it should. If the German fans were more concerned with competition, they'd throw tomatoes at this fight upon its conclusion.
Let's just hope that Wladimir doesn't further insult everyone by cautiously dragging this out for 12 rounds.