Today at 4:30 p.m. EST on Epix and streaming live for free on EpixHD.com, world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko faces Jean Marc Mormeck in Düsseldorf. The show is also being broadcast by RTL in Germany and Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
Thankfully, this is the last time we'll have to make clear how big of a mismatch you're about to watch. Klitschko is bigger, stronger, younger, better, and the oddsmakers have him installed as between a 40-to-1 and 50-to-1 favorite to win this fight. Mormeck, a 39-year-old Frechman who held the world cruiserweight championship five years ago and was once a good fighter, albeit in a smaller weight class, just has no shot at winning this thing.
We won't, to my knowledge, be bringing you any of the undercard action, as I don't believe Epix and Sky are carrying either the Afolabi vs Brudov or Ustinov vs Manswell fights, but then there have been worse tragedies.
The best thing about this fight as that shortly after 4:30 p.m. EST, it will be over and done with, and we can stop talking about this as if it's any better than Joan Guzman vs Jesus Pabon, Ruslan Provodnikov vs David Torres, Nathan Cleverly vs Tommy Karpency, Kevin Mitchell vs Felix Lora, or whatever your favorite televised exhibition was recently.