WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and Joe Torre, Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, discuss strategy and share a laugh before a game against the San Francisco Giants this past weekend at Dodger Stadium.
This Saturday, Sept. 26, Klitschko (37-2, 36 KOs), of Los Angeles, will be all business when he defends his WBC title against undefeated, No. 1-ranked WBC world contender Cristobal Arreola (27-0, 24 KOs), of Riverside by way of East L.A., in an eagerly awaited showdown of heavy hitters at Staples Center.
The power-punching Arreola, who has had only one fight go the distance (24 by KO, two by DQ – on the way to a KO), will try to make history by becoming the first boxer of Mexican descent to capture a world heavyweight championship.
Tickets can be purchased at Staples Center, all TicketMaster outlets, by phone (800) 745-3000 and online at www.ticketmaster.com .
The 12-round world championship will be promoted by K2 Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions. It will air on HBO at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
Doors open at 4 o'clock PT.