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Klitschko 249, Solis 246.5
Vitali Klitschko weighed in at 249 for his WBC heavyweight title defense against Odlanier Solis on Saturday in Germany. Solis weighed in at 246.5, his lightest weight in three years.
Heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko weighed in at 249 for his Saturday defense against Odlanier Solis, who tipped the scales at a surprisingly light (for him) 246.5.
The fight, which takes place at the Lanxess Arena in Colgne, Germany, will be the sixth title defense of Klitschko's second reign.
Solis, a 2004 Olympic gold medalist from Cuba, is arguably the most skilled challenger the 39-year-old Ukrainian veteran has faced since returning to the sport in late 2008. However, some only viewed the undefeated three-time world amateur champ as a threat if he could control his weight, which he obviously has. Solis (17-0, 12 KOs) has not weighed under 250 pounds for a fight in three years. He has weighed between 260 and 271 for his last four bouts.
Klitschko-Solis will be televised live in the U.S. exclusively on EPIX and streamed live on EpixHD.com. The live broadcast and the live stream will begin at 5 p.m. ET with fights from the undercard followed by the Klitschko vs. Solis world title fight at 6 p.m. ET.