Wladimir interested to see what happens with Mormeck at Friday’s weigh-in
(Photo credit: Michael Eaton Sterling/KMG) By Jim Dower: IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s brother WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko was slapped in the face by challenger Dereck Chisora the Friday before their February 18th fight in Munich, Germany. Vitali held back and didn’t return fire after being slapped, but he may have wished he had because Chisora turned around and spat water in his younger brother Wladimir Klitschko’s face when he saw him in the ring on the night of the fight.
Wladimir is now facing former cruiserweight champion Jean Marc Mormeck this Saturday night at the ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, and he’s a little anxious to see what he does at the weigh-in on Friday.
Wladimir told Sky Sports News “Everything Jean Marc Mormeck said in the press conference he really means, and I think he has found some friends that are giving him certain motivation. I think it’s going to be a very, very challenging, especially in the first rounds of the fight. It is still Monday and Vitali’s [final] press conference was also peaceful. Let’s see what happens at the weigh-in.”
Indeed, let’s see what kind of tricks Mormeck may have in store for Wladimir in order to get attention for himself and perhaps to unnerve Wladimir enough to where Mormeck can gain a big enough edge to beat him on Saturday night. Goodness knows, Mormeck is going to need all the help he can get in this fight in order to come up with a big win.
Mormeck is a huge underdog in this fight because he’s transplanted from the cruiserweight division, and he’s not face anyone nearly as good as Wladimir. The two fighters looked odd when standing together due to the 6’6″ Wladimir’s big height and reach advantage over the 5’11″ Mormeck. Wladimir sees Mormeck’s short height as a real obstacle for him because he’s not accustomed to fighting guys this small.