Star-Studded: Academy Award-winning actor and superstar Denzel Washington (left) squares off with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko after a recent workout at LB 4 LB Boxing gym in Los Angeles. The man in the middle is Klitschko’s longtime trainer, the respected Fritz Sdunek.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, Klitschko (37-2, 36 KOs), of Los Angeles, will defend his WBC title against undefeated, No. 1-ranked WBC 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.
One of the most popular fighters in the world, Klitschko will make history by becoming the first fighter to headline three times 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 live on HBO at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.