Wladimir faces Polish giant
Wladimir Klitschko will defend his WBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight titles against Poland's Mariusz Wach in Hamburg on November 10.
Wach is 2.02 metres tall and has a reach of 2.08m. Born in Krakow but based in the United States, he is 4 cm taller than Klitschko and will have a 2cm reach advantage.
Details of the bout were announced in Hamburg, Germany, on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old Klitschko, a Ukrainian who is based in Hamburg, will be fighting in his 23rd “world” title bout.
He will take on the undefeated Wach four months after knocking out American Tony Thompson in the sixth round in a tournament in Basel.
"It is always something special to box in Hamburg," said Klitschko. "This fight will also be special because I have never fought against anyone who is bigger than I am and who has a longer reach."
Klitschko last fought in Hamburg on July 2 last year when he won on points against Britain's David Haye to add the WBA belt to his collection.