Klitschko to defend heavyweight titles against Mormeck in rescheduled bout on March 3
Wladimir Klitschko and Jean-Marc Mormeck have confirmed their heavyweight title bout will take place on March 3.
The fight, which was originally scheduled for last month, was postponed after Klitschko underwent surgery to have a kidney stone removed.
'The WBA/WBO/IBO/IBF world championship fight between Vladimir Klitschko and Jean-Marc Mormeck, first scheduled on December 10 2011 at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, will eventually be held on March 3 2012 in the same arena,' Mormeck's camp said in a statement.
Champ: Wladimir Klitschko (right) will defend his belts against Jean-Marc Mormeck
Both camps had agreed on the date last December but the meeting was pending the international boxing federations' approval, which has been given by the WBA, the WBO, the IBO and the IBF.
The 35-year-old Klitschko is looking to clinch his 50th knockout form 60 professional bouts against former cruiserweight world champion Mormeck.
All change: Jean-Marc Mormeck has only recently moved up to heavyweight
Klitschko's older brother, Vitali, holds the only other major heavyweight belt which he defends against Dereck Chisora on February 17.
Mormeck has just three fights under his belt at heavyweight level since he lost his WBC and WBA cruiserweight titles to Briton David Haye in 2007.