Ukraine 's WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is in buoyant mood for his title defence but is not taking the challenge of Albert Sosnowski lightly.
Klitschko, 38, faces the Pole in Germany on Saturday and said: "He will do anything to get my title. "I feel in top shape, I'm well prepared but I will not underestimate him.", BBC Sport informs.
The Ukrainian-born Klitschko, who lives in Hamburg, enters the fight at the Veltnis Arena in Gelsenkirchen with a 41-2 (37 KOs) record. Sosnowski, a native of Warsaw who lives in Brentwood, England, has a 45-2-1 (27 KOs) record.
Despite Sosnowski's impressive record in his 12-year career, the 31-year-old former European champion is not highly regarded in boxing circles. Sosnowski, who is shorter and lighter than Klitschko, has relinquished the European belt in order to challenge for the world belt, Greenwich Time reports.