French boxer Jean-Marc Mormeck has vowed to strip Wladimir Klitschko of his world heavyweight title when they meet on December 10 in Duesseldorf.
“Wladimir has a glass chin, which I will break,” said the 39-year-old Mormeck, with tickets set to go on sale for the fight next Tuesday.
“He can’t take a punch. On December 11, I will travel back to Paris with my bags full with world title belts.
“I enjoy being the underdog in this fight and I will shock the boxing world.”
Mormeck has a professional record of 36 wins with 22 KOs and four losses, two of which came early in his career, but he has only been a heavyweight for two years.
Klitschko is well used to being trash-talked and was labelled “Bitchko”, “a Ukrainian robot” and “a fraud” by the last fighter he beat, Britain’s David Haye.
Klitschko added the WBA belt to his collection of IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles when he beat Haye with a unanimous decision in Hamburg in July.
Mormeck suffered the last of the four defeats in his career when he was knocked out by Haye in a WBC cruiserweight title fight in 2007.
In 2009, he moved to the heavyweight division and has won all three of his subsequent fights.
He stopped two-time world heavyweight title challenger Fres Oquendo in May 2010 and strong Uzbek fighter Timur Ibragimov in December last year with a split decision, but Klitschko will be a huge test for him.
The champion insists he will not be taking the Frenchman lightly, but his record of 56 wins with 49 KOs and only three losses speaks for itself.
It will be Klitschko’s 20th world title fight.
“Mormeck is one of the most experienced opponents that I have ever faced,” said the 35-year-old Klitschko.
“He has had many world title fights, has a very good technique, can take a lot of punches and is very intelligent inside the ring.
“To under-estimate him would be a fatal mistake.”