Vitali Klitschko To Take On Shannon Briggs In October

MOSCOW, Russia -- World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will defend his WBC title against American Shannon Briggs on October 16 in Hamburg, Germany.

World heavyweight champion Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko.

"[Briggs] is more experienced than me, has more professional fights on his record and is one of the hardest punchers in the division," Klitschko said on his website.

The Ukrainian, 39, will be defending his title for the fifth time since he beat Samuel Peter in October 2008 to regain the WBC crown.

Vitali's brother, Wladimir, will face off Nigeria's Peter to defend his IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles on 11 September in Frankfurt.

Source: RIA Novosti