It's a weekend without any MMA of note and I like watching men punch each other in the face. With that in mind, I'm going to bring you live results and play-by-play for the WBC heavyweight championship bout between champion Vitali Klitschko and challenger Dereck Chisora.
The action will get under way around 4:30 p.m. ET and, as pointed out earlier today, the fight can be seen free online in America if you sign up for a 14 day free trial of Epix. It's a Saturday afternoon, there aren't many better options for how to spend a lazy weekend afternoon than watching a giant angry German man punch a disrespectful Brit in the head.
Speaking personally, I think this has a good chance to be an entertaining bout. Chisora is going to come forward hard trying to get his hands on Klitschko's chin, I don't expect him to be hesitant about taking a few shots to force his way inside. That will make Vitali have to do more than circle and pump the jab. Vitali also has a bit more of a mean streak than Wladimir so I expect that he will want to shut Chisora's mouth and punish him for the weigh-in slap.
Check back if you want to talk about the fight as it goes down this afternoon.
The fight will be getting underway soon.
There has been some nonsense where Chisora took off his wraps backstage and was saying he wouldn't fight. But that has supposedly been "sorted out" now. David Haye said that Chisora was in a rage backstage.
They just announced there will be a 10-15 minute delay before the main event.
4:53 pm: The crowd is about 13,000 strong. We're still killing time before the main event.
5:00 pm: Christina Perri gives a brief musical performance that was...kind of embarrassing. Ring walks should be coming soon.
5:08 pm: They're saying 5-10 more minutes until the fighters come out. This is just getting stupid.
5:18 pm: Both men in the ring. All updates from here on will be after the jump.