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Boxer vows to 'smash' champion Klitschko's face

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Boxer vows to 'smash' champion Klitschko's face

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PARIS (AP)Frenchman Jean-Marc Mormeck says one hard blow will be enough to beat heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko when they meet in December.

The 35-year-old Ukrainian will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against Mormeck in Duesseldorf, Germany on Dec. 10.

Mormeck says he will smash his face, adding that Klitschkos opponents dont do what they need to do.

The former WBC and WBA cruiserweight champion is confident of landing a decisive blow, noting that Klitschko has lost three fights and each time he lost them without going the distance.

Mormeck has a career record of 36 wins with 22 knockouts and four defeats.

It will be Klitschkos first fight since beating Britains David Haye in July.

Klitschko has a record of 56-3, with 49 KOs.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Do the Cubs have enough to trade for Machado?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Do the Cubs have enough to trade for Machado?

On this episode of SportsTalk Live David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Mark Grote (670 The Score) and Shae Peppler (Fox 32) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Manny Machado is in town but still an Oriole. Do the Cubs have enough to trade for him? Plus, did Yu Darvish or Jose Quintana have the more important start over the weekend?

And where does Marian Hossa rank among the greatest Blackhawks of all time?

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Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Yu Darvish earns first win as a Cub, Reynaldo Lopez earns first win of the season

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