Vitali Klitschko says Manuel Charr is a worthy contender for his WBC title
Last Updated: September 5, 2012 12:24pm
Vitali Klitschko (L) believes Charr is a valid contender for his WBC belt
Vitali Klitschko is taking nothing for granted against the unproven Manuel Charr in Moscow on Saturday night.
Klitschko will defend his WBC heavyweight title against the unbeaten German, who was born in Beirut, Lebanon.
Charr has no-one of note on his resume and took seven rounds to finish off a shot Danny Williams in June last year.
However, Klitschko insists he is a valid contender with the Ukrainian and his brother Wladimir running out of options at the top of the heavyweight tree.
"We chose one of the most toughest opponents," said Klitschko. "Charr is young, aggressive and strong. I'm sure our fight will be very interesting.
"I'm going to prove that I deserve to hold the most prestigious title. I'm concerned before the fight, because I don't want to disappoint my team, my fans and my family.
"I could see in Charr's eyes that he came here to fight and get my title."
This could be Klitschko's farewell fight, although talk of a potential clash with David Haye next year continues to do the rounds.
That fight finally taking place could depend on whether Klitschko's bid to become President of Ukraine is successful in the coming months.