Triumph to sell rights to Klitchsko title defence

Triumph Media Group has agreed a partnership with the Klitschko Management Group for the sale of media rights for WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitchsko's upcoming title defence.

Triumph Media Group has agreed a partnership with the Klitschko Management Group for the sale of media rights for WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitchsko's upcoming title defence against Albert Sosnowski.

The Hamburg-based sport and entertainment marketing group will sell rights to the contest in all markets outside Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ukraine, Mexico, USA, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Thomas Martens, the chief executive of Triumph Media Group, said: "We have already collaborated with the Klitschko Management Group on the Wladimir Klitschko-Eddie Chambers fight and we see this new contract as evidence of our good work. Boxing is of great interest to us and still has great potential. We are proud to be co-operating with one of the biggest and most successful names in the sport."

Klitschko Management Group managing director Bernd Bönte added: "I am pleased to work with Triumph media Group again on this fight. We were very pleased with the results in connection with our last fight, Wladimir Klitschko vs Eddie Chambers. We believe that the co-operation will be very successful for the coming fight between Vitali Klitschko and Albert Sosnowski."

Kilitschko will defend his WBC crown against Sosnowski, a former European champion hailing from Poland, in front of 60,000 fans at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen on 29th May.