MUNICH, Germany -- Former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali
Klitschko will fight Jameel McCline on Sept. 22 in Munich in
Klitschko's first bout in nearly three years.
"I rule out losing this fight," Klitschko said Monday.
Klitschko hasn't fought since an eighth-round win over Danny
Williams on Dec. 11, 2004. Back and knee problems forced Klitschko
to take a year off and eventually retire with a 35-2 record with 34
knockouts. He announced a comeback earlier this year.
McCline, 37, has a 38-7-3 record with 23 knockouts. He lost a
WBA title shot to then-champion Nikolai Valuev in January when he
injured his knee in the third round.
Klitschko originally hoped to fight current WBC champion Oleg
Maskaev in Moscow in his comeback, but after months of
negotiations, he stood aside to let No. 1 challenger Sam Peter
fight the Russian first.
Klitschko's younger brother Wladimir is the IBF heavyweight
"I want to make history and be the heavyweight champion at the
same time as my brother," Vitali said.