Klitschko’s management company, which announced the fight on Thursday, says it will be the first time the Ukrainian has faced a bigger opponent. Wach is 2.02 meters tall, four centimeters more than Klitschko.
The 32-year-old Wach is the current No. 4 in the WBC’s rankings, with 27 wins — 15 by knockout — and no defeats since turning professional in 2005.
Klitschko, the 1996 super heavyweight Olympic champion, has a 58-3 record including 51 knockouts.