It became known when Klitschko would face Thompson
The fight between IBF/WBO/WBA/IBO heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KО) may box IBF mandatory challenger American Tony Thompson (36-2, 24 КО) on July 13, 2012, Thompson told Fightsaga.com.
"There is nothing that tops experience, and I learned a lot of lessons with my first encounter facing Klitschko in that Championship fight. I really look forward to applying those valuable lessons against Wladimir Klitschko when we meet again. As long as I'm able to be me in the ring, I can beat anyone including Wladimir Klitschko. Even with a torn meniscus, I was able to give the best heavyweight fighter in the world his toughest fight in years. If I am 100% going in to our July 13th bout, I will become the heavyweight champion of the world", - the American boxer said. Remined that the International Boxing Federation (IBF) allowed Wladimir Klitschko to take "exclusive title defense" against Jean Marc Mormeck on March 3 next year.
According to this claim, if Wladimir beats Mormeck, he will have to fight with IBF official challenger Tony Thompson, on June 15, 2012.